Saturday, May 4, 2013

Fish Biriyani

Fish Biriyani


Basmathi Rice    -11/2 cup
Fish  Fillets        -300 g(deboned)
yogurt                 -1/4 cup
cilantro                -to garnish
dill sprigs            -2 (optional)
onion                   -1 finely sliced
tomato                 -1 finely chopped
whole garam       -to temper
salt                      -to taste
oil                        -2-3 tbsp.

For masala:

Mint leaves          -1/2 cup
cilantro                 -few
green chillies        -4
fennel seeds          -1/4 tsp
 cinnamon             -1/2 inch
cloves                   -2
ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp.

For marinade:

Ginger garlic paste -1 tbsp.
salt                          -to taste
turmeric                  -1/4 tsp
chilli powder          -1 tsp
coriander pawder    -1 tsp
cumin powder         -1/4 tsp
garam masala          -1/4 tsp


  • Marinade fish with the ingredients for marinade atleast 30 minutes.

  • Blend the ingredients in for masala into a smooth paste .
  • Wash and soak basmathi rice for 15 minutes.
  • Drain water and cook in a pot with 2 3/4 cups of water and desired salt until 90% done.

  • In a wide bottomed kadai heat oil and shallow fry fish until both the sides turn white(do not roast it completely then fish will tend to break)

  • Remove it carefully in a plate.

  • In same oil temper whole garam.

  • Fry onions until golden brown.

  • Add the ground masala and cook until well done.

  • Add the chopped tomatoes and salt and cook until mushy.

  • Add the beaten yougurt mix well and add sprigs of dill (optional)

  • Remove some cooked masala and coat it over the fish.

  • Now start layering half the Rice on the remaining masala

  • Arrange the fish over it and few dill leaves(optional).

  • Again top it up with remaining rice ,cilantro, saffron strands(optional)

  • Cover it with a lid and cook it on low for 15 minutes.
  • Carefully moving the top layer of rice, remove the fish separately mix the rice thoroughly.

  • Arrange fish and layers of biriyani in a serving bowl.
  • Serve with Raitha

Serves  3


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