II Fish Biryani II

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

  • 225gms / 1/2lb boneless fish pieces
  • 2 cups basmati rice (pre-soaked)
  • 1tbsp curd / plain yogurt
  • 1tsp mango powder
  • 1tsp garam masala powder
  • 1tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee as required
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 8 whole green cardamoms (chotti elaichi)
  • 1 brown cardamom (bari elaichi)
  • 2 pieces of cinnamon stick
  • 1tsp white cumin seeds
  • 2tbsp tomato puree
  • 21/2 cups water
  • Disslove1/2 tsp saffron strands in 1tbsp warm water.
Preperation :
  • Make a paste with the yogurt, mango powder, garam masala, half of the chili powder and salt to taste.
  • Smear it over fish pieces. keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a deep sauce-pan and fry onions and garlic till golden. 
  • Add rice, cardamoms, cinnamon, cumin, tomato puree and water. Cook over moderate heat for about 10 minutes until the water is absorbed.
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan and fry fish until lightly browned.
  • Stir the fried fish pieces into the rice and cook over a low heat and sprinkle saffron mixture.
  • Cover and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot.