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Dindugal Thalapakatti Briyani

Dindugal Thalapakatti Briyani Hajj Mubarak!!

On this auspicious day ,today's recipe is the most special recipe, which has been requested by many of our blog members. Its Dindugal Thalapakatti Briyani!!! This is the original recipe which i got from  one of my friends. I tried this recipe as she told and was happy at last that the briyani tasted just as Thalapakatti Briyani. The ingredients and masala which we are using for this recipe are totally unique.. With no more waiting, the recipe follows..

dindugal thalapakatti briyani

Recipe For : 4

Preparation Time : 1 hour


Seeraga Samba Rice                - 2 cup
Chicken                                    - 1 kg
Small Onion                             - 15 to 20
Garlic Pods                               - 10 to 15
Salt                                            - As required
Turmeric Powder                      - a pinch
Chili Powder                             - 2 tsp
Yogurt                                       - 1/4 cup
Lemon                                       - 1
Coriander Leaves                      - few
Mint Leaves                              - few
Oil                                             - 3 tbsp
Ghee                                          - 1 tbsp

To Grind:

Chopped Ginger        - 2 tbsp
Green Chili                - 5
Cinnamon Stick         - 1
Cloves                        - 4
Nutmeg                      - 1
Star Aniseed              - 1
Green Cardamom       - 4


  • Thalapakatti briyani is prepared only with Seeraga samba rice. Boil 3 cups of water in  a sauce pan. When the water boils, add washed seeraga samba rice. When the water boils again, reduce the flame and switch it off in another 8 minutes. By this way, rice would have cooked only 3/4 th.. When you take out the rice it should be mashable with hands but it should be little chewy when you eat.. Drain the excess water and let the rice cool..
  • Peel small onions and crush it using a mixer-grinder. Peel garlic pods and crush it also separately. Grind everything under 'To Grind'.
  • Heat oil +ghee in a heavy bottomed pan. Add ground masala directly to it.
  • Saute for 2 minutes and then add crushed garlic  and crushed small onion.
  • Saute for some time so that raw flavor goes off and after that add washed chicken.
  • Add enough salt, turmeric powder and Chili powder to it. Cover the pan with a lid and cook in medium flame. You can see water oozing out of chicken. Let the chicken cook in its own water. 
  • After the chicken has been cooked completely add yogurt and lemon juice. Mix everything well. Now gravy for briyani is ready.
  • Take a baking pan. Grease it. Place half of the rice. Then Gravy.. and throw some coriander and mint leaves.
  • And then add rest of the rice, gravy and again Coriander, mint leaves.
  • Cover the pan. I used baking sheet for it.
  • Pre heat the oven to 180 degree Celsius. Bake it for 15 minutes. Let briyani sit in the switched off oven for 10 more minutes.
  • Mix everything well and enjoy your Briyani with raita.Adjust the spice according to your taste.
  • If you don't have oven, simply heat a dosai pan. Place rice,gravy,coriander leaves in layers in a Pan and place it over the dosai pan.. By this, Dum briyani can be done on stove top.