Kerala Beef Biryani


Kerala Beef Biryani is a unique styled one pot whole meal that can be easily prepared when time is short and you need to cook something special. Today I’m gonna show you how to prepare a tasty beef biryani dish. Biriyani dishes need no special mention. We all love biryanis. And no function is ever complete without a biryani dish. The delicious taste and aroma of Kerala Beef Biryani is worth mentioning. The style of cooking is different from the usual biryani dishes. Biriyani rice is cooked in enough water and spicy herbs. Mix pure ghee to the drained rice and keep aside. Meanwhile, sliced beef is cooked adding green chilly mixture and other essential ingredients in a pressure cooker. Beef is uniquely prepared and the beef pieces are soft and succulent. Even though the preparatory steps seems a bit long, you will love Kerala Beef Biryani. The effort and patience will be well rewarded. And one vital point, always buy the best beef cuts.

Now we are entering the final stages. Sprinkle lemon juice on top of curry and we are going to layer cooked rice on top of cooked beef masala. Place a banana leaf on top of cooked beef masala. Spoon in some biriyani rice on top and sprinkle some fried onion and cashew-raisin combo. Repeat the layering process alternatively till rice reaches the top. The spicy flavor of cooked beef and layered rice is enhanced using dum technique. The flavors sink well into the rice. Kerala Beef Biryani is a rich and wholesome meal well enjoyed by all age groups. Beef is nutritious, rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for body. You can discover a well detailed Kerala Beef Biryani here that can be easily prepared at home. Enjoy Kerala Beef Biryani on weekends when your family is around.

Kerala Beef Biryani

Kerala Beef Biryani

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 2 people



  • For preparing the biryani dish, first grind together green chilly, ginger and garlic to make a paste.
  • Keep the ground masala aside.
  • Heat oil in a big bottomed thick vessel.
  • Saute 1 onion, cinnamon, bay leaf and cardamom till the onion turns deep brown in color. Take it from the oil and keep it aside.
  • Pour water, salt and 1/2 tsp of garam masala and let it boil. Once the water boils, add the biryani rice and let it cook with closed lid and drain water completely. Mix pure ghee with the cooked rice. Take it from flame and keep it aside.
  • In a pressure cooker, saute rest of the onions, salt, 1/2 tsp garam masala, coriander leaves in 2-3 tbsp of oil and 2 tsp of pure ghee.
  • Add tomato and saute again.
  • Then add the beef, green chilly paste and mix well.
  • Then add 1 tsp of garam masala and cook it with closed lid for 15-20 minutes or till the beef gets well cooked.
  • Open the lid and mix in the lemon juice.
  • Now place a piece of banana leaf on top of the beef masala.
  • Spoon in some rice and sprinkle some sauteed onion and cashew-raisins on top of it. Repeat the layering procedure alternatively till the rice reaches the top of the cooker. Close the lid and cook it in low flame for a few minutes. Its done to bring the flavor of the masala to the rice.


You can visit this link for an awesome dish Beef Fry Varutharachathu. You can also visit this link Kerala Beef Fry in Nadan Style.
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