When you are thinking of Biryani in Kochi, the first thing that comes to your mind is the Kayikkante Biryani. This fragrant Biryani is served with dates chutney, onion salad and pappad. The rice is crispy and the curry is spicy. The use of natural ingredients makes you feel light even after a healthy portion of the Biryani. The Thalassery Biryani is also famous here. Unlike other varieties of Biryani, this Mappila version is made with thin short-grained rice called Jeerakasala. This biryani uses less oil as it is cooked in the Dum style. Thalassery Biryani is a Pakki Biryani.