Fish Biryani - Bengali Style | How to make Fish Biryani - Bengali Style

By Bethica Das  |  4th Feb 2018  |  
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About Fish Biryani - Bengali Style Recipe

This is one of my favourite biryani and I often make it especially when guests are around. Simple and delicious, I added some potatoes in it in a true Bengali style and with minimum of spices. So it can be had guilt free with some raita.

Fish Biryani - Bengali Style is a delicious dish which is liked by the people of every age group. Fish Biryani - Bengali Style by Bethica Das is a step by step process by which you can learn how to make Fish Biryani - Bengali Style at your home. It is an easy recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. Fish Biryani - Bengali Style is a dish which comes from West Bengal cuisine and is very much popular throughout the worldwide This recipe is perfect to serve 4 people. You can find this dish at almost every restaurant and you can also prepare this at your home. It is an easy recipe which doesn't take so much time. This amazing and mouthwatering Fish Biryani - Bengali Style takes 30 minute for the preparation and 35 minute for cooking. The aroma of this Fish Biryani - Bengali Style make you more hungry and you couldn't stop yourself from having this. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for any party or special occasion then Fish Biryani - Bengali Style will be the best option for you. The flavor of Fish Biryani - Bengali Style is unforgettable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Fish Biryani - Bengali Style at your weekends and impress your family and friends.

Fish Biryani - Bengali Style

Ingredients to make Fish Biryani - Bengali Style

  • 5-6 pieces of Rohu fish
  • 1-2 potatoes, boiled & cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups rice, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 1" cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 green cardamoms
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 5-6 loves
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. tomato paste / 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. roasted coriander-cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  • handful of coriander & mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup barista (fried onions)
  • 4-5 fresh red / green chilies, slit
  • 1 tsp. rose / kewra water
  • 2-3 tbsp. ghee
  • pinch of saffron soaked in 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. lime juice

How to make Fish Biryani - Bengali Style

  1. Marinate the fish and the potatoes separately with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder for 10 minutes.
  2. To prepare the rice - Bring sufficient water to boil along with salt, bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamoms and cloves. Add the rice and simmer till it is almost done (al dente). Drain and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish pieces on both sides till golden in colour. Drain and keep aside.
  4. In the same oil, fry the potatoes till light golden in colour. Drain and keep aside.
  5. In the same oil saute the onion till light brown. Now add the ginger-garlic paste, tomato paste and all the dry spices mixed with a little water. Fry on a medium flame till the oil separates.
  6. Add 1 cup water and bring it to a boil. Gently drop in the fish and cover.
  7. Simmer by carefully flipping it over halfway and till the gravy is reduced. When done, carefully remove the fish pieces and keep them separately.
  8. Layer half of the rice followed by the gravy, fried potatoes, half of the mint -coriander leaves, half of the chilies and half of the fried onion.
  9. Spread the remaining rice over it, followed by the fish pieces, remaining chilies, mint-coriander leaves and fried onion.
  10. Drizzle the saffron milk, ghee and rose water. Cover and cook on dum for 10-12 minutes by placing the pan on a heated tawa / griddle.
  11. When done, garnish with coriander leaves and a dash of lime. Serve with raita.

Reviews for Fish Biryani - Bengali Style (1)

Shikha Roy9 months ago

Would love to try this.

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