Fish biriyani | How to make Fish biriyani

By Priyanjali Joardar  |  17th Apr 2018  |  
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About Fish biriyani Recipe

A delicious and simple fish biriyani recipe made with herring fish. Any sea fish can be used to prepare this like king fish, Indian Salmon etc. Serve it with raita for a delicious meal. This can be served even in parties or when you have guests at home.

Fish biriyani

Ingredients to make Fish biriyani

  • Fish marination
  • Herring fish 2
  • turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • red chilly powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt 1/2 teaspoon
  • mustard oil 2 teaspoon
  • lime juice 1 tablespoon
  • For biriyani
  • green cardamon 3
  • black cardamom 1
  • cinnamon stick 1 inch
  • clove 4-5
  • star anise 1
  • black Stone flower 2
  • bay leaves 1
  • cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
  • onion 1 medium sized, sliced
  • ginger garlic paste 1 tablespoon
  • green chillies 2-3
  • tomatoes 2 medium sized, chopped
  • coriander powder 1 tablespoon
  • cumin powder 1 teaspoon
  • biriyani masala 2 teaspoon
  • turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • sugar to taste
  • Vegetable oil
  • coriander leaves 2 tablespoon, chopped

How to make Fish biriyani

  1. Marinate the fish with turmeric powder, red chilly powder, Salt, mustard oil and lime juice for 1 hour.
  2. Fry the fishes lightly from both sides for about 2-3 minutes and keep aside.
  3. Heat a thick bottom pan add vegetable oil. Throw in whole spices-green cardamon, black cardamom, cinnamon stick, clove, star anise, black Stone flower, bay leaves and cumin seeds.
  4. Add sliced onions, saute till transluscent. Add ginger garlic paste and green chillies followed by chopped tomatoes.
  5. Add the dry masalas-turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, biriyani masala and salt. Cook and stir till oil starts separating from the sides.
  6. Add the rice, fry it well with the masalas for 5 minutes.
  7. Add 3 cups of water, salt as required and mix well.
  8. Cover it with a lid until partially cooked. Add the fish pieces, cover with it with the rice. Cover with lid and cook in low flame until done.
  9. Keep it covered for 10 minutes. Open the lid garnish with some chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with raita.

Reviews for Fish biriyani (1)

Reema Garg10 months ago

Would love to try this.