Chettinad Biryani Recipe

Chettinad Biryani Recipe
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If you are a fan of Biryanis and have tried the Hyderabadi and Lucknow style of preparing the dish, the authentic Chettinad style is worth some attention. Rich in spices like Coriander, Chillies and Cumin, this is just a mouth-watering delight.
Chettinad Biryani Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 4.6 / 10 (28 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 300 gms Basmati Rice
  • 100 gms Cauliflower (chopped)
  • 100 gms Carrot (chopped)
  • 50 gms Beans (chopped)
  • 25 gms Peas
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 flake Ginger
  • 1 flake Garlic
  • 3 Red Chilies
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 3 tsp Tomato Puree
  • 3 tsp Oil
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • Salt to taste
How to make Chettinad Biryani:
  • Wash and soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes.
  • Now make a fine paste of red chilies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic and ginger.
  • Heat a pan and put some ghee into it.
  • Add the soaked rice (no water) in it and cook till rice start sticking together.
  • Remove the rice from fire.
  • Heat a pan and put oil into it. When the oil turns hot, add chopped onion in it.
  • Stir till the onion turns golden brown in color.
  • Now add the paste and all the vegetables to the onions.
  • Add a little water, tomato puree and salt to the vegetables.
  • Add the sauté rice and some more water so as to cover the rice with water.
  • Cover the pan and let the rice cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Chettinad Biryani is ready to eat. Serve it hot with lime juice.