Beef Biriyani (Kerala Style)

An Indian one pot meal. Beef cooked in spicy masala gravy and layeredwith cooked rice. A very tasty and delicious biriyani. Eventhough it takes time, definitely worth the effort!

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Beef Biriyani (Kerala Style)An Indian one pot meal. Beef cooked in spicy masala gravy and layeredwith cooked rice. A very tasty and delicious biriyani. Eventhough it takes time, definitely worth the effort!

Summary

4750
  • Coursemain course
  • Cuisinekerala
  • Yield5 servings 5 serving
  • Cooking Time2 hoursPT2H0M
  • Total Time2 hoursPT2H0M

Ingredients

Beef
1 Kilogram
Marination
Chilly Powder
1 Tablespoon
Turmeric Powder
1 Teaspoons
Garam Masala
1 Teaspoon
Ani seed Powder
1 Teaspoon
Salt
Masala
Ghee
2 Tablespoons
Green Chilly
12
Ginger ( Crushed )
2 1/2 Tablespoons
Garlic ( Crushed )
2 1/2 Tablespoons
Grated Coconut
4 Tablespoons
Cashew (Ground)
2 Tablespoons
Onion (Medium)
4
Tomato
3
Curd
2 Tablespoons
Rice
Ghee
4 Tablespoons
Biriyani Rice / Basmati Rice
3 1/2 Cups
Turmeric powder
1 tsp
Ani seed ( Perinjeerakam)
1 Tablespoon
Cinnamon
5
Star Anise ( Thakolam )
3
Cloves
7
Cardamom Seeds
5
Bay Leaf
3
Curry Leaves
Garnish
Ghee
Onion(Medium)
2
Cashew Nuts
2 Tablespoons
Raisins
1 Tablespoon
Layering
Lemon
1
Coriander Leaves
Mint leaves

Steps

  1. Marinate cleaned beef with ingredients listed under marination - chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, aniseed powder and salt. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.
    Beef Biriyani (Kerala Style)
  2. Soak rice in water for 1 hr.
  3. Add 2 tbsp water and cook beef in pressure cooker until beef is done. Usually it takes around 2-3 whistles.
  4. Meanwhile, you can start masala preparation. Grind the green chillies, ginger and garlic.
    Beef Biriyani (Kerala Style)
  5. Slice 4 onions. Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a wok. Saute these onions with salt until golden brown.
    Beef Biriyani (Kerala Style)
  6. Add grounded green chilli mix and saute it well.
  7. Add sliced tomatoes to it and saute until tomatoes are done.
    Beef Biriyani (Kerala Style)
  8. Mix the curd and cook for 2 -3 minutes.
    Beef Biriyani (Kerala Style)
  9. Saute the grated coconut until golden brown. Grind the coconut and ground cashew with some water and make it a good paste. Alternatively, I sometimes ground the cashew and fried coconut into fine powder, mix it with  water and make it a good paste. Add coconut cashew mix and then garam masala. Saute it well.
    Beef Biriyani (Kerala Style)
  10. Add cooked beef with the water (gravy) . Adjust salt. Water should be just enough to mix well with rice. Cook it for around 5 - 10 minutes.
    Beef Biriyani (Kerala Style)
  11. For rice preparation - Drain the water from the rice. Heat ghee in the pan/ cooker. Add turmeric powder, cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom seeds, curry leaves, cloves, star anise and aniseeds.
    Beef Biriyani (Kerala Style)
  12. Once it is sauted well, add rice. Saute it till rice is crispy.
    Beef Biriyani (Kerala Style)
  13. Add 4 - 4 1/2 water to it with enough salt. Cover and cook until rice is done. Depending on the rice, you may need to add extra water as well. It would approximately take 15 minutes.
    Beef Biriyani (Kerala Style)
  14. For garnish - Thinly slice onions and deep fry it in ghee. Sprinkle salt and bit sugar. Roast cashews and raisins.
  15. ** Never miss this step. Layer a pan / cooker with alternating layers of rice and the beef masala. Extract lemon juice. Add coriander leaves, mint leaves, lemon juice, 1 tsp ghee, fried onions, cashews and raisins at every layer.
    Beef Biriyani (Kerala Style)
  16. Heat the layered biriyani for about 20 minutes. It is a good option to bake it as well. Rice and biriyani masala gets blended well with this. You need not add water since biriyani masala has good gravy content.
  17. Serve it with raitha, pickle and papad.
    Beef Biriyani (Kerala Style)