malabar biriyani recipe | how to make malabar biryani | malabar dum biriyani

malabar biriyani recipe | how to make malabar biryani | malabar dum biriyani with detailed photo and video recipe. a unique and flavoured dum biriyani recipe, made with jeerakasala rice and biryani curry. this dish is typically prepared in the state of kerala or particularly in the malabar region and hence the name. the recipe is prepared almost exactly the same as any dum biryani but with a different rice.
how to make malabar biryanimalabar biriyani recipe | how to make malabar biryani | malabar dum biriyani with step by step photo and video recipe. biriyani recipe is known for its spice and flavour, which can be prepared in many ways. one such south indian way of preparing a biriyani recipe is malabar biriyani, and is unique with the selection of rice. this recipe post is dedicated to it and is very inspired from malabar chicken biryani.

i have posted several biryani recipes ranging from dum style cooking or pressure cooked biryani to instant biryani recipe. but this recipe is very unique out of all. basically, the rice used in this recipe is different is a short-grained rice as compared to the long grained rice or basmati in the traditional biryani recipe. it is known as jeerakasala rice / kaima rice which is easy and quick to prepare. it narrowly takes 10 minutes to cook. once the rice is cooked it is used to layer with the biriyani curry, which is almost the same as the traditional one. further, this recipe is generally made with meat, particularly with chicken. but i have extended the recipe for non-meat eaters with veg malabar biriyani.

malabar biriyani recipe

in addition, some easy tips, suggestions and recommendations for a perfect malabar biriyani recipe. firstly, this recipe is derived from the meat-based malabar biryani for the non-meat eaters. having said that, it can also be prepared with meat and added to the biriyani curry. i am not experienced with meat-based cooking but it should be good. secondly, the same recipe can be prepared with basmati rice too if you do not have access to kaima rice. but traditional recipe is always prepared with kaima rice. lastly, the recipe tastes great when served next day. basically the rice and curry mixes well and the aroma is well absorbed.

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how to make malabar biryani
malabar biriyani recipe | how to make malabar biryani | malabar dum biriyani
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

easy malabar biriyani recipe | how to make malabar biryani | malabar dum biriyani

Course: biryani
Cuisine: kerala
Servings: 3 Servings
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ML)
for marination:
  • ½ cup curd / yogurt thick
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp biryani masala
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 potato / aloo cube
  • 15 cauliflower / gobi florets
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 5 beans chopped
for gravy:
  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 green chilli slit
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • ½ tsp biryani masala
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp mint / pudina chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander chopped
for biriyani rice:
  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 15 cashew / kaju
  • 2 tsp raisins / kishmish
  • ½ tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • ½ tsp fennel / saunf
  • 3 cloves
  • cup jeerakasala rice / kaima rice
  • cup water boiling
  • ½ tsp salt
for layering:
  • 2 tbsp mint / pudina chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander chopped
  • 3 tbsp fried onions / barista
  • 2 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  • ¼ cup water
Instructions
  1. firstly, in a large heavy bottomed vessel put biryani gravy, jeerakasala rice and level up.

  2. also top with 2 tbsp chopped mint and coriander leaves.
  3. sprinkle some biryani masala powder, 3 tbsp fried onions and 2 tsp ghee. also top with fried cashew and raisins.

  4. spread ¼ cup water from sides.
  5. cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is cooked completely.
  6. finally, serve malabar veg biriyani topped with fried cashew and raisins.

how to make malabar biryani with step by step photo:

malabar biriyani gravy preparation:

  1. firstly, prepare the marination by mixing ½ cup curd, ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp biryani masala, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp oil.
    malabar biriyani recipe
  2. add vegetables like 1 potato, 15 cauliflower, 1 carrot and 5 beans.
    malabar biriyani recipe
  3. mix well and marinate for 30 minutes.
    malabar biriyani recipe
  4. now prepare the gravy by heating 2 tbsp ghee and saute 1 onion.
    malabar biriyani recipe
  5. also saute 2 green chilli and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste to golden brown.
    malabar biriyani recipe
  6. further add 1 tomato and saute to soft and mushy.
    malabar biriyani recipe
  7. additionally add marinated vegetables and ½ tsp biryani masala.
    how to make malabar biryani
  8. saute for 1 minute making sure spices are well combined.
    how to make malabar biryani
  9. now add 1 cup water, 2 tbsp mint and 2 tbsp coriander. mix well.
    how to make malabar biryani
  10. cover and boil for 15 minutes or until vegetables are cooked completely and oil separates.
    how to make malabar biryani
  11. biryani gravy is ready keep aside.
    malabar biriyani recipe

biriyani rice preparation:

  1. firstly, in a kadai heat 1 tbsp ghee and roast 15 cashew and 2 tsp raisins.
    malabar dum biriyani
  2. once the cashew turns golden brown, keep aside.
    malabar dum biriyani
  3. in the same ghee add ½ tsp cumin, 1 inch cinnamon, 2 pods cardamom, ½ tsp fennel and 3 cloves.
    malabar dum biriyani
  4. saute until spices turn aromatic.
    malabar dum biriyani
  5. further add 1½ cup jeerakasala rice (kaima rice). make sure to rinse the rice well and do not soak rice.
    malabar dum biriyani
  6. saute for 1-2 minutes or until it turns aromatic.
    malabar dum biriyani
  7. additionally add 2½ cup boiling water. make sure to add boiling water, else rice may turn sticky.
    malabar dum biriyani
  8. also add ½ tsp salt and mix well.
    malabar dum biriyani
  9. boil for 8-12 minutes or until water is absorbed completely.
    malabar biriyani recipe
  10. mix in between to prevent from burning. keep the rice aside.
    malabar biriyani recipe

layering biryani:

  1. firstly, in a large heavy bottomed vessel put biryani gravy and level up.
    malabar biriyani recipe
  2. top with prepared jeerakasala rice spreading uniformly.
    malabar biriyani recipe
  3. also top with 2 tbsp chopped mint and coriander leaves.
    how to make malabar biryani
  4. sprinkle some biryani masala powder, 3 tbsp fried onions and 2 tsp ghee. also top with fried cashew and raisins. i missed adding cashews and raisins.
    how to make malabar biryani
  5. spread ¼ cup water from sides.
    how to make malabar biryani
  6. cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is cooked completely.
    how to make malabar biryani
  7. finally, serve malabar veg biriyani topped with fried cashew and raisins.
    malabar biriyani recipe

notes:

  • firstly, traditional thalassery biryani recipe is prepared with jeerakasala rice, however it can also be replaced with basmati rice.
  • additionally, add coconut milk to increase flavour in gravy.
  • also, add vegetables of your choice to make it more nutritious.
  • finally, jeerakasala rice cooks very fast so make sure not to overcook while using in malabar veg biriyani recipe.
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