After a perfect summer week of sunshine it has gone wet and chilly again. But here is the perfect dish to warm you up. Koszhikodan Biryani courtesy of Deepa from Curry Lives.. a one stop shop for amazing recipes. #recommended


kozhikodan Biriyani

A Feast, Birthday or Marriage (Perunnalo Pirannallo Kalliyanamo…), BIRYANI is the king of all dishes. A perfect and delicious one pot meal….


  • 1 kg Biryani Rice (Soaked in enough water for 20 minutes)
  • 4 pieces 1 inch length Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 tbsp. Kismis/Raisin
  • 2 tbsp. Cashew nuts
  • 250 gms. Ghee/ Clarified Butter
  • 250 gms. Onion thinly sliced
  • 1 kg Chicken cut into medium pieces
  • 25 Green chilies, silted chopped
  • 2 tbsps. Ginger crushed
  • 2 tbsps. Garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsps. Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsps. Cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsps. Mint leaves chopped
  • 2 tbsps. Cilantro grinded and made in to paste
  • 2 tbsps. Kas Kas/Poppy Seeds (this can be substituted with Cashew nuts, if needed n)
  • 1 Cup Yoghurt
  • 6 Cardamom
  • ¼ piece Nutmeg/Jadikka
  • 1 tbsp. Mace/Jathipathri /Javithri )
  • 1 tbsp. Shah Jeera/Caraway seed
  • 4 Cloves
  • 4 Stick Cinnamon
  • 2 cups Maida/Atta (optional)


  1. Grind masala Cardamom, Nutmeg/Jadikka, Mace/Jathipathri /Javithri ) Shah Jeera/Caraway seed, Cloves, Stick Cinnamon and keep it…

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My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/about-me/


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