Indian Cooking Tips: How to Make Quick and Easy Calicut Chicken Biryani (Recipe Inside)

Calicut Biryani is from Kerala which is loaded with the southern taste of curry leaves and poppy seeds.


  • Biryani is one of the most popular dishes in Indian cuisine.
  • South India boasts of countless biryani dishes by itself.
  • Here is an easy chicken biryani from South Indian that you should not miss

According to a report, Biryani was ordered more than once every second in the year 2020, and we were not surprised either. Biryani literally means that in the past years it has become an emotion, beyond just a royal nod. From planning a party at home to indulging those cravings for a royal feast, you know that Biryani’s one-pot meal will not disappoint at all. No wonder Biryani has managed to capture billions of fans worldwide with its many forms. Be it popular Hyderabadi Biryani or superb classics like Mutton or Chicken Biryani. There are also some new splashes like Chicken Tikka or Chicken 65 Biryani, and as we move forward, we keep slipping! There is no end to the list, but there are some biryani that never fail to impress us, no matter how many times we are!

Biryani of Southern India is known for its aromatic taste and taste. There are different types of biryani in South India itself, with different cooking techniques and different ingredients. From Hyderabadi to Andhra style biryani to the coastal flavors of Kerala, you will be impressed by the unique flavors and game of ingredients. Calicut (Kozhikode) Biryani is one of the very few in Kerala that is dealing with the southern flavor of curry leaves and poppy paste as well as a host of spices that give off an aromatic chasm. Kerala is known for its coastal cuisine that includes Malabari fish biryani and shrimp curry and this chicken biryani is also sure to leave you asking for more.

(Also read: 7 Biryani from South India You Should Not Miss)


Biryani from Calicut is layered with aromatic spices and topped with boiled eggs.

How to make Calicut Chicken Biryani. Calicut Chicken Biryani Recipe

In this easy chicken biryani recipe, the chicken is cooked in a pool of spices mixed with curry leaves, cumin, coriander seeds, fennel powder, poppy and lemon juice and yogurt. It is mixed with tomato and onion biryani spices, which also have aromatic flavors of cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom. It is then optionally layered with cooked rice, topped with boiled eggs, cashews and raisins just before serving! Doesn’t it really taste delicious?

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See the complete recipe of Calicut Chicken Biryani here.

Try this easy, nuisance-free South Indian biryani at home and share your experiences with us in the comment section below.

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