Thursday, October 18, 2007

Fish Biryani

For Rice:

  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 4 Cardamom(Elakka)
  • 4 sticks - cinnamon(Karugapatta)
  • 4 Cloves(Grambu)
  • 1 tsp Pepper powder
  • ½ cup Onion(sliced)
  • 1½ cups Basmati rice
  • 3 cups Boiled water
  • 2 tsp Salt

For fish masala:

  • ½ kg King fish (neimeen in Nagercoil, Vangiram in Tamil)
  • 1 tbsp Chilly powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Oil as reqd
  • 2 Onion(sliced)
  • 2 tbsp Ginger-garlic-green chillies paste
  • 1 Tomato(chopped)
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp Biriyani masala powder
  • 1 tbsp Curd
  • 1 cup Coriander leaves(chopped)
  • 2tbsp Mint leaves(chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Ghee

For garnishing:
  • Cashew nuts(roasted)
  • Raisins(roasted)
For preparing rice:

1) Heat ghee in a pan.

2) Add cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and pepper. Stir them.

3) Add onions and fry for 5 min.

4) Add rice and stir for 5 min.

5) Pour boiled water along with salt and cook till it's done.

For making fish masala:

1) Marinate fish pieces with chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt
for 1 hour.

2) Fry the marinated fish pieces in oil.

3) Heat the same oil used to fry the fish in a pan.

4) Add sliced onions and fry on a low flame, till it becomes slightly brown.

5) On medium flame, add ginger-garlic-green chilly paste and tomato.

6) Stir it for 6 min.

7) Add garam masala powder, biriyani masala powder, curd, coriander leaves and salt and stir it for 5 min.

8) Add fried fish pieces and reduce the flame.

9) Cook till it starts to boil.

For making fish biryani:

1) Take a deep bottom vessel and layer fish masala rice.

2) Pour 2 tbsp of ghee and tightly cover with a lid.

3) Keep it on a very low flame for 10 min.

4) Garnish with roasted nuts and raisins.

Handy Hint:

Pour 2tsp of pineapple essence or some small pieces of pineapple before putting the lid will give a very nice smell
:-You can use prawns or chicken instead of fish


Julie said...

Hey man...The fish biriyani recipe that you posted on your blog was really useful. It was the first time for me to try out the fish biriyani and it came out so well...It was delicious..My hubby and myself really enjoyed it.....Waiting for more and more new updates....


John B Moses said...

Viji made fish biriyani 3 times as of today. First time when she made it, it was soo good, i thought fish biriyani can't be better than this...i was soo wrong...the next ones were better than the previous...try this and you will not be disappointed.

Anonymous said...

hi vijitha,
i went thru ur Fish biriyani recipe.. Good one...I want to try this..but i am not clear abt the steps under "Foe making Fish biriyani" doubt is, is it enof just to pour the ghee over and close? wont the rice get sticked to the vessel?

By HelenBensam.

Vijitha said...

Hi Helen akka,
Thanks for visiting my blog. In that layering first fish masala and then the rice right. So there is no chance of rice sticking on to the bottom. I usually omit that 10 mins low flame step. Because it will taste good before that step itself.

Saralya_cbb said...

Hi Viji...
I visited your website many times and finally i decide to try your fish know what it turn out to be so good and delicious...i told my hubby that i am going to make a fish briyani for him...he kind of not so intrested but after he tried he said it ireally good and asking me when am i going to do it again....

hi do you have any dhall recipe like mango dhall or lemon dhall...


Saralya_cbb said...

hi i tried ur aromatic fish briyani...and it turn out to be so good and delicious....when i told my hubby that i am going to make fish briyani he kind of not intrested but after he try it he asking me when am i going to do it again...thanks.

any other fish curry recipe??


Vijitha said...

Hi Sara... Thanks for your comment and very glad to hear from you that you liked the Fish Biryani. You can find Fish curry recipe in the Non-veg section. Regarding Mango dal i'll post the recipe very soon.Thats my favorite dish

Anonymous said...

Awesome taste!!!! Thanks for this wonderful recipe