Monday, March 5, 2012

Fish Biriyani


For rice:
  • Biriyani Rice 4 cups
  • Water 7½ cups
  • Cinnamon 2 to 3 pieces
  • Garam masala ½ Tsp
  • Cardamom 3
  • Ghee 2 Tbsp
  • Clove 3
  • Salt
For Fish Masala:
  • Fish 1 kg
  • Yoghurt 1 cup
  • Ghee ¼ cup
  • Onion 4 big
  • Chilly 5 to 10
  • Tomato 5 med
  • Garlic 15 pods
  • Ginger 1 big piece
  • Lime juice of 2 lime
  • Chilly pdr 1 Tsp
  • Turmeric pdr ¾ Tsp
  • Coriander pdr 1 Tsp
  • Coriander leaves 1 cup

For Garnishing:
  • Onion 1 med
  • Raisins ¼ cup
  • Cashews ¼ cup
  • Coriander leaves

Soak the rice for 10 mins. Clean and drain the excess water. Saute the rice in ghee till it turns crisp and starts to crack. Boil water together with salt, little ghee, lime juice, whole spices. Pour this water into the rice and cook well. When it becomes void of moisture content, remove it from fire and keep it aside.

Clean and cut the fish into medium pieces. Marinate it with turmeric pdr and salt. Shallow fry it and keep it aside. Heat ghee in a kadai and add sliced onion, crushed chilly, garlic and ginger. Saute it till it turns light brown in colour. Then put turmeric, chilly and coriander pdr into it and saute well. Add chopped tomato and stir it for a few minutes. Reduce the heat and pour the yoghurt. Add fried fish and rqd amount of salt into it and cook well. Add grounded coriander leaves and lime juice. Mix it slowly and remove it from fire.

Fry the thinly sliced onion in ghee and keep it aside. Fry the cashews and raisins in the same ghee. Arrange fish masala and rice alternatively in a vessel and garnish the top layer with coriander leaves, fried onions, cashews and raisins. Cover it and cook it for 5 to 10 mins.


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  1. wow....mouthwatering dish..

  2. ente biriyani kuzhanju pooyi..any tips on making it crispy?

  3. Looks really good...super delicious

  4. Yummy dish!! Lovely recipe :)

  5. You know I have never made fish biryani !! inspite of having fish very frequently. the garnishing looks amazing

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Yummy and delicious looking biryani

  7. biryani looks so inviting..drooling here!!

  8. Wow...that's more than awesome..Truly delicious Teena.

  9. so yummy it looks....I love fish biriyani and ur pics making me want to take it off from the screen

  10. snap looks v delicious... super flavourful.

  11. biryani looks so hot n yummy...bookmarked.....nice space vth tasty recipes and nice cliks too.....happy to visit here.. visit me in my space when u find sum time..

  12. Kothippichae adangu alle.. I am on diet and that picture of yours left me drooling...

  13. adipoli biryani Tinakkutty..Love your presentation

  14. mmmm.... Adipoli mouth watering snaps. Kodi pikkuvanallo...:(

  15. wow..what a yummy looking biriyani. perfect colour..bookmarked to try..........!!!

  16. wow....biriyani looks yummy.i will try it your presentation.i am started a food blog plse visit when u get time..nice recipes...

  17. I don't eat meat and this one is the perfect recipe for me. bookmarked.