Ilish Macher Biryani (Hilsa Fish Biryani - Bengali Style) | How to make Ilish Macher Biryani (Hilsa Fish Biryani - Bengali Style)

By Bethica Das  |  19th Jun 2018  |  
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Ilish Macher Biryani (Hilsa Fish Biryani - Bengali Style)by Bethica Das
  • Prep Time

    30

    mins
  • Cook Time

    35

    mins
  • Serves

    2

    People

9

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About Ilish Macher Biryani (Hilsa Fish Biryani - Bengali Style) Recipe

A must try recipe for all fish lovers, this Hilsa Fish Biryani is just perfect for Ramadan or Eid celebration. It is cooked in a rich yoghurt and coconut milk gravy and flavoured with kewra water. Serve it with some gravy, green chilies and lime wedges.

Ilish Macher Biryani (Hilsa Fish Biryani - Bengali Style)

Ingredients to make Ilish Macher Biryani (Hilsa Fish Biryani - Bengali Style)

  • Fish Curry -
  • 3 pieces of Hilsa fish
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 2 tbsp. ghee
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt, beaten
  • 2-3 green chilies
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Biryani -
  • 1 cup Basmati rice, soaked for 30 minutes
  • 1-2 tbsp. ghee / oil
  • 1" cinnamon stick
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • Garnishing -
  • 2 tbsp. fried onions
  • 2 slit green chilies
  • 1 tsp. kewra water
  • 1 tsp. coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. ghee

How to make Ilish Macher Biryani (Hilsa Fish Biryani - Bengali Style)

  1. Marinate the fish with a pinch of salt, turmeric powder and red chili powder for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat oil and ghee in a pan & saute the onion till light brown. Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  3. Add all the dry spices and mix well.
  4. Add the beaten curd & green chilies. Simmer for a minute.
  5. Add the coconut milk and simmer further for a minute.
  6. Add the marinated fish pieces and cook, covered for 4-5 minutes. Switch off the flame and keep aside.
  7. Heat the ghee / oil in a separate pan and temper with the whole garam masala and bay leaves. Add the onion and saute till light brown.
  8. Add the soaked rice and stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Add 3-4 tbsp. of the gravy,
  9. salt and 1 & 1/2 -2 cups water and cook till the rice is done.
  10. Arrange the cooked rice in a pan and then arrange the cooked fish over it. Spread a little of the gravy, ghee, fried onions, green chilies, kewra water and coriander leaves. Cover & cook in dum for 5-10 min. .

Reviews for Ilish Macher Biryani (Hilsa Fish Biryani - Bengali Style) (1)

Sangeeta Aroraa year ago

love it
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Bethica Das
a year ago
Thank u