Kerala Style Beef Biryani


Who doesn't like Biryani? The multi layered rice , succulent meat , spices and herbs , mix of beautiful things? Well We are a big fan...
Everybody has their own versions of Biryani , just like languages in India , some recipes formulated by their favorite restaurant flavor and aroma...While growing up , my bro used to get me this wonderful Beef biryani from a thattukada in Changancherry and I still love it , so does the one from a tiny hotel opposite parel palli..OOh ...Drool..drool..


Recipe for Kerala Style Beef Biriyani

Ingredients:-
For Rice
Basmati Rice - 2 cup
Cinnamon - 2 pieces
Cloves - 5 pieces
Cardamom - 5 pieces
Ghee - 3 tsp
Bay leaves - 1
Salt to taste
Lime juice - 1 tsp
Hot water - 4 1/2 cup
For Beef Masala
Beef - 1/2 kg ( cut into big pieces)
Onion thinly sliced - 2 cup
Green chilli - 4
Ginger chopped - a big piece
Garlic - 7-8 cloves
Tomato chopped - 1
Yogurt/curd- 1/2 cup
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
( Instead of all these powders add 1 or 2 tablespoons of store bought Biriyani Masala )
Garam masala -1-2 tea spoon
Thin coconut milk - 1 cup
Mace - 2
bay leaves- 1
cloves-3
Oil
Mint and coriander leaves chopped - 2 cups( or use 2-3 table spoon store bought mint & cilantro chutney)
For garnishing
cashew nuts - 2 tsp
raisins - 2tsp
Onion finely chopped - 1 medium


How to make Kerala style Beef Biryani
Clean and cut the beef and marinate it with salt, curd  1/2 tsp of garam masala and pepper powder and keep aside for atleast 30 minutes
Soak the rice for 15 minutes and drain it well.
Heat ghee in a cooking vessel and add whole cloves,cinnamon sticks, cardamom and bay leaves and fry for a minute  
Add the rice and fry it for 3-4 minutes. Pour in 4 1/2 cups of water ,salt and lime juice and cook it covered till it is done .Set aside the rice
In a coffe grinder or blender, Grind Green chillies, ginger and garlic to a paste
Heat ghee in a pan and fry Onions, cashew nuts and raisins , one by one until they turn brown and keep aside
In the remaining ghee sauté  Thinly sliced onions, until they turn golden brown. Now stir in the ginger-chilli paste and fry it for 2-3 minutes.
Add chili powder, coriander powder,turmeric powder, or the Biryani masala , garam masala and fry it for 2 minutes
Now stir in the chopped tomatoes ,  mace , bay leaves , cloves,corinader leaves and mint leaves.
Add the marinated beef pieces and combine it well. pour in the thin coconut milk and salt.
Transfer the entire content to a pressure cooker and cook for 2-3 whistles or until the meat is cooked well. if the gravy is loose , slow cook it until the gravy is very thick or a lil dry
Now take a baking dish and brush it with some ghee or butter
Spread a layer of rice in the bottom and beef on the top.arrange the rice and the gravy this way.Garnish with fried onions, cashews and raisins.Cover it with an aluminium foil.
Preheat oven to 350 degress and bake this for 20 minutes( if you are using a microwave, arrange the rice and gravy in layers in a microwave safe dish,cover it with a microwave safe lid and cook it for 10 minutes. On stove top arrange it in a vessel ,cover it with a lid ,and keep it on the top of a heavy tawa and heat it for 10-15 minutes.)
Veal Biryani can also be made the same way..
Serve with chutney and pickle

34 comments:

Nirmal said...

Wow, Looks very tasty molu,my next try.

Faiza Ali said...

Yum yum... Biryani. My favorite...looks soo delicious and mouthwatering.

AshKuku said...

Hmmmmmmmm!!!!! Decked up well...

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

looks perfect,will try replacing with chicken or mutton,as i don't eat beef

Soma Pradhan said...

Beef Biryani sounds new to me..Very tempting,,

Gulmohar said...

Wow biryani...count me in...Very tempting pic :-)

Latha said...

Yummy biryani....lovely click.

angel said...

Wow...looks delicious .When are you inviting me over for dinner?

Anonymous said...

Honeychechy,
Njan ippo oru vazhayila aradhikayanu
Pepper potato undakki nokii.othiri nallathayirunnu.

SJ

Saju said...

adipoli..it looks really fantastic..biriyani. i just love it!!

priya said...

wow biriyani looks superb!!!...yummy!!

Vrinda said...

Kidilan beef biryani dear...superb click...

kothiyavunu said...

Adipoli beef briyani!!!Looks so inviting!! Njan ithuvare beef kazhichuitella...pakshe sarahiude beef recipes kanumbo sherikkum thinnan thonnum dea..!!!

Priya said...

My husband will definitely love this droolworthy dish...simply fabulous!

meeso said...

Ooooohhhhhh, yum... I'm ready for dinner, can you share some of this :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum!

Nostalgia said...

Biriyani, then like a pig I will shamelessly eat. Thanks for sharing your recipe...

Simply Life said...

wow that rice sounds so flavorful and delicious!

aquadaze said...

Your biryani is an absolute treat to the eyes! First time here, love the recipes you have put up.

Nandini said...

Oh! Although I dont eat beef at all, biryani looks tempting!

Tina said...

Ente sarah kuttyyyyyy ingane kothipikkunathendinanne...super ayitunde...

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Oh..kidilan biriyani..Beef undakkarilla veetil.Pakshey ethu kandittu kothi varunnu..

Rekha shoban said...

hi sarah, how r u? never had beef briyani..looks gud.

Akal's Saappadu said...

beef briyani looks so yummy! I have never tried this method, do you cover the baking tray with aluminium foil or leave it uncovered?

Sarah Naveen said...

Thank you all!!!
Oh yes Akal's Sappadu...I cover it with an Aluminium foil..forgot to mention about it...thanx a bunch...

lissie said...

awesome biriyani, dear! this is my son's favourite... looks so tempting...!

Soumya said...

Hello Sara,Thank you so much for this simple biriyani recipe.This was my new year lunch and dinner.I added some pineapple too in this,just to get that Kerala biriyani taste.When you try next time ,just try adding that too ;)
All of your recipes are just perfect.
Happy New year

Sara said...

I tried the same today 16 Apr 2011.
Really good.
Delicious and nutritious!
Thanks for posting

ancheri said...

OH SARAH, WT A COOK U REALLY ARE.LUCKY HUSBAND

Vinesh kumar said...

VERY USEFUL WEBSITE , AFTER A SHIFTING TO A NEW HOUSE WITH SOEM KITCHEN ACTIVITIES..HEHEH NICE...

melw said...

kandal thanne cokk cheyyan thonnunu..

Meenakshi said...

hi sarah..i have tried many of your recipes and always wanted to give a special thanks to you.yours is an awesome blog..am a very frequent visitor here. my husband just loves anything with beef .i saw your beef biriyani recipe and loved it from the first sight.though i never made beef biriyani before..omg..it turned out absolutely delicious and my husband was so very impressed that he said.."now i agree you are a good cook and you beat my mom today with this beef biriyani".what else i want..thank you soooooooo much sarah..love you lots..waiting to try out other recipes as well..keep up the good work ..i dont know exactly how to thank you..sarah..i love you..

Anonymous said...

Tried just now. Came out great. Thanks

Anonymous said...

hi sara, we just tried it & worked out well. Thank u so much 4 this yummyy recipe

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