Kerala Style Malabar Fish Biriyani | how to make fish biriyani


Kerala Style Fish Biriyani | how to make fish biriyani

Spicy and flavorful Kerala Style Malabar Fish Biriyani.

Fish Biriyani is a very famous traditional main course of Kerala. I got this recipe from my MIL who is an expert in making biryani. Preparation method of fish biriyani is similar to chicken biriyani with slight changes. You can take any type of fish for making this fish biriyani. I took seer fish and also tried with mackerel fish(ayala) and taste was also good. Hope you all will like this fish biriyani recipe.

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How to make fish Biriyani


  • 1 Kg of Fish(King Fish, Seer fish)
  • 1/2 Kg of Basmati Rice
  • 3 large Onions
  • 3 tbsp. of Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 5 medium sized Tomatoes
  • 5-6 Green Chillies
  • 2 tsp. of Fennel Seeds
  • 1 spn. of Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 spn. of Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 spn. of Coriander Powder
  • A handful of chopped Coriander Leaves
  • A handful of chopped Mint Leaves
  • Half of one lemon
  • 100 g of cashew and raisins
  • Oil/Ghee for frying


Part 1 : Fry Fish

Step 01

Grind 1/2 TS red chilli powder,turmeric powder, 1 TS of ginger garlic paste,fennel seeds,lemon juice and salt.Mix well with hands and make a thick paste.

Step 02

Marinate the fish pieces with this paste and keep aside for 1/2 hour.

Step 03

Shallow fry fish in low flame.

Part 2 : Cook Rice

Step 01

Boil water in a vessel(for 1 cup of rice i took 1 1/2 cup of water).

Step 02

Add 2 S oil, 1 spn. of lemon juice, 1 S vinegar,salt,cardamom and cloves.

Step 03

When water starts to boil, add rice.

Step 04

Half cook rice and drain well.

Part 3: Prepare Masala

Step 01

Heat oil/ghee in a pan,Add chopped onion and green chillies

Step 02

When onion gets fried, add ginger garlic paste and saute well till raw smell goes off.

Step 03

Add tomatoes and fry till it became mushy.

Step 04

Add all the spices and fry for 5 min.( If you have fish biriyani masala, you can add that. Then reduce the amount of chilli powder)

Step 05

Add half amount of chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves.

Step 06

Add lemon juice and mix well.

Step 07

Add fried fish and mix carefully. Cover lid and cook in a low flame for 1 min.

Part 4: Dum

Step 01

Take a thick bottom vessel.Add rice,fish masala, coriander leaves,mint leaves and ghee alternatively and close the lid and cook in low flame for 15 min.

Step 02

Garnish with roasted cashews and raisins.

Comment (1)

  1. posted by jeyan on February 4, 2012

    friend tis s smething different !!after i cooked tis evry one s wndering!!!thank u very much for ur tips!!!!add more dishes !!!!ten it ll be very very useful for evryone!!!


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