Chicken Idiyappam Biriyani


10 Idiyappams ( I used instant idiyappams)
1/2 kg chicken, cut into small pieces
2 large onions, thinly sliced
4 green chillies
1 piece ginger
7 garlic cloves
1 big tomato, chopped
1/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped
3 tbsp mint leaves
3/4-1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4-1/2 tsp pepper powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste
2-3 tbsp ghee


  1. Cook chicken with chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt adding enough water and keep it aside.
  2. Crush ginger, garlic and green chillies together to a paste.
  3. Heat ghee in a pan and add sliced onions and saute well till transparent.
  4. Add crushed ginger, garlic and green chillies and saute well.
  5. Add chopped tomato and saute well till soft.
  6. Add coriander leaves, mint leaves, 1/2 tsp garam masala, cooked chicken pieces and salt and mix well.
  7. Then add shredded idiyappams, 1/4- 1/2 tsp garam masala, and a pinch of yellow colour/saffron mixed with 1 tbsp lemon juice and mix well for 3-4 minutes on low flame.
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot…


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