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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Fish biryani

My son Sanju likes fish more than chicken.  Earlier we used to prepare chicken biryani at home, once  he demanded fish biryani and I tried making it.  Since then whenever we ask him what to prepare today, he
Quickly says  “Fish Biryani”.  Even my husband likes it very much.
 


Ingredients
For rice
Ghee                             2tbsp
Cardamom                   4
Cloves                           4
Pepper                          4
Onion sliced                ½ cup
Basmati rice or kola rice      3 cups
Boiled   water              6 cups

For masala

King fish                      ½ kg
Chilly powder             1tbsp
Turmeric  powder      1/2 tsp
Salt                               1tsp
Oil for fry                    1 cup
Onion sliced               2 big size
Ginger garlic paste and green chilly paste   1 1/2 tbsp
Tomato chopped      1
Garam masala           1tsp
Curd                            2tbsp
Thick coconut milk   ¼ cup
Coriander chopped  1 cup
Ghee                           2tbsp

For garnish

Cashew nut  and raisins

Method
Heat ghee in a pan. Add cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and pepper. Stir them. Add onions and fry for 5 min.Add rice and stir for 5 min. Pour boiled water along with salt and cook till it done. 

For making fish masala
: 

Marinate fish pieces with chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt 
for  1 hour.
 Fry the marinated fish pieces in oil. Heat the same oil used to fry the fish in a pan. Add sliced onions and fry on a low flame, till it becomes slightly brown. On medium flame, add ginger-garlic-green chilly paste and tomato. Stir it for 6 min. Add garam masala powder, curd,   coconut milk,  coriander leaves and salt and stir it for 5 min. Add fried fish pieces and reduce the flame. Cook till it starts to boil. 

For making fish biriyani:
 

Take a deep bottom vessel and layer rice and fish masala. Pour 2 tbsp of ghee and tightly cover with a lid. Keep it on a very low flame for 10 min. Garnish with roasted nuts and raisins.


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