• Fish - 450g
  • Water – 4-5 cups
  • Thick Curd - 3 tsp
  • Cooking Oil – for cooking
  • Biriyani Rice - 3-5 cups
  • Onions - 4 nos. (big)
  • Tomatoes - 3 nos. (big)
  • Garlic - 5-6 pieces
  • Green Chillies- to taste
  • Beevi's Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
  • Beevi's Turmeric Powder - ½ tsp
  • Beevi’s Fish Biriyani Masala- 2 tbsp
  • Beevi's Coriander Powder - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves - a handful
  • Ghee - for frying
  • Cloves - 1 tsp
  • Cardamom - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 1-2 sticks
  • Bay Leaves - 4-6 leaves
  • Star Aniseed - 5-8 seeds


Prepare a Marinade Mixture and Marinate the Fish:

Prepare a marinade mixture with teaspoons of Beevi's Chilli Powder, Beevi's Turmeric Powder and salt.

Wash, clean and cut the fish into good looking pieces.

Coat the fish pieces in this marinade mixture.

Set the marinated fish aside for about 30 minutes.

Washing and Cooking the Biriyani Rice:

Set aside the washed rice for some time.

Heat a Biriyani vessel with ghee and fry the rice for some time.

Add some water into the rice, along with cinnamon sticks and a little salt.

Cook the rice with 4-5 cups water.

Preparing Fish Biriyani Masala:

Crush a piece of ginger, few garlic pieces and green chilli to make a crushed paste.

Wash and slice the onions and tomato to get sliced vegetables.

Mix together the crushed paste, sliced vegetables, salt, curd, lemon juice, Beevi's Turmeric Powder, Beevi’s chilli powder.

Cook the vegetable mixture for about 10-15 minutes.

Frying and Cooking the Marinated Fish:

Meanwhile, fry the marinated fish pieces lightly and drain excess oil on a paper towel.

Cook the above vegetable mixture well for some time.

When the water is almost dried add the fish pieces to it and fry for some time.

Then, add the above Fish Biriyani Masala Powder, Beevi's Coriander Powder, mint leaves and little lemon juice and cook for some time.

Layering the Malabar Fish Biriyani:

Fry little onions in ghee till golden brown and keep aside.

In a vessel, arrange rice and the fish Biriyani masala in layers.

Cover the container with an aluminum sheet or a wet paper towel. Preheat the fish Biriyani container for few 10-15 minutes.

Now the Thalassery Fish Biriyani is ready to be served.

Delicious , Spicy Thalassery Fish Biriyani is Ready....