Nadan Fish Biriyani (Meen Biryani)


Nadan Fish Biriyani (Meen Biryani)

Nadan Fish Biriyani (Meen Biryani)is one of the most authentic biriyani dish from North Kerala. It is a colourful dish made of rice, spices, fish. It is the best lunch on holidays.
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing nadan fish biriyani, marinate fish pieces with chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt for 1/2 an hour.
  • 2)Heat oil in a pan and fry the marinated fish pieces.
  • Remove the fish from the pan. Add green chillies , onion and curry leave to the same oil. SautT well for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • After it is done add ginger paste and garlic paste. Saute it for some time.
  • Toss in the tomato till done.
  • After 3 minutes, add yogurt and coriander leaves. Mix it well.
  • Now toss in the fried fish to the masala. Cover the fish with the masala. Close the lid for some time and then remove it from the flame.
  • For the rice, boil water with salt, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and 1tsp ghee/oil.
  • Then add the rice and pressure cook it for 2 whistles.
  • Layer: - 11)Take a big vessel and add 1 tsp of ghee around the vessel.
  • Then add in the prepared fish masala.
  • After that add some rice over it and sprinkle a pinch of garam masala, ghee, coriander leaves.
  • Repeat the process till all the rice and the masale is over.
  • After that close the lid and heat it for five minutes on low flame.
  • When the lid become hot remove it from the flame.
  • Open the lid, and finally add 1 tsp ghee into the biriyani.
  • Nadan fish biriyani is ready. Serve with cucumber or onoin raita.
  • Note: 1)You can add spices according to your taste.
  • Increase the ghee or oil if you like.
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