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.

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

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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