Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Beef dum biriyani Kerala style

Biriyanis are always my favorite..But never tried or eat a biriyani with beef.This is my first trial and believe me it came super..You may check other biriyani  recipes
  1. Chicken dum biriyani
  2. Malabar biriyani with fried chicken
  3. Tamilnadu style chicken biriyani
  4. Thalassery chicken biriyani
  5. Hyderabadi chicken dum biriyani
  6. Malabar prawn biriyani
  7. Egg dum biriyani 
  8. Egg biriyani Tamilnadu style

Ingredients :

Serving size : 3 

For msala :

  • Beef : 250 gm
  • Onion sliced : 2
  • Tomato  chopped : 1
  • GInger : 1" piece 
  • Garlic : 6 cloves
  • Green chilly : 2
  • Mint leaves  : fistfull
  • Coriander leaves : Fistfull
  • Coriander powder : 1tspn
  • Turmeric powder : 1/4
  • Chilly powder : 1tspn
  • Garam masala powder : 1tspn

For rice:

  • Rice : 1.5 cups
  • Water : 2&1/4 cups
  • Lemon juice : 1 tspn
  • Onion sliced : Fistfull
  • Cinnamon / patta : 1 stick
  • Cardamom / elakka: 2
  • Clove / grampoo : 2
  • Ghee : 1tblspn

To garnish :

  • Fried cashews : 2 tblspn
  • Kismis : 2 tblspn
  • Fried onion : 1/4 cup
  • Mint leaves : fistfull
  • Coriander leaves : fistfull

Method :

For masala :

  • Wash and cut beef in to medium sized pieces.Marinate it with salt and turmeric powder for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a pan with oil.Add sliced onion and saute it well .Then add chopped tomato and saute it again till it become soft . 
  • Make a paste of ginger and garlic and add it to the sauteed onion.
  • Saute well till it leaves the raw smell.
  • Now add coriander leaves and mint leaves.Mix it well.

  • Now add chilly powder , coriander powder and garam masala powder.Mix it well.
  • Add marinated beef pieces.
  • Mix it well.Now add enough watwer and cook the masala in the same pan or transfer the masala to a pressure cooker .
  • I used my pressure cooker after first whistle kept the stove in simmer mode.After 20 minutes switched off the flame and waited again 15 minutes to open the cooker.
  • Make the gravy almost dry

For rice :

  • Wash and soak basmati rice for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a pressure cooker with ghee add cinnamon,clove and cardamom.Let it splutter.Now add sliced onion and saute it well.
  • Add drained basmati rice and fry it until it become crispy.Now add water and salt.
  • Add lemon juice.Mix it well and close the pressure cooker with its id.
  • Keep the stove in high flame for one whistle and then switch of.
  • When the pressure subsides open the cooker and fluff up the rice gently.

For dum :

  • Take a biriyani pot or vessel.
  • Add one layer of beef masala.
  • Now add one layer of cooked rice.
  • Add a few fried cashews, kismis and fried onion.
  • Sprinkle garam masala powder.
  • Add chopped mint and coriander leaves
  • Repeat the same for the remaining rice and beef masala.
  • Now close the pot with its lid and you can make a seal with maida dough too.( i used my prestige pressure pan for doing dum.Closed the cooker without weight and kept on hot thawa )
  • Keep it on a hot tawa .
  • Keep the stove in simmer mode for 20 minutes.
  • Now open the biriyani pot. Yea, you will feel heavenly with the pleasant smell of biriyani

  • Yummy biriyani is ready to serve


  1. i love beef biryani but unfortunately its banned here ...loooks very tempting dear

  2. Indeed briyani is our fav too. But this one can't. We don't eat beef but I'm still admiring it.

  3. My favorite will be rice dish as I love to eat rice!!


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