Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Fish 5oo gms
Basmati rice 2 cups
Onion sliced As necessary
Ghee 4 tbsp
Cashew nuts 25 gms
Kismis 25 gms
Cinnamon 2
Cloves 3
Cardamom 3
Salt To taste

For Fish Masala

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Onion sliced 250 gms
Small onion sliced 100 gms
Tomato chopped 2
Crushed green chillies 3
Ginger paste 1 tbsp
Garlic paste 1 tbsp
Curry leaves Few
Garam masala 1 tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Salt To taste

Method For Preparing Fish Biriyani

  • 1.
  • Heat 4 tbsp ghee in a pan.

  • 2.
  • Fry cashew nuts and kismis and remove the ghee.

  • 3.
  • Fry the sliced onion and remove. Then add cinnamon, cloves and cardamom

  • 4.
  • Then add the rice and fry for 5 minutes.

  • 5.
  • The rice must be cleaned, washed, soaked in water for 15 minutes and drained.

  • 6.
  • Add 4 cups of boiling salted water.

  • 7.
  • Boil it over high heat for one minute, uncovered. Then reduce the heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes till holes appear in the rice. Do not stir.

  • 8.
  • Cover the pan with a well - fitting lid. Reduce the heat to as low as possible and cook for another 5 more minutes. Then remove the lid and stir with a fork.

  • 9.
  • Cut the fish into pieces, clean and drain.

  • 10.
  • Marinate it with 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala and salt to taste. Let it stand for half an hour.

  • 11.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish. From the same oil, take 2 tbsp oil and fry the sliced onion, when it becomes brown add ginger paste, garlic paste, crushed green chillies, sliced small onions. Saute for 3 minutes.

  • 12.
  • Then add the remainig masala (1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder and salt). When oil separates, add chopped tomatoes and a little water.

  • 13.
  • Add the fried fish pieces and boil for 3 minutes at low fire.

  • 14.
  • In order to arrange the fish biriyani, take a serving bowl and spread some rice at the bottom of the vessel and place some fish curry over it.

  • 15.
  • Spread the roasted cashew nuts, kismis, fried onions and a little coriander leaves and mint leaves.

  • 16.
  • Above this, spread the rice, fish masala and again rice.

  • 17.
  • Lastly add some more roasted cashew nuts, kismis and fried onions and serve hot immediately.