Easy Beef Biriyani


Easy Beef Biriyani is a very tasty Kerala dish cooked with readily available herbs and spices. Cooked spicy beef blended with fragrant rice is one of the most aromatic whole meal one will ever dream to savour. What makes Beef Biriyani unique is the style of cooking, no hectic time consuming dum technique required. Beef Biriyani dish comes in handy when unexpected guests arrive and you are obliged to treat them with something Special. Medium sliced beef pieces are combined with ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, other required ingredients and cooked in a pressure cooker. Fry basmati rice and keep aside. In a pressure cooker sauté onion, chillies, required ingredients and add 4 cups of boiling water. Stir in lightly fried rice, add salt and cook for 5 minutes. The rich, enticing flavour of Easy Beef Biriyani will be already filling the room. Enjoy the dish.

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Easy Beef Biriyani

Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 5 people



  • Cut beef into medium sized pieces and cook in a pressure cooker with garam masala powder - 2 tsp (a mixture of 3 cloves, 1/2 inch cinnamon, cardamom 2 nos, fennel seeds(saunf) 1 tbsp, 5 corns pepper and 1 tsp cumin seeds), chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and one spoon ginger-garlic paste. Dry roast the raw garam masala and powder it. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and lightly fry the rice.
  • In a pressure cooker heat oil and add the whole spices.
  • Add the coarsely ground ginger, garlic and green chillies. Fry for a minute. Add the chopped onions and saute till the raw smell disappears
  • Add the tomatoes chopped and after two minutes add the cooked beef.
  • Add 4 cups of boiling water to this and the chopped coriander and mint leaves.
  • Add salt and put the lightly fried rice into this boiling mix. Close the pressure cooker and cook for exactly 5 minutes with the weight kept on it. Switch off the flame and open the cooker only after 10 minutes.
  • Check for salt and sprinkle salt water and stir if needed.
  • Serve with raitha and pappads.


Garam masala powder to cook the meat should include cloves,cinnamon,cardamom,fennel (saunf),pepper and cummin seeds (jeera).
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Response (2)
  1. J
    Jess March 6, 2022

    There’s no measurements on the spices to mix with the beef

    1. a
      aley kurian March 7, 2022

      For preparing garam masala powder:
      A mixture of 3 cloves, 1/2 inch cinnamon, cardamom 2 nos, fennel seeds(saunf) 1 tbsp, 5 corns pepper and 1 tsp cumin seeds.
      Dry roast the ingredients and powder it.

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