Fish Biriyani (Meen Biryani) In Malabar Style

Fish biriyani cooked in malabar style. In malabar, seerfish or pomfret is generally used for making biriyani. It can be made with seer or any fleshy fish. This is a malabar traditional style recipe.

Fish Biriyani (Meen Biryani) In Malabar Style

Fish biriyani cooked in malabar style. In malabar, seerfish or pomfret is generally used for making biriyani. It can be made with seer or any fleshy fish. This is a malabar traditional style recipe.

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

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By Mia Varghese

Published On: 18 Apr 2010

Rating: 4
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45 Minutes
Served : 3
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Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

Clean and cut the fish into medium sized pieces.

Step 2

Prepare a mixture with 1/2 tbsp chilly powder, turmeric powder, 1/2 tbsp lime juice and a pinch of salt.

Step 3

Marinate the fish pieces in this chilly mixture for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Take a pan and pour oil. Heat the oil and fry the marinated fish pieces until golden brown. Keep this aside.

Step 5

Saute the sliced onions in the same oil. Add ground ginger, ground garlic and ground green chillies. Saute for some time.

Step 6

Add remaining chilly powder, coriander powder and required salt.

Step 7

Add ground poppy seeds, chopped tomatoes and curd. Mix well in low heat.

Step 8

Stir in the fried fish pieces, mint leaves, coriander leaves and 1/4 tsp garam masala powder.

Step 9

Simmer in low fire, stirring occasionally. Remove from fire when the gravy thickens. Keep this aside.

Step 10

Wash the biriyani rice and drain well.

Step 11

Take a wide mouthed pan and pour ghee. Heat the ghee and fry the thinly sliced onions until golden. Remove the fried onions and saute cashew nuts and raisins. Keep this aside.

Step 12

In the same ghee, splutter cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Add onions and saute well.

Step 13

Stir in drained rice and fry for 5 minutes. Add hot water, lime juice and required salt.

Step 14

Cover the pan with a lid and cook until water is absorbed and rice becomes soft. Stir occasionally and remove from fire. Keep this aside.

Step 15

Take a deep vessel and put one layer of fish masala. Sprinkle a pinch of garam masala.

Step 16

Follow up with a layer of rice, a pinch of garam masala, fried onions, raisins and cashewnuts.

Step 17

Repeat one more layer on top. Cover with a lid and put in a hot oven for 15 minutes.
Variation: You can also cook in low heat for 15 minutes by placing hot coals on top.

Step 18

Mint chutney, pappad and pickle serves as accompaniment for this meen malabar biryani.

Step 19

Fish biriyani in malabar style is ready and serve hot.

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smitha deepak

Its very tastey

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Anusya

superb

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neethu

Very very tasty

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Rakendu

Awesome! This is the first time that my biriyani came out so well. Its all

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sella manian

Easy and very tasty!! didn t know making briyani was this easy! thanks

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nithya

Wow!.....really nice

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