Fish Biryani (Recipe 2)

Ingredients for Fish Biryani:

1. Fish – 1 kg, cut into thin flat pieces

2. Onions – 250 gm

3. Vegetable oil – 200 gm

    Ghee – 50 gm

4. Cashews – 4 small spoons

    Raisins – 4 small spoons

5. Onions – ½ kg

    Garlic – 2 cloves, crushed

    Red chillies – 10, crushed

    Curd – 2 big spoons

    Ginger – 1 piece crushed

    Tomato – 3 big, sliced

    Coriander leaves – 10 gm

    Mint leaves – 2 stems

6. Biryani masala – 2 small spoons

    Fennel powder – 1 small spoon

    Coriander powder – 2 small spoons

    Turmeric powder – 1 small spoon

7. Chilli powder – 2 small spoons

    Turmeric powder – ½ small spoon

    Salt – As required

8. Coconut oil – ¼ cup

9. Biryani rice – 1 kg

10. Cardomom – 10

      Cloves – 6

      Cinnamon – 1 piece

      Salt – As required

11. Coriander leaves – For garnishing

How to prepare Fish Biryani?

1. Clean the fish and keep aside.

2. Mix oil and ghee and heat in a pan.

3. Add sliced onions to it, fry till golden brown.

4. Drain onions from oil and keep aside.

5. In the remaining oil, fry cashews and raisins and drain from oil.

6. In the remaining oil, add ingredients no: 5 and sauté well.

7. Once done add the powders listed as 6.

8. Mix well and put the flame off. This is used as masala for fish biryani.

9. Marinate fish adding ingredients no: 7 and allow it to rest for some time.

10. Fry the fish in hot oil and drain excess oil.

11. In a biryani vessel, make a layer with half of the masala.

12. Place fried fish as second layer and the remaining gravy as third layer.

13. Take the correct measurement of rice.

14. For one cup rice, take 1.5 cups of water.

15. Take exact measurement of water and boil in a vessel.

16. Add ingredients no: 10 to it, and then washed rice.

17. Mix well the ingredients and cook rice. Water content should be fully absorbed.

18. After 10 minutes, spread half amount of cooked rice on the top of layered fish gravy.

19. Spread fried raisins, cashews and onions on its top.

20. Then spread second layer of rice and a little coriander leaves on top.

21. Pour the oil left after frying fish on the top of biryani.

22. Close the vessel tight and cook in low flame for 20 minutes.

23. Open the lid after 30 minutes.

24. Transfer the cooked rice to another plate.

25. You can serve fish biryani by placing fish pieces and gravy on top.

Source: Vanitha Magazine August 15-31 2017

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