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Fish Biryani Recipe: Fish brings another class of huge-protein or stuff-building food. As is well known, fish is an extremely perishable food. In natural, the composition of fish is similar to that of meat, for both of them are high-protein foods. When we compare fish with Meat, we can cook easy recipes of meat like meat biryani, but instead using meat we can use fish for preparation of biryani in our food network recipes. All recipes from our food network are absolutely easy to cook and serve.

Fish Biryani Recipe

Fish Biryani Recipe

Ingredients for Fish Biryani Recipe

Basmati rice – 2 cups
Fish slices – 4
Onion – 1
Green Chillies – 2 (minced)
Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tbsp
Tomato – 2 ( crushed)
Coriander leaves(Cilantro) – a handful
Mint leaves – a handful
Chilly powder – 2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Cumin powder – 1tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Curd – 1/2 cup
Salt – to taste
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Cloves – 5
Cinnamon stick – 2 pieces
Cardamom – 2 pods
Bay leaf – 1
Star anise – 1
Cashew nuts/ Almonds – 10
Oil – 3-4 tbsp
Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Egg – For fish

Steps for preparation of Fish Biryani Recipe

  1. Wash the basmati rice and allow it to soak for at least an hour. Fry the rice in 1 tblsp of ghee and keep aside. (optional)
  2. Cut the fish fillets into small pieces.
  3. Take a small bowl, beat the egg in it, and mix the spices under ‘For fish’ with it (chilly powder, pepper powder, salt, and turmeric powder).
  4. Marinate the fish slices with the above mixture and slight fry it. Keep it aside.
  5. Heat ghee in a deep pan and add cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf, star anise, and cloves.
  6. Add onions and fry till it becomes golden brown. Add the remaining ginger-garlic paste and green chilies and fry for 2-3 mins, until the oil or ghee floats.
  7. Add the tomato puree along with the chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, and curd and fry till a nice spicy paste is formed.
  8. Add part of the chopped coriander leaves saving a part for garnishing. Add chopped mint leaves and fry for another minute.
  9. Add the nuts to this mixture.
  10. Place the above mixture with the rice into a rice cooker with 3 cups water and let it cook.
  11. Once the biryani is done add the fried fish pieces to it. Gently toss everything with a nice spatula without breaking the rice and keep covered for 10 minutes. Do this when the biryani is still very very hot so that the flavor of the fish will get blended with the rice.
  12. Garnish with cilantro ( coriander leaves) and few fried fish pieces on top and serve with raita.
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