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Fish Biryani

Afroz Shaikh
90 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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Fish Biryani holds a very special place in Hyderabad.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Eid
  • Hyderabadi
  • Frying
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Diabetes

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. For Masala: 500 gms King fish/ Surmai
  2. 3 chopped onions
  3. 3 chopped tomatoes
  4. 4 tbsp curd
  5. 6-7 green chilies
  6. 7-8 cloves of garlic
  7. 1 cup green coriander leaves
  8. 1 tsp red chili powder
  9. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  10. 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
  11. 5 tbsp oil + 3 tbsp oil to shallow fry fish
  12. 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  13. 18 curry leaves
  14. salt to taste
  15. For rice: 3 cups basmati rice
  16. 1 onion (fried till brown)
  17. 10-12 cashews
  18. 4-5 green chilies
  19. 3 tbsp ghee
  20. 1 tsp shahi jeera
  21. 3 tbsp chopped green coriander leaves
  22. salt to taste
  23. 6 cups water


  1. Marinate fish with red chili powder, crushed black pepper and salt. Keep it aside for 1 hour.
  2. In a pan take 3 tbsp oil and shallow fry fish till it is firm to handle keep it aside.
  3. In small mixer grinder make green masala paste of green chilies, garlic, 1 tbsp cumin seeds and green coriander leaves.
  4. In a kadai heat 5 tbsp oil add jeera and curry leaves to crackle. Then add chopped onions and fry till golden brown , then add followed by chopped tomatoes and cook till tomatoes becomes soft.
  5. Add green masala paste, Turmeric powder, curd and salt. Bhuno for 5 minutes on medium heat till oil separates then add the fired fish and gently stir it without breaking the fish.
  6. Sprinkle some chopped green coriander leaves and cover and cook for another 3 minutes by that time fishes will nicely cooked.
  7. To cook rice in a big pan add ghee over a medium heat and fry cashew nuts till light golden remove and keep it aside for garnish along with fried brown onion.
  8. In same pan add shah jeera and let it crackle then add slit green chilies then tip in washed and soaked rice and fry it till all grains of rice are coated with ghee. Add water and salt to taste and cook the rice.
  9. when rice is cooked make layer of cooked rice and fish masala.

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