Sunday, August 18, 2013

Malaysian Nasi Biryani ملائشین ناسی بریانی

Malaysian Nasi  Biryani is a very very tasty and delicious version of Biryani From Malaysia. Malyasia and Ex Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad are well known in Pakistan.  Many Pakistani are living in Malaysia and some of them married to Malaysian women. One of my friend's brother married to a Malaysian lady. She also travelled to Pakistan. Background of the photo below is a gift from Malaysia.

Malaysian Nasi Biryani


  • Rice  1/2 kg - 3/4 kg
  • Mutton/Chicken 1 kg
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Onion chopped  3-4
  • Tomatoes chopped 3-4
  • Ginger paste 2 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 2 teaspoon
  • Tamarind Juice 2 tablespoon
  • Coconut Milk  1 cup
  • Green Chillies whole  4
  • Mint leaves fresh 1 bunch
  • Coriander leaves  fresh 1 bunch
  • Yellow Food Colour 1 pinch
  • Sliced Coconut 2 tablespoon

Garnish and Serving:

  • Pickled Cucumber   as required
  • Pickled  Onion as required
  • Pickled Carrots  as required

  • Bay leaves whole   2
  • Cinnamon sticks   3
  • Cloves whole  8
  • Star anise  3
  • Cardamom green  6
  • Cardamom brown 2
  • Cumin seeds whole 1 teaspoon

  • Red Chillies 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder  1/2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Thoroughly wash and soak rice for 1/2 hour.
  • Take 6 glass water (for 1/2 kg rice) and 2 teaspoon salt in a pan, add soaked rice.
  • Boil on medium flame till rice are near to cook.
  • Drain and keep aside.

  • Now fry onion in a pan till golden.
  • Add ginger garlic, tomatoes, tamarind juice, coconut milk ,green chillies and  and spices, fry for 5 minutes.
  • Then add mutton/chicken and cook on medium heat till meat is done. Add water (when using mutton) during cooking.
  • Now spread layer of boiled rice on top of the cooked mutton. Then sprinkle fresh coriander leaves, fresh mint leaves and sliced coconut on top layer. Also sprinkle yellow food colour.
  • Simmer for  10-15 minutes.
  • Delicious Malaysian Nasi Biryani is ready.
  • Serve with pickle vegetable like cucumber , onion , green chillies and carrots.
If you do not have pickled vegetables.  Use the below procedure:

Sliced  cucumber 1
Quartered onion 2
Lemon wedges  from 2 lemons
Julian cut carrots  1/2 cup
Green Chillies whole  4

Mix together all the above to impart lemons taste to all vegetable.
Then place on top of the cooking mutton/chicken, lower the flame.
Then remove from top of the gravy after 4-5 minutes, and retain for serving when Nasi biryani is cooked