Malbari Style Beef Biryani With Cucumber Boondi Raita#SundayFunday

Today I am, sharing  a very popular Biryani known as Malabar Beef Biryani. Malabar style beef biryani has an amazing taste though the spice are not much. 
This is quick and easy biryani, have cooked meat and this will be ready in 30 minutes. In the end a tadka  is given on top. No colour or biryani masala is used. A delicious and quick biryani must try. I have made this with beef can make this of mutton.
This serves 2 - 3 as a complete and filling meal
Cup Measurement = 250 Ml
For the Rice
1 Cup Basmati Rice 
1 Tablespoon Sea Salt
1 Bay Leaf
2 Cloves
3 Black Peppercorns
1 Stick Cinnamon
For the Beef
350 Grams Boiled Boneless Beef   - cubed
2 Medium Tomatoes - Chopped
2 Medium Onions - sliced
¼ Cup Mint leaves
2 Whole Green chilies
½ Teaspoon Red Chilly powder
2 Tablespoon Tamarind juice
½ Teaspoon Turmeric powder
¼ Teaspoon Garam Masala powder - optional 
½ Teaspoon  Salt or to taste
1/3 Cup Oil
1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste
For the Tadka 
1 Teaspoon Mustard seeds
6 Curry leaves
3 Dried Button Red chili
1 Lemons - cut into round slices
¼ Cup Oil
For Garnishing
1 Lemon - sliced
10 Mint Leaves
1 Tablespoon Coriander Leaves

Boil the rice with all the whole spices and salt to taste. The rice should be fully cooked yet each grain should be separated. Drain all the water and keep aside.
Heat 1/3 Cup oil and add onion fry till brown , now add meat and the stock , tomatoes , red chili crushed , turmeric ,salt , ginger garlic and tamarind juice, lemon slice, green chilies, and on high flame let it come to a boil, now remove the lemon slices, cover and let simmer for 10 minutes
Or till it has just 1/2 cup of gravy is left in the pan.
Spread the rice on top, cover with a lid and keep it on medium high flame for 10 to 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, it's done.
Give it a good mix
Heat oil in a small tadka pan, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, and button red chili when the sizzles pour this over the biryani.    
Garnish with little mint and coriander, sliced lemon and Enjoy!!

For the Cucumber Boondi Raita
1 Small Cucumber - diced
1 Small Tomato - diced
1/2 Cup Salted Boondi
1 Teaspoon Chopped Coriander Leaves
Few Mint Leaves
1 Cup Yogurt - whisked
Salt to taste
A Sprinkle of Chat Masala and Red Chilly powder
Just mix all and its ready to serve.
Serve Malbari Style Beef Biryani With Cucumber Boondi Raita
Labels: Beef, Biryani, Main course, Sunday Funday, Kerala, Gluten Free
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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. That is a special dish! Happy New Year and thanks for the great theme.

  2. Oh I bet I can use some of my leftover beef tenderloin for this dish. Thanks Sneha.

  3. Thank you. I have a lovely big curry leaf tree, and am always looking for recipes I can use the leaves in. This is a must try recipe for me.