King Fish/Neymeen/Arakka-1/2 kg
Basmati Rice-3 Glass
Big Onion-5 medium
Big onion-1 for frying
Finely Chopped Tomato-2 medium
Ginger-one big piece
Garlic-6 cloves (medium)
Red chilli powder-1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2tsp
Curd-1 1/2 tbsp
Coriander leaves-1/2 cup chopped
Mint leaves-1/4cup chopped
Raisins /unakka munthiri-handfull
Yellow colour-one drop (opt)
Red chilli powder-2tsp
1..Clean and wash fish pieces thoroughly using salt and vinegar ..
2.Here i used 6 slice of fish which again cut into half ..so total 12 pieces ..
3.Marinate with chilli powder,turmeric powder,salt ,vinegar and water and keep in the fridge for minimum 20 minutes …
4.Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes .. Meanwhile Boil water along with salt,cloves,cardamom ,pepper and cinnamon
5.Salt should be bit high when tasted .. Not too much ok ;)
6.When water starts boiling add rice and stir well..otherwise rice may stick in the bottom..
Here i used 7 lil cooker and the amount of water is just a bit lower than 3/4 th level..When u add rice it will come up..When rice starts to boil and cook there is a chance of spilling ..
7.Check rice occasionally … When the rice is 3/4 th cooked ,add 1 tsp of ghee and 1 tbsp of lemon juice and Mix well ..(to avoid sticking together )
8.Strain the rice and allow to cool .. Make a well in the centre of the rice .. When the water is completely gone then transfer to a wide vessel otherwise coz of the heat in the bottom of the strainer ,rice may over cooked .. keep aside…
9.Now heat a nonstick pan and add oil or dalda
10.. Add thinly sliced onion with a pinch of salt and fry till golden colour (many ended up with burned onion ,so be careful.when u see golden colour coming ,take them out soon ..It will become crisp when cools down )
11.In the same oil or dada (if u want ,u can change the oil and add ghee ) fry raisins and cashew nuts separately .. Keep aside
12. Finely chop Coriander leaves and Mint leaves separately ..
13.Heat a non stick pan and add oil and shallow fry the fish pieces .. Remove from the oil when the fish is soft ..(no need to fry till as we usually do ,it will sometimes reduce the softness ) transfer to a kitchen tissue and keep aside .
14.Now have to make masala ..for that heat oil in a pan ,add sliced onion along with salt .. Saute well ..
15.When it becomes translucent then add ginger-garlic-green chilli paste .. Mix well and sauté till the onion become golden colour (in medium flame )
16.At this stage add red chilli powder ,turmeric powder and garam masala .. Mix and sauté till the raw smell goes ..
17.Add finely chopped tomato to this and cook well..
18 ..Add small amount of corinder leaves ,mint leaves ,cashew nuts,raisins and fried onion into this masala .. Mix well ..
19.At this stage add Curd and mix well … and allow to boil … Check the taste .. Adjust the salt ..
20.. Add 1 cup of hot water and allow to boil ,now add fried fish pieces .. Let it cook in the gravy for 5 to 6 minutes in medium flame … By then the gravy will be reduced to thick consistency .. Remove from the fire..
Now have to dum biriyani,for that take a non stick pan grease with ghee ..
21.Place rice in the first layer ,second layer with fish and gravy again rice.. Then sprinkle some leaves ,cashew-raisins and yellow colour(add one drop of yellow colour in 1/4 glass of water) and 1 tsp of ghee
Again place fish and gravy and so on till u finish the entire and rice and fish .. The top layer should be rice .. Sprinkle roasted onions ,mint-coriander leaves ,cashew nuts -raisins,yellow colour and ghee …
Press the top with a spoon to level it …
Now close the pan ,Heat a dosa tawa and place this biriyani pan on that ..(low heat )
And cook for 15 minutes or till the steam comes ..if u put directly to the stove the rice in the bottom will burn …
So the delicious Fish biriyani is ready to serve … Serve carefully with out breaking pieces ..
Will add mint chutney and beetroot chutney recipe soon …
So hope u all will try this tasty biriyani and will share ur experience .. If u don’t mind plz send the pics of dishes u prepare using curry world recipes ,so that i can add in my Facebook page ….