Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani

by Adeela Shamnas
Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani
In kerala, Biriyani is a must have main dish for all the occasions. Without Biriyani the menu would be incomplete. So do the celebrations. For me any special occasion is just incomplete without this delicious dish. So this is a Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani recipe. This Fish Biryani is prepared using Khaima/Jeerakasala rice. King Fish/Neymmeen/pomfret or any other fleshy fish can be used for making Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani. The perfect blend of marinated fish, aromatic rice and selected spices makes it lip-smackingly delicious. Thalassery Meen Biriyani is unique and special with cooked rice and fish masala layered alternatively and cooked in Dhum. This is a wholesome and nutritious dish served with mint chutney, papad and pickle. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home. One more biryani recipe is getting ready in the back stage.
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
  • Pomfret - 500 g
  • Chilly powder - 2 Tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 Tsp
  • Salt(As required) -
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tsp
  • Rice(Biriyani rice) - 3 Cups
  • Clove - 4 Nos.
  • Cinnamon stick(Small) - 2 Pc.
  • Cardamom - 3 Nos
  • Sa jeerakam/caraway seeds - 1/2 Tsp
  • Oil - 4 Tbsp
  • Onion - 3+1 Nos.
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Tomato - 2 Nos.
  • Green chilly - 5 Nos.
  • Black pepper - 1 Tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/2 Tsp
  • Coriander leaves(One hand full) -
  • Mint leaves(Few) -
  • Ghee - 2+1 Tbsp
  • Hot water(For rice) - 4 1/2 Cup
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
  • Pomfret - 500 g
  • Chilly powder - 2 Tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 Tsp
  • Salt(As required) -
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tsp
  • Rice(Biriyani rice) - 3 Cups
  • Clove - 4 Nos.
  • Cinnamon stick(Small) - 2 Pc.
  • Cardamom - 3 Nos
  • Sa jeerakam/caraway seeds - 1/2 Tsp
  • Oil - 4 Tbsp
  • Onion - 3+1 Nos.
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Tomato - 2 Nos.
  • Green chilly - 5 Nos.
  • Black pepper - 1 Tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/2 Tsp
  • Coriander leaves(One hand full) -
  • Mint leaves(Few) -
  • Ghee - 2+1 Tbsp
  • Hot water(For rice) - 4 1/2 Cup
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Instructions
  1. Marinate the fish pieces in red chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice with required water.
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry each sides of fish.
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
  3. Heat oil in a large pan and fry 1 thinly sliced onion till golden brown in colour. Convert it into a plate. Now we have to prepare the biriyani rice.
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
  4. Now we add all the spices into the hot oil and add drained rice.
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
  5. Roast the rice for 4-5 minutes in medium to high flame.
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
  6. Once rice is roasted a bit, quickly add boiled water, give a stir and close with a lid. Let it cook. Also add 1 tsp of lime juice and chopped carrot to this.
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
  7. In the mean time, heat oil in a pan and fry onion until soft.
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
  8. Then add crushed ginger garlic green chilly. Saute until the raw smell goes off.
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
  9. Add chopped tomatoes and saute until the tomatoes become soft. On the other hand check rice, when it's done off the flame. Take care that rice is not overcooked.
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
  10. Now add pepper powder, garam masala and salt as required. Saute for a minute.
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
  11. Add fish pieces. Don't stir as it will break the fish.
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
  12. Just mix by putting masala on top of fish. Add chopped coriander leaves to this and close lid for 1 minute. After that off flame.
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
  13. Mix chopped mint leaves, coriander leaves and fried onion with 1/2 tsp garam masala.
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
  14. Now start layering rice over the fish masala. We are going to dhum the biriyani. Layer half of the biriyani rice over it.
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
  15. Sprinkle the half of fried onion mix and 1 tbsp yellow colour mixture(1/4 cup milk+1/4 tsp turmeric powder)
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
  16. Layer the remaining cooked rice, fried onion, colour and 2 tbsp ghee over it.
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
  17. Close the lid tightly and heat for 5 minutes.(low flame)
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
  18. Delicious Thalassery biriyani is ready now.
    Thalassery Fish Dhum Biriyani | Thalassery Meen Biriyani – pachakam.com
Recipe Notes

You can visit this link for a delicious accompaniment with biriyani Onion Tomato Raitha. You can also visit this link for a lip smacking pickle Mango Pickle.

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