Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani

by Adeela Shamnas
Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani
In kerala, Biriyani is a must have main dish for all the occasions. Without Biriyani the menu would be incomplete. So do the celebrations. For me any special occasion is just incomplete without this delicious dish. So this is a Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani recipe. This Fish Biryani is prepared using Khaima/Jeerakasala rice. King Fish/Neymmeen/pomfret or any other fleshy fish can be used for making Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani. The perfect blend of marinated fish, aromatic rice and selected spices makes it lip-smackingly delicious. Thalassery Meen Biriyani is unique and special with cooked rice and fish masala layered alternatively and cooked in Dhum. This is a wholesome and nutritious dish served with mint chutney, papad and pickle. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home. One more biryani recipe is getting ready in the back stage.
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Marinate the fish pieces in red chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice with required water.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry each sides of fish.
  3. Heat oil in a large pan and fry 1 thinly sliced onion till golden brown in colour. Convert it into a plate. Now we have to prepare the biriyani rice.
  4. Now we add all the spices into the hot oil and add drained rice.
  5. Roast the rice for 4-5 minutes in medium to high flame.
  6. Once rice is roasted a bit, quickly add boiled water, give a stir and close with a lid. Let it cook. Also add 1 tsp of lime juice and chopped carrot to this.
  7. In the mean time, heat oil in a pan and fry onion until soft.
  8. Then add crushed ginger garlic green chilly. Saute until the raw smell goes off.
  9. Add chopped tomatoes and saute until the tomatoes become soft. On the other hand check rice, when it's done off the flame. Take care that rice is not overcooked.
  10. Now add pepper powder, garam masala and salt as required. Saute for a minute.
  11. Add fish pieces. Don't stir as it will break the fish.
  12. Just mix by putting masala on top of fish. Add chopped coriander leaves to this and close lid for 1 minute. After that off flame.
  13. Mix chopped mint leaves, coriander leaves and fried onion with 1/2 tsp garam masala.
  14. Now start layering rice over the fish masala. We are going to dhum the biriyani. Layer half of the biriyani rice over it.
  15. Sprinkle the half of fried onion mix and 1 tbsp yellow colour mixture(1/4 cup milk+1/4 tsp turmeric powder)
  16. Layer the remaining cooked rice, fried onion, colour and 2 tbsp ghee over it.
  17. Close the lid tightly and heat for 5 minutes.(low flame)
  18. Delicious Thalassery biriyani is ready now.
Recipe Notes

You can visit this link for a delicious accompaniment with biriyani Onion Tomato Raitha. You can also visit this link for a lip smacking pickle Mango Pickle.

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