Country chicken biriyani or’nattu koli biriyani’
as in Tamil, has a different taste in comparison
to the normal chicken.
If you have tried cooking country chicken curry
you would understand that the aroma and taste
is completely different and excellent.
I grew up eating only country chicken,and I
remember that the broiler chicken seemed to
take over ,somewhere around the 70’s.
( correct me if I’m wrong ).I remember every
chicken had a cluster of eggs ( the shells not
formed ).It really was a delight when my mom,
removes only the eggs while the curry is
simmering,and let’s us have a taste of it.
Now,we rarely get to see this stuff .🙁
So let’s get into the recipe now
500-750 gm country chicken
500 gm basmati rice soaked for 20 minutes
20 -25 small onions ( shallots /red onions )
3-4 green chillies
30 cloves of garlic
2 inch piece ginger
2 onions sliced
2 slit green chillies
1 cup curd
1 tsp whole pepper
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp rose essence or 1 tsp rose water
1/2 tsp turmeric
Whole garam masala ( 4 cardamons,4 cloves,1
stick cinnamon,1 tsp saunf)
1/2 cup ghee+3 tbsp oil
10 cashew nuts
2 tsp sea moss
2 tsp saunf
1 tsp white khus khus ( poppy seeds)
1 piece mace
1 stick cinnamon
1-2 bay leaf
1 tsp cumin seeds￼
•First grind the ginger,garlic,green chillies to a
•Grind the shallots coarsely .
•Heat oil and ghee in a biriyani pot or pressure
cooker,add the whole garam masala and sliced
onions ,and fry the till light brown.
•Add the slit green chillies,tomatoes,turmeric
and salt .
•Next add the ginger garlic paste and the
chicken pieces and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
•Add all the powders,and curd,lime juice ,mint
and coriander leaves and cook for few minutes.
• Pour 1 cup hot water over the chicken ,and
cook till chicken is tender.
•If cooking in pressure cooker,allow the steam
to release on its own.
•Add the washed and soaked rice ,and water
level up to 2 inches .
•Add mint and coriander leaves,cover and cook
on a slow fire ( dum ) for 15-20 minutes or till
•Serve with raita or any dishes of your choice.