Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Naatu Kozhi Biryani / Country chicken Biryani

In my Naatu Kozhi Varuval post i have mentioned, that I do not know the difference between the country chicken and broiler chicken. Now I got to know that coz of my loving blogger friends of cookingvarieties and divya. Thank you friends. This recipe got from kitchen Tantra with slight variations.

Ingredients 1 (For Marination)

  • Country Chicken - 1/2 kg
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coconut oil - 2 tsp

Ingredients 2 ( For making masala)

  • Tomato - 1
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Green chillies - 3 
  • Coriander leaves - a handful
  • Mint leaves - a handful
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon - 2 tsp
  • Yogurt - 1/2 cup (nearly 4 tsp)

Ingredients 3 (For Biryani)

  • Biryani Rice - 3 cups
  • Green chillies - 3 (cut lengthwise)
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Onion - 3 (cut lengthwise)
  • Tomato - 4
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Ghee - 5 tsp
  • Water - 4.5 cups
  • Salt - as per taste

Ingredients 4 (Spices - to fry)

  • Cloves - 4 to 5
  • Cinnamon stick - 3 (Crushed)
  • Bayleaves - 3 (Crushed)
  • Star anise - 3 to 4
  • Cardamon - 2
  • Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil - 3 tsp


  • Mix the ingredients mentioned in Ingredients 1 and marinate the chicken for 1 hr.

  • Soak rice for 20 min.
  • Make a paste of masala with the ingredients 2 and keep aside.

  • In a pressure cooker, add oil and when hot, add the spices (ingredients 4) one by one and fry for a minute.

  • Add the Onion, green chillies and salt and fry till translucent.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and tomato and saute till tomato becomes soft. 

  • Now add in the marinated chicken and the masala paste.

  • Cover and let it cook for 10 to 15 min in medium heat.
  • If the chicken becomes dry, add little water. (Country chicken takes long time to cook).

  • When the chicken is 3/4th cooked, add the washed rice and water.
  • Check for the seasoning (like salt etc) and adjust it.

  • When water starts boiling, close the lid and cover the hole with tumbler (no need to use weight) and cook in low flame for another 10 min.

  • Open the lid, add in the ghee, mix slightly and serve the hot and spicy country chicken biryani.

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27 lovely comments:


absolutely delicious.. mouthwatering here :)

Shama Nagarajan

super yummy !!!>Join us in our Fast food event - Noodles.


Ohh God, I am craving Biryani soo much now ... this is absolutely mouthwatering!


Hi Akila ,

Briyani looks Excellent!!!

Neat presentation :)

Keep up your good work Dear..


Suja Manoj

Wow tempting biryani,superb clicks.


A restaurant style dish . Very well made and nice step by step recipe.

Hamaree Rasoi

Can't stop drooling over it. Wonderfully prepared biriyani.

Hamaree Rasoi

Awesome biriyani. Thanks for showing us how to prepare with country chicken.

Menaga Sathia

Am drooling over here,mouthwatering biryani!!


Looks yummy !! I am following you :-)

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Sharans Samayalarai


biryani looks wonderful


Tempting and delicious biryani..
Nice presentation..


Tempting & delicious..Neatly presented!!

Ongoing Events of Erivum Puliyum @ Spicy Aroma-Curry leaves or Red dry Chillies


That looks divine!! Flavourful biriyani!



Looks lovely


Reshmi Mahesh

Tempting yummy biryani...


Nice post. Will try with vegetables :)


Irresistible Biryani



DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!absolutely mouthwatering biryani!

Sangeetha Nambi

Looks soooooooooo perfect like restaurant made... Rocking...


wow its makes my tummy sound !!!
so yummy....


yummy biriyani....tempting pics...


drooling here


I think I need to make some of this soon. Your picture is making me so hungry!!

Priya Suresh

DOnt have words to say, wish to have this yummy briyani anytime.

Rumana Rawat

What a lovely biryani...

Jayanthy Kumaran

wooow...looks soo tasty..
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