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Thalassery Biriyanie

Thalassery is known for its biriyani. The name Thalassery biriyani originates from Thalassery, a town in the Malabar region of North Kerala. The word biriyani is derived from the persian word biryani which means fried or roasted”. Biriyani was believed to have been invented in the kitchens of the Mughal Emperors. Thalassery biriyani is one of the many ways of preparing biriyani dishes. In the local dialect malayalam there is a small variation in pronunciation. Thalassery biriyani is a jeerakasala rice-based dish blended with spices and chicken instead of the usual basmati rice. Jeerakasala rice is a popular variety of aromatic rice used in Tamilnadu and Kerala. As the name suggests the grains are smaller in size like jeera (cumin seeds) It is very tasty and fragrant. As it is the only biryani recipe in kerala cuisine it can also be called Kerala biryani, but this variant is an indigenous recipe of Malabar region of kerala. There are around 120 rare paddy varieties cultivated in wayanad, among them are Jeerakasala, kayama, gandakashala, uruni kayama rice which are commonly used to make Thalassery biriyani. Best place to stay and taste local foods in kannur

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