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Fish Biryani

Huda Mulla
60 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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A very light easy fish biryani. Simple and quick. My own recipe.

Recipe Tags

  • Festive Fun
  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Indian
  • Simmering
  • Boiling
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. 1 kg halwa fish cleaned and cut in pieces
  2. For fish marination:
  3. Fish masala powder 1 1/2 tbsp
  4. Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  5. Salt 1 tsp
  6. Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  7. Water 3 tbsp
  8. For fish masala powder:
  9. Whole red chilli 8 to 10
  10. 1 tbsp whole jeera
  11. 1 tbsp whole coriander
  12. 1/4 tsp whole sauf
  13. 1/4 tsp rai
  14. Basmati rice 1/2 kg
  15. Onion sliced 5
  16. Chopped Tomatoes 4
  17. Green chillies 3 to 4
  18. Bay leaf 2 to 3
  19. Whole black pepper 1 tsp
  20. Whole dalchini 2
  21. Curd 1/2 cup
  22. Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
  23. Turmeric 1/2 tsp
  24. 1 tsp jeera powder
  25. 1 tsp coriander powder
  26. 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  27. Red chilli powder as per taste
  28. Fresh coriander leaves a bunch
  29. Oil 1/2 cup or as required


  1. For fish masala powder - Roast all the ingredients together and grind them in a blender.
  2. For fish marination - In fish pieces, add fish masala powder, salt, turmeric powder, oil, lemon juice and marinate in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  3. For biryani masala - Heat oil in a big pot, add in tez patta, whole garam masala, onion sliced and green chilli. Cook till golden brown, add in ginger garlic paste and saute for some time.
  4. Add in all powder masalas - jeera powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, fish masala powder, turmeric, salt, a little garam masala powder and saute for some time.
  5. Add in chopped tomatoes, saute till the oil separates and the tomatoes are soft. Add half cup of curd and saute well. Cool this mixture, then add the marinated fish and keep it aside.
  6. Cook rice for biryani - In another vessel, take a little oil. Add tez patta, dalchini and once it starts crackling, add water and salt.
  7. When the water boils, add the rice and once it is 3/4 th cooked, strain the water. In another dish put a small layer of rice then put the marinated fish then the biryani masala and then add the remaining rice on top. Add 1/2 cup of water close the lid, simmer the gas and cook for 20 minutes.
  8. Serve hot with curd and salad.

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Anuradha sharma
Anuradha sharma   Sep-30-2016

tasty fish biryani! Will try this one

Sana Tungekar
Sana Tungekar   Sep-28-2016

wow dear !

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