Kerala Spicy Chicken Biriyani

43 Responses

  1. Arunan says:

    Well written, and nice illustration. Thank you!!

  2. Yummy Team says:

    Thanks for your comment 🙂

  3. Wonderful work Yummy Team!!! Love these step to step photos!

  4. Seema says:

    I tried this and its sooooo Yummy.

  5. Anonymous says:


  6. Anonymous says:

    hi please let me know ASAP how many people dose this measurement serves?

  7. Yummy Team says:

    Hi Anonymous,

    Sorry for the late reply. This recipe serves around 6 – 8 people..

  8. raj says:

    really tasty biriyani,i made this yday,but i felt rice is less for 6-8 ppl,did u use 200ml cup for measurement?

  9. Yummy Team says:

    @ Raj,

    Sorry for the late reply..I am in India on vacation now. I am not sure whether I use a 200 or 237 ml cup for measurement, will confirm it once I get back..

  10. Yummy Team says:

    @ raj,

    I have used a 237 ml cup for measurement..

  11. Anonymous says:

    i tried it great

  12. Anju says:

    I made this yesterday evening following the steps you specified… It was SO GOOD… My biriyani was always a flop.. I am happy that I got the exact method.. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

  13. Yummy Team says:

    @ Anju,

    Thanks a lot for your feedback. Glad to know that you liked this recipe 🙂 Please keep visiting..

  14. Siji says:

    I would have gone through almost all your recipes minimum say 5 times…. even thoough i am yet to try all… but mut say that ur presentation is way tooo awesome and tempting.. and especially because you have chosen white as the colour for your background for website… the entire presentation is so well clear… Good effort… and wish you happy cooking…

  15. Yummy Team says:


    Thanks a lot for your wonderful words about the website. You made our day!! 🙂 Do let us know your comments/suggestions if you try out any recipes. Please keep visiting..Thanks again!!

  16. Manju says:

    We were trying for a good kerala Biryani. This one was awesome, this tastes like a Hyderabadi Biryani, we prepared 2 times. It came well, Thanks for the nice post.

  17. Mini John says:

    At last I made a decent biriyani with this recipe. Thanks a ton!!!!!!

  18. Maya Akhil says:

    Manju and Mini John,

    Thanks for your feedback..Happy to know that you both enjoyed this dish.

  19. deepa nair says:

    hi maya,

    your recipes looks soooo yummy once gponna try chicken biriyani…for sure…and kale toran also..:)pls post some more recipes healthy version:)

  20. Indhu vinod says:

    Maya, which brand of basmati rice are you using ? It looks very nice. I am going to try this biriyani for a dinner party. Could you pls suggest some side dishes for this biriyani other than pickle & chammanthi? Waiting for your reply

  21. jojo jacob n says:

    great but toooooo spicy.

  22. Solly says:


  23. Manju says:

    Hi Maya,

    Lovely presentation!
    I am planning to prepare this Biriyani over the weekend, but I need to cook it early morning as we are travelling after that. So what do you think is best –
    marinating the chicken and refrigerating it overnight OR
    cooking the chicken part the previous night itself & just doing the rice part alone in the morning?
    The layering part & final heat up I can do at my friends’ place after reaching there…

    Waiting to hear from you… Thanks in advance.

  24. Maya Akhil says:

    I recommend cooking the chicken part the day before and just doing the rice part alone in the morning. Make sure you leave enough gravy otherwise it will get dry after refrigeration. Hope it comes out well for you. Have a great time!

  25. Lima Paul says:

    Hi Maya,
    Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I tried this biriyani last week and it came out well. I felt the fried onion for garnishing could have been a bit more. Next time onwards I will add more. Thanks for your recipe. I love it 🙂

  26. Siby elias says:

    Hi Maya.. I’m a doctor settled in Dubai.. I shifted there after marriage.. I never cooked ever at my home but when I came here v had big joint family I made ur duck curry, ur mutton and chicken biriyani and al came big hit.. I have taken time to thank u to start such a blog for the younger generation.. N al my credit goes to u so thank u..

  27. Renji says:

    Hi maya….this recipe always works for me. Ive tried it countless times with few minor changes here n thre…..ive almost mastered it

  28. Tommy says:

    Wow, this recipe is extremely delicious. I also like the way you explain the procedures which is clearly stated in this post. also the pictures provided are great ,it show the texture of the dish for almost every steps that makes it more informative to your readers. So thanks for sharing and I’m wishing for more power to your site and continue to share your knowledge to us. God Bless.

  29. parvathy says:

    hi Maya,
    Can you please tell me the brand name of the pan you had used for deep frying.I have been looking for one but i don’t know which one to buy.

  30. Reema says:

    Prepared the biryani, it was delicious. Thank you so much for this recipe.

  31. Chandini says:

    Hi Yummyoyummy team,
    Tried this biriyani n it turned out so good…. Really yummy😀…My happiness doubled when my picky eater daughter said that she liked it very much….Thank you so much… U made my day… Keep up the good work n happy blogging…

  32. Roshni says:

    Hi I made this yesterday and it canecout very well, recipie to keep! Thank you!

  33. Rusheeda says:

    Hi Maya… I tried out this recipe yesterday and it turned out to be great. It had a distinctive flavour. But it the taste had begun to change by evening [though I had kept it in fridge] 🙁
    Would it be due to addition of fresh pineapple? Do let me know your thoughts on this.

    • Maya Akhil says:

      Its not the pineapple but did you keep the hot biriyani covered for a long time, after it got done? If yes, then that could be the reason. The moisture that condensed on the lid of the pot might have dripped back inside and that might have changed its taste.

  34. saleena says:

    hi maya, I tried this recipe and loved it. the first time, my biryani came out well:)

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