The Thalassery biryani is a special food especially for Muslims in north Kerala, though it traces its aroma to Mughlai cuisine. Thalassery has integrated into its repertoire of dishes, the best of world cuisine, probably because of its legacy as a maritime trading point and the exposure to people and cultures from far. Thalassery food has the distinctive influence of Arab, British, Dutch, Portuguese, Jewish, and French cuisine on it. Today, it’s an eclectic mix of the west, the orient and the native.
Of particular culinary interest is the Thalassery biryani, special to the place. This is perhaps one of the very few places where the kaima rice takes pride of place in biryani over the usual long and thin basmati.
Perhaps, this Thalassery special fish biryani recipe would give us some clues as to why the place is touted as a foodie paradise.