Fish Biryani Recipe

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Fish Biryani
How to make Fish Biryani
  • Recipe By: Niru Gupta
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Fish Biryani Recipe: Fish cooked in yogurt and spices and then layered with rice. A delicious option to cook when you want something easy and quick!

Ingredients of Fish Biryani

  • 1 Kg Fish fillets (cut into 1.5 " cubes)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 cup Onions, grated
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Hung yogurt
  • 1 cup Coriander leaves, chopped
  • to taste Green chillies , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Biryani masala
  • 1/3 cup Onions (browned)
  • For the Rice:
  • 2 cup Rice (cleaned and washed)
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 4 Cloves
  • 4 Peppercorns
  • 1 Cinnamon (broken)
  • 4 Green cardamoms
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 cups Hot water
  • Saffron or color mixed in 1 cup warm milk

How to Make Fish Biryani

  • 1.Heat oil and add cumin seeds.
  • 2.When they splutter, add onions and ginger-garlic pastes.
  • 3.Stir fry till fat separates.
  • 4.Add the garam masala, coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and yogurt and saute till fat separates.
  • 5.Mix in the fish and cook over high heat till opaque.
  • 6.Mix in the browned onions, coriander, green chillies and biryani masala.
  • 7.To make the rice, heat oil and add cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon and cardamoms.
  • 8.When they darken a bit, add rice, water and salt.
  • 9.Mix well and cook till rice is tender but still holds its shape.
  • 10.To serve, put the fish layer at the bottom of the dish, cover with the rice and sprinkle the saffron-milk mixture.
  • 11.Keep in an oven or over low heat, over a tawa for about 15 minutes.
  • 12.Mix to break up the layers and serve.
Key Ingredients: Fish fillets (cut into 1.5 " cubes), Oil, Onions, Ginger paste, Garlic paste, Cumin seeds, Garam masala, Coriander powder, Chilli powder, Turmeric powder, Salt, Hung yogurt, Coriander leaves, Green chillies , Biryani masala, Onions (browned), Rice (cleaned and washed), Oil, Cloves, Peppercorns, Cinnamon (broken), Green cardamoms, Salt, Hot water, Saffron or color mixed in 1 cup warm milk