Fish Biriyani

Ingrediants:

  • King Fish – 1/2 kg
  • Onion(medium) – 6 nos(finely chopped)
  • Tomato(medium) – 4 nos(finely chopped)
  • Garlic paste – 2 tbsp
  • Ginger paste – 2 tbsp
  • Green chilly paste – 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tbsp
  • Yoghurt/Curd – 4 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves – 1 cup
  • Mint leaves(Pudhina) – 1/4 cup
  • Ghee – 1/2 cup
  • Lime juice – 4 tsp
  • For marinade:

  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 2 tsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds(Perinjeerakam) powder – 1/2 tsp
  • For rice:

  • Basmati rice – 2 1/2 cups
  • Turmeric powder – A pinch
  • Cardamom(Elakka) – 2 nos
  • Cloves(Grambu) – 3 nos
  • Cinnamon(Karugapatta) – 2 nos
  • Ghee – 1 spoon.

Method:

  • Marinate fish fillets with turmeric powder, red chilly powder, ginger-garlic paste and fennel seeds powder for 1 hr in a refrigerator.
  • Fry the marinatd fish fillets in ghee.
  • Remove them to a plate and heat up the same pan.
  • Add onion and fry, till it turns golden brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic-chilly paste and fry for 2 mins.
  • Add tomato, garam masala, salt, coriander leaves and mint leaves and cook for a few mins.
  • Add yoghurt.
  • Put the fried fish fillets in this masala.
  • For rice:

  • Boil water in a vessel.
  • Add enough salt, turmeric powder, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and ghee.
  • Cook rice until it is done and drain. :- Make sure the rice doesn`t get sticky.
  • Heat a little ghee in a pan.
  • Put a little of cooked rice and spread 1 tsp of lime juice over it.
  • Put one layer of the fish masala above that and repeat the process till the rice and masala are over. :- Take care not to break the fish fillets.
  • Close the lid tightly and heat on