Fish Biryani Recipe | How to cook Fish Biryani: Biryani recipes are always a favorite dish for all. Cooking biryani using Fish is a style of Keralites and everyone are very interested in trying this recipe. Here is the method to cook the Fish Biryani recipe:

Fish Biryani Recipe:

Ingredients:

For Marination:

  • Fish – 400 to 500 g
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 3/4 tsp
  • Tomato – 1 small finely chopped
  • Biryani Masala – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric – 1/8 tsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – As Needed

For Biryani:

  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Onions – 3/4 cup thinly sliced and layers separated
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Star Anise – 1
  • Green Cardamoms – 3
  • Cinnamon Stick – 1 small
  • Cloves – 4 to 6
  • Shahi Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Mace – 1 small Strand
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 1/4 tsp
  • Biryani Masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Yogurt – 3/4 cup
  • Kewra water – 1 tsp
  • Mint – A handful
  • Coriander Leaves – A Handful
  • Salt – As needed
  • Basmathi Rice – 1 1/2 cups
  • Water – As needed

How to cook Fish Biryani:

Rinse the rice with water and soak them for 15 to 20 minutes. Then cook the rice in 4 1/2 cup of water until it is 90 % cooked. While cooking the rice, marinate the fish with ginger garlic paste, tomato puree, Biryani masala, turmeric, lemon juice and salt as needed. Marinate the fish and set it aside.

Fish Biryani Recipe | How to cook Fish Biryani

Heat one tablespoon of oil in a pan and add the fish. Fry on both sides of the fish. It might take around 7 to 10 minutes depending on the size of the fish. Take care not to burn the fish or the marinate masala.

Fish Biryani Recipe | How to cook Fish Biryani

Once the fish is fried set it aside and add 3 tbsp of oil and start frying the onions. Stir often to evenly fry the onions.

Fish Biryani Recipe | How to cook Fish Biryani

Brown the onions lightly and take few onions and set them aside for garnishing.

Fish Biryani Recipe | How to cook Fish Biryani

In the remaining onions add the dry spices and fry until they begin to sizzle.

Fish Biryani Recipe | How to cook Fish Biryani

Then add the ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell of ginger garlic goes off.

Fish Biryani Recipe | How to cook Fish Biryani

Add the spice powders during this step along with a pinch of salt and stir them.

Fish Biryani Recipe | How to cook Fish Biryani

Add 3/4 cup of Yogurt once the masala is mixed.

Fish Biryani Recipe | How to cook Fish Biryani

Cook on a medium flame until the masala gets thicken. Once it is done, keep it aside.

Fish Biryani Recipe | How to cook Fish Biryani

Take half of the cooked rice in a cooker or a pan.

Fish Biryani Recipe | How to cook Fish Biryani

Layer the gravy over the rice and sprinkle few coriander leaves and mint leaves over it.

Fish Biryani Recipe | How to cook Fish Biryani

Place the fried fish over the gravy.

Fish Biryani Recipe | How to cook Fish Biryani

Now layer the leftover rice over the fish and garnish them with the fried onions, mint and coriander leaves. Add a tsp of kewra water.

Fish Biryani Recipe | How to cook Fish Biryani

Cover with a lid or a foil. Heat a pan or tawa and place the dum biryani pot over it. Leave it to rest for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Fish Biryani Recipe | How to cook Fish Biryani

Serve the Fish Biryani with raita.

Fish Biryani Recipe | How to cook Fish Biryani

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