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Fish Biryani

Fish Biryani

Difficulty: Easy, Cook Time: 45 Mins, Core Ingredient: Fish fillets, Servings: 2, Calories: 500

Description: Soft succulent tender fish fillet accompanied with rice cooked in ethnic spices and you have yourself the perfect fish biryani that is sure to rock your dinner table!


½  kg Fish Fillets, cut into 1 1/2″ cubes
2 tsp. Oil
1 cup grated Onions
1 tsp. Ginger Paste
1 tsp. Garlic Paste
1 tsp. Cumin Seeds
½  tsp. Garam Masala
1 Tbsp. Coriander Powder
½  tsp. Chili Powder
½  tsp. Turmeric Powder
1 ½  tsp. Salt
¼  cup Yogurt
¼  cup chopped Coriander Leaves
Green Chilies, chopped fine
1/2 tsp. Biryani Masala
1/3 cup Browned Onions

For the rice:
2 cup Rice, cleaned and washed
2 tsp. oil
4 Cloves
4 Peppercorns
¼  Cinnamon
4 Green Cardamoms
½  tsp. Salt
3 cups hot Water
½  cup warm Milk, Saffron or food color


Heat the oil in a dish.  Put in the onions, cumin and ginger-garlic pastes. Cook uncovered at high heat for 4 minutes. Then add garam masala, coriander powder, chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and yogurt.
Cook the above preparation covered at medium to high heat for 8-10 minutes, stir once.

Mix in the fish and cook uncovered at high heat for another 4 minutes. Let the mixture sit for 1 minute adding in the browned onions, coriander, green chilies and biryani masala.

Make a mixture of oil, cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon and cardamoms.  Cook covered at high heat for 2 minutes then add rice, water and salt. Mix well and cook at high heat for 8 minutes and then at medium to high heat for 8 minutes.

Put the fish layer at the bottom of the dish and cover with the rice. Sprinkle it with the rice milk mixture. Give it a final cook at medium to high heat for 5 minutes.

Mix well and serve hot!


Have something to add to this? A secret ingredient of yours to make it even more special? Let us know in the comments below!

Enthusiastic home style cook, believer of healthy lifestyle and eating habits. The pantry is my second home.

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