Chettinad Kozhi Biryani

Chicken Coconut Rice with Fennel

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      45 min

Appears in
Instant Indian: Classic Foods from Every Region of India Made Easy in the Instant Pot

By Rinku Bhattacharya

Published 2018

  • About

The Chettinad community of Tamil Nadu in Southern India showcases exceptional meat-and-fish-based cuisine. This nicely compliments the unique vegetarian dishes that are found throughout the rest of the state. This biryani is traditionally made with a rice variety called Seeraga Samba, but basmati rice works as a good substitute. I personally love the nuanced delicate spicing of this recipe, which is simpler than North Indian biryani variations. Traditionally, this is garnished with whole or