Kerala Fish Dum Biryani

Veg Vegan Meat

Kerala fish dum biryani is a rich and delicious South Indian seafood meal. It is layered with Kaima rice, fried fish and biryani gravy which makes a perfect main course  meal for lunch and dinner

Kerala Fish Dum Biryani

YIELD

2 people

TYPE

Main Course

TIME

55 minutes

LEVEL

Medium

STEP

1

On a plate, add chili, coriander, turmeric powder, salt, water, and mix everything well

STEP

2

Add the sliced fishes and coat them with the prepared masala. And allow it to rest for 15 minutes

STEP

3

In a pan with medium heat, pour ghee and add bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamom, cloves, star anise, javitri, cumin seeds, cashew raisin mix, and saute until the raisins plump up

STEP

4

Add onions and saute until it turns soft

STEP

5

Now add the soaked seeraga samba rice and mix well

STEP

6

Add water, salt and give a good mix

STEP

7

Allow the rice to cook to 70% and simmer the heat to low

STEP

8

Now close the pan with the lid and cook the rice for 10 minutes

STEP

9

Open the lid and fluff the rice gently. Reserve the ghee rice for layering

STEP

10

In a pan with medium heat, pour oil and place the marinated fishes one by one

STEP

11

Allow the fish to cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side

STEP

12

Remove the fish from the oil when it is cooked to 70%

STEP

13

Now in the same pan with the remaining oil, add onions and sauté until it turns soft

STEP

14

Add ginger-garlic chili paste and sauté until raw aroma leaves

STEP

15

Now add garam masala powder, coriander powder, biryani masala, salt, and give a good mix

STEP

16

Add chopped tomatoes and sauté until it turns mushy

STEP

17

Now add curd, mint, and coriander leaves and give a nice mix

STEP

18

Add water and allow the gravy to cook until it leaves oil from its side. Now the fish biryani masala gravy is ready for layering

STEP

19

In a wide bottom pan, spread a generous amount of prepared biryani masala gravy. Then spread the ghee rice evenly on top of the gravy

STEP

20

Spread some more gravy on top of rice and place the fried fishes and layer the remaining gravy on top of the fish and then sprinkle some fried onions and mint leaves

STEP

21

Repeat the process and finally pour the yellow food color

STEP

22

Close the pan with the lid and cook them for 10 minutes on low heat

STEP

23

Open the lid and fluff gently. Now the delicious Kerala style fish biryani is ready for you to taste and enjoy

STEP

24

Serve this delicious Kerala Fish Dum Biryani with any nonveg gravies, raita, or as it is