Fish Biriyani Malabar Style


Fish Biriyani Malabar Style is an authentic biriyani from the famous Malabar region, which is considered to be the paradise for famous biriyanis. Any function or special occasion is just incomplete without a biriyani dish. There is a specialty and uniqueness in the preparation of this biriyani. Fish Biriyani Malabar Style is prepared in the traditional wooden burning stove and not is the normal gas stove. The ghee rice is arranged in layers with chopped coriander leaves, garam masala, fried onion, cashews and served with fried fish masala together. Fish biriyanis are generally served with mint chutney, papad and pickle. Both young and old alike love the awesome dish. This is a nutritious and wholesome dish with the richness of fish. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.

Fish Biriyani Malabar Style

Fish Biriyani Malabar Style

Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 people



  • Marinate the fish pieces in a mixture of ingredients noted for marination. Deep fry fish pieces in oil.
  • Heat oil in a pan, fry onion, cashew nuts, raisins separately until golden brown in color.
  • Add choped coriander leaves, garam masala and mix well. Keep this aside.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add all the ingredients under the heading 'for rice'.
  • Pressure cook it for 1 whistle.
  • Take another vessel, add 1/4 portion of cooked rice into it, spread some fried onion mixture. again layer the rice and repeat the same procedure.
  • Finally add some coriander leaves and some melted ghee evenly. Close the lid tightly and cook it for 10 minutes in low flame. Biriyani rice is ready now.
  • Heat oil in a vessel and fry onion with salt until it is golden brown in colour.
  • Add chopped tomato.
  • Add garam masala, turmeric powder, curry leaves, coriander leaves, ginger garlic and green chilly paste. Saute for another 5 minutes.
  • Add fried fish pieces.
  • Cook again for 2 minutes and remove from the flame.
  • Delicious Fish Biriyani ready. Serve with pickle and curd.


You can visit this link North Indian Style Fish Biriyani. You can also visit this link Thalaserry Fish Dhum Biriyani.
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