Fish Biriyani

First time I ever came up with touching the raw fish was a year ago, when I attempted to make this biriyani…it was so slimy and slippery that I constantly swore every time I had to touch itYou stink …it was stinking… and I washed and washed and washed my hands.

Maaf karo bhai! I dint mean to hurt anyone’s feelings, or discourage, dishearten or dispirit anyone by saying all this. U should bear with me as it was my first endeavor. l’m just being honest!

Even back then, P was my inspiration. I knew during our engagement period that the he looooooooves fish..   ……… Anyway, it was a successful first attempt, and my friends couldn’t believe the fact that I hadn’t prepared this before. And they called me “Master Chef” :P Fond memories!

So, I tried this out today and I have impressed P again!HugFish Biriyani


Fish of your choice – say 1/2 kg

Onion – 4

Tomato – 3

Ginger-garlic paste -3tbsp

Green chilly paste- 1 tbsp

Curd/Yogurt – 4 tbsp

Coriander leaves – 1 cup (I also used greens of spring onions)

Ghee – 1/4 cup

Lime juice- 4 tbspn

Garam Masala- 1 tbspn

For the marinade:

Turmeric powder- 1tsp,  red chilli powder – 2tsp, ginger-garlic paste- 2tspn, Fennel seeds powder- 1/2 tspn

For rice:

Basmati rice- 2 cups, Turmeric powder- a pinch, Cardomn-2, Cloves-3, Cinnamon-2, Ghee- 1 tspn, Kasthuri meethi- a pinch



Marinate the fish fillets and refrigerate for an hour.

Fry the fish fillets in ghee and remove them to a plate and heat up the same pan. In the same oil, fry onions till it turns golden brown.Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 mins. Add tomato, garam masala, coriander leaves, salt and cook for a few minutes.

Add yogurt and put the fried fish into this mixture.


In a pressure cooker, add 2 cups of rice and 4 cups of water. Add cinnamon, cloves, cardomon, kasthuri meethi, salt and turmeric powder to it. Wait for one whistle. Remove the lid when the steam has completelty gone. rice is coked.

Now in a pan, heat a little ghee. Add a little rice to it and spread as a layer. Add a tspn of lime juice to it. Now add the fish masala to form another layer. Continue this process until the rice and masala is finished. take care not the break the fillets. Close with a lid and wait for ten minutes.

Yumm..yumm..yummyyyyy. …… :) …… Serve with yogurt, salad or pickle.

Bon appetite……. :)


  1. Sharika October 26, 2013

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