Nov 2, 2011

Fish Biriyani

Neymeen/Kingfish Biriyani


Neimeen (Seer fish) – 1/2 kg
Basmati rice – 1/2 kg
Onion(medium) – 3
Green chilly – 6
Ginger paste- 1 tbsp
Garlic paste – 1 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Tomato (chopped) –2
Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
Grated Coconut (make a fine paste) – 1/2 of a coconut
Garam Masala powder – 1 tsp
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves – 1 bunch

Method of preparation:

Following is the step by step preparation of fish biriyani.

For Preparing Fish Masala

Marinate fish with turmeric powder,red chilly powder and salt .Refrigerate for sometimes for the marination to be perfect. Heat oil in a pan and fry fish pieces. In the same pan and oil,saute the chopped onion,ginger-garlic paste and once the raw smell goes, add chopped green chilly ,coriander leaves,chopped tomatoes and garam masala powder.once it is done, add coconut paste to it and mix well.Add little warm water to it and simmer for 2 minutes.Finally add fried fish to the gravy and mix. While stirring, take care not to crumble the fish pieces.Cover and cook for 2 minutes to get the fish coated with the masala gravy.When the gravy becomes thick ,remove from fire.

For Preparing Rice

Heat ghee in a pan.Light fry rice till crispy(optional,otherwise wash the rise and boil it) and add water double the quantity of rice to it.Add salt.Cover and cook till rice is cooked well.

For Layering Biriyani

Heat ghee in a  heavy bottomed pan.Layer the  fish masala on the base.Arrange the second layer with biriyani rice and sprinkle some garam masala over the rice.Repeat the process until everything is used up.Cover with a  tight lid and cook on  slow flame for 5 minutes.

For Garnishing

Heat ghee in  a pan.Fry cashews and raisins and keep aside.Fry  1 chopped onion in the same ghee till golden brown.(Here i didnt garnish) Garnish the hot biriyani with this while serving.Serve with raita,coconut  chammanthi, pappadam and pickle.



julie said...

Deliciously done , dear.. Very tempting platter!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Fish Biriyani looks so amazingly delicious and fulfilling. Excellent preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

vineetha said...

My fav biriyani with my fav fish..yummy.

Neetz said...

yyummmm adipoli!!!!.. slurp!!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Yumm Fish Biryani Dear .Luv it.

Treat and Trick said...

What a tempting platter! So yum....

aipi said...

Sounds so exotic n flavorful!!

Uma said...

lovely. I still afraid to prepare fish in biryani. you made it perfectly dear...

Amina Khaleel said...

Fish biryani looks delicious.. yummy..

Rekha shoban said...

yummy biriyani!!!

Jay said...

omg...biryani is awesome...and the recipe sounds very interesting..!
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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious looking biryani...Loved your space with a variety of yummy dishes...Thanks for visiting my space..

Nitha said...

delicious biriyani... Love to have it with the chutney :)

Tina said...

My all time fav biriyani...Looks tempting.

Panchamrutham said...

First time to ur lovely space....Was fascinated by ur interesting recipe collection....

Btw fish biriyani looks perfect

Jay said...

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Pushpa said...

Fish biryani looks delish with those yummy fish fillets.

Amy said...

looks tasty & a mouth watering dish :) book marked it,want to try
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