Mint Lemon Chicken Biriyani

The mint lemon chicken biriyani:

Biriyani is the most preferred food for many. There are several versions of biriyani and in Tamil Nadu itself there are many signature recipes for biriyani like the thalapakatti chicken biriyani, ambur chicken biriyani, chetinad chicken biriyani, vaniyampatti chicken biriyani. Like all I love biriyani too and have a huge list of collections on my website itself.

In Tamilnadu, chicken biriyani is one pot meal where rice is cooked with masala and chicken. In other places, chicken is cooked with masala and layered with rice. I love the one pot meal version. The mint lemon biriyani is a similar one too.

A trip to remember

The havoc created during the wee hours in a home is uncontrollable. The rush, the time consciousness, the loudness and the 1000 times gaze to the wall clock.. Yup! You guessed it right, I am talking about the energetic morning hours where we all run and hush up our kids with just the same words “Its time, we are late, Hurry!”. The same phrase during wake up, bath, food, dressing up and while driving too!

The moment we reach office, office would look so calm and peaceful. The hot chai served at the table is a blessing, the first sip really means a lot.

My home has similar scenes in the morning, my son (4 year old), would say “I am hurrying, its late” before I tell him. Sometimes I feel pity for him! The only day off for the whole busy week is already packed with schedules too like shopping, chopping, moping etc,.

Cheeni Athirasam with Choco Lava


It was a lazy Sunday, I was feeling feverish. All at home went to the temple pretty far away. I knew they all would be back only by noon. Had my breakfast and was watching some movie. I started feeling lonely and the first thing I would do is either cook or bake. It is my habit, I prepare some dish for my familywhen they get back home. I was thinking of making something. I was craving for something sweet. I lovechocolates and a restricted list of South Indian sweets. Basically I do not like milk sweets (except gulab jamun) and ghee fried dishes.