To celebrate the occasion there is one favorite recipe that is Biriyani. In Pakistan, people prefer Mutton biriyani or chicken biryani. There are two types of biriyani are famous in South Indian state of Malabar, Kerala. One is Calicut Biryani Recipe | Kozhikodan Biriyani Recipe and the other is Thalassery biryani (also called Kerala biryani).


The Calicut Biryani or Kozhikodan Biriyani has got famed due to its aroma and taste.  Biriyani is a rice-based recipe in which rice is blended with meat or chicken. The chicken and rice are cooked separately before blending and garnishing. It is believed that these biriyani recipes were introduced by the Moghuls from Samarkhand and native rulers of Mysore and Arcot.



Calicut Biryani Recipe | Kozhikodan Biriyani Recipe


Biryani Masala ingredients:-

  • 2 Cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • 2 Star anise
  • 1 Mace
  • 10 grams Nutmeg
  • 2 Cardamom 2nos
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Caraway seeds
  • 1/4  teaspoon Cumin seeds



For chicken Marination

Calicut Biryani Recipe | Kozhikodan Biriyani Recipe

  • 1 /2 cup Chicken 1kg Curd
  • ½ teaspoons Biryani Masala
  • 3/4 teaspoon Pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon Indian white poppy seed
  • 8 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Ginger
  • 12 Green chilly
  • 2 Tomato
  • Mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup Coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup Ghee
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 600g Onion

For Biryani Rice:

Calicut Biryani Recipe | Kozhikodan Biriyani Recipe

  • 800 grams rice
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 3 drops Rosewater
  • l2 teaspoons Coconut oil
  • 3 teaspoons Ghee
  • Cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • 1 Cloves
  • 1 small Cinnamon stick


Preparation Method:

Calicut Biryani Recipe | Kozhikodan Biriyani Recipe


  • Add all the Biryani Masala ingredients in a grinder and grind.
  • Add a poppy seed, water and make a paste.
  • Combine washed chicken, curd, lemon juice, Biryani Masala, turmeric powder,1/2 pepper crushed garlic, green chili, ginger, poppy seed paste, and salt.
  • For Masala add thinly sliced onion.
  • Add sliced tomatoes, chopped coriander, mint leaves.
  • Heat the pan adds coconut oil and onion and fry.
  • Fry cashew, add black pepper, cloves, cinnamon nut, sliced onion, and crushed garlic, green chili and ginger.
  • Include chopped tomato, Biryani Masala, turmeric powder mix well.
  • Add the marinated chicken and stir.
  • Add chopped coriander and mint leaves and salt.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Boil water and add rose water, salt, cardamom, and cinnamon.
  • Heat a pan adds ghee or cooking oil in a large and deep pan.
  • Add rice and stir-fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add boiled water, lemon juice, coconut oil.
  • Cover the vessel and lid with gram flour
  • Put a wet cloth on top wait for 15-20 minutes.
  • Open the vessel, transfer rice into another vessel and mix well.
  • Place the boiled egg on the top.


Calicut Biryani Recipe | Kozhikodan Biriyani Recipe is completed. Enjoy!