13 February 2009

Fish Biriyani


1) Basmati Rice – Any Good Quality – 2 cups.
2) Normal Water – 4 cups
3) Cardamom – 6 nos.
4) Cloves – 6 nos.
5) Dry Bay leaves – crushed – ( 1 leaf)
6) Cinnamon stick – 1 ½” – 5- 6 pieces.
7) Mace – 1 piece- (Optional)
8) Lime juice – from 1 lime.
9) Salt - As required.

I have made the rice in Microwave method. Please use only Microwave safe bowl for making rice.(Don’t use the glass wares normally inscribed as microwave safe, Safety comes first other than anything, so please buy a good branded bowl from the super market.( I used Pyrex glass bowl) You can make the rice in conventional way too.)

Take the microwave safe bowl and put all the above ingredients and place in microwave for about 24 minutes and immediately take out the bowl and then separate the rice with a fork very gently and again pour 1 ½ teaspoon of lime juice and keep aside. If you have more quantity you can repeat the process.

Ingredients for making Fish Masala

1) Fish – 500 Gms.
2) Big Onion – 3 big size ( chopped thinly)
3) Green Chilly – 5-6 nos. (Chopped)
4) Garlic – 7-8 nos. ( chopped)
5) Ginger – a big piece ( 2 ½”)
6) Tomato – 2 nos.( Big size)Chopped
7) Fish Biriyani Masala – 2 tea spoon. (I use Eastern Biriyani Masala)
8) Garam Masala – 1 teaspoon (I used home made Masala with following
a) Fennel seeds (Perinjeerakam) - ½ tsp
b) Cloves (Gramboo) - 4
c) Cumin seeds (Jeerakam) - ½ tsp
d) Cardamom (Elakkaya) - 2
e) Cinnamon stick (Karukapatta) - 1” inch length
f ) Nutmeg (Jaathikka) - ¼ tsp grated
g) Mace (JaathiPoo) - 1
h) Star Anise (Thakkolam) - 1
9) Coriander leaves – Chopped – As required.
10) Mint Leaves – 1 leaf (Chopped)
11) Cashew nuts – 10 nos.( Soaked in water)
12) Yoghurt – 2 table spoon.
13) Oil – 3-4 table spoon or as required
14) Salt – As required.Method

Marinate the cleaned Fish with chilly powder, turmeric powder pepper powder, salt & lime juice and keep aside for 30 minutes. Then fry the fish in medium heat till both sides cooked well and keep aside.

Take a pan & heat oil (use the balance oil of fish fry) then add chopped big onion and sauté until transparent. Then add the grinded mixture of green chilly, garlic & ginger and sauté until the raw smell out. Then add chopped tomatoes and stir fry till it is mashed and forms gravy. Then add Biriyani Masala and sauté until the raw smell out from the spices. Then add cashew nut paste, salt, yoghurt, coriander leaves, mint leaves then add 1 shredded piece of fish fry in to this gravy and cook 1 more minutes, then place the fried fish carefully in to this masala and cook for few minutes with out breaking the fish.

For Seasoning

1) Cashew nuts – Fried
2) Raisins – Fried
3) Big Onion - Chopped thinly and sauté until golden brown– Fried
4) Garam Masala- 2 teaspoon.
5) Chopped Coriander & mint leaves – As required

Take a vessel and grease it with some ghee and put the rice as first layer, then a portion of fried fish and fish Gravy, small portion from the above seasoning and repeat the process until your ingredients finished.

Place a plain THAVA (Dosa kallu) on a medium heat and place the covered Biriyani vessel over the thava for about 7- 8 minutes and serve the Biriyani hot with sufficient garnishing. (Fried cashew nuts, fried onions and salads.)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sherly,

    I tried out your fish biriyani recipe last friday. It was very nice.Keep posting more variety of recipes and it will really help the people who really like cooking.