Kerala Beef Biryani is a unique styled dish that can be easily prepared when time is short and you need to cook something special. The delicious taste and aroma of Beef Biriyani is enticing. The style of cooking is different from the usual biriyani dish. Biriyani rice is cooked in enough water and spicy herbs. Mix in pure ghee and allow rice to drain fully. Sliced beef is cooked adding green chilly mixture and other essential ingredients in a pressure cooker. Sprinkle lemon juice and layer cooked rice on top of cooked beef masala. The spicy flavor of cooked beef and layered rice is enhanced using dum technique. Enjoy Kerala Beef Biryani.
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 lids 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.
Then add the beef, green chilly paste and mix well.
Then add 1 tsp of garam masala and cook it with closed lids for 15-20 minutes or till the beef gets well cooked. You can also cook the beef in a pressure cooker. Shut the flame.
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.