Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fish Biriyani

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Just when I thought I am blogging a lot these days that phase is slowly coming down again,has lost interst in cooking and blogging and I am enjoying the free time watching movies and TV ! I watched quite a few mallu movies the past few nights like 22 female Kottayam, Ordinary, Chappa kurushu, Indian Rupee etc. There was a time when use to watch all the new mallu movies online,but after having my boy I kind of lost the track of new movies, and my film were restricted to the english movies that comes on T.V. Now I am quite happy to catch up with the movies which I missed last few years ! Same is the story with Hindi movies,I watched few of the hit movies which I missed , Zindagi na mile dubarah and 3 idiots were the best among the hindi movies I watched rescently.

Coming back to todays recipe,7 years ago when I came to U.K for the first time,I was surving only on the basic cooking and slowly the cooking bug bit me and I started experimenting the complicated items with my amma's help over the phone :) One day I had a craving to eat some fish biriyani and I had some frozen king fish in the freezer ,the time was too late to call my amma in India , thats when I got exposed to the blogging world for the first time ! when I googled for fish biriyani I came across so many blogs and I was super thrilled ! I tried fish biriyani recipe from one of the blogs 7 years ago and my hubby dear was so impressed .Years passed but still for fish biriyani I am following the same recipe as I love the recipe ,but I m sorry I cant find that recipe on her blog (Priyas Kitchen) anymore but since I wrote down the recipe in a book I still have the recipe with me. Its a shame that many of the wonderful blogs which I came across that time are inactive now :(

Ingredients

Ghee - 2 tsp
Bay leaves - 2
Cardamom - 2-3
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
cinnamon sticks -2
Star anise - 2
Cloves -4
pepper - 1tsp
Onion - 1 + 3
Basmati rice - 2 cups
Boiling water - 3 3/4 - 4 cup
lemon juice - 1/2 of a lime
Coriander -mint - curry leaves paste - 2 tsp
Ginger garlic green chilly paste - 2 tsp
Toamto - 2
Yogurt - 1 tsp
Coconut milk - 1/4 cup
for marination
King fish - 500 g
Chilly powder - 2-3 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Salt
for garnishing
Cashwenuts - 1-2 tbs
Sultanas/raisins - 2 tbs
Ghee - 1 tsp
Method
1.Soak the basmathi rice in water for 30 mins and drain the water .
2.Marinate the fish with the ingredients mentioned and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
3.In a pan add ghee and add the whole garam maslas ans saute for 1- 2 minutes.
4 Add the thinly sliced onion (one) and saute till brown.
5.Add the soaked rice ,lemon juice,salt and add boiling water and cook till done.
6.shallow fry the marinated fish in a pan adding little oil and the place them in paper towels.
7.In the same pan add the sliced onions (3),saute till brown.
8.Add ginger garlic green chilly paste, leaves paste and fry for sometime.
9.Add chopped tomatoes and cook till toamtoes are mashed.
10.Add yogurt,coconut milk and salt and stir for 2-3 minutes.
11.Finally add fried fish to this gravy and cook till gravy thickens for another 3-5 minutes.
12.Layer the rice and fish masala in a oven proof dish and cook it a preheated oven at 180 degree centigrade for 10 minutes.
13.Finally fry some cashewnuts and raisins separetely in ghee and garnish the biriyani !

14 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply mouthwatering fish biriyani. Lovely preparation.
Deepa

Nitha said...

Delicious and yummy biriyani..

PT said...

yummy yum..

Santosh Bangar said...

fabulous biryani

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious fish biriyani. If you get a chance to watch movie, try oridinary it is one of best movie. We liked it.

Julie said...

mouthwatering fish biriyani..yummy yum!!

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Priya said...

Omg, wat an irresistible and super flavourful briyani,am inviting myself to ur place.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wow,...superb snap Vineetha..im going to try your apple popovers nw..will tell u the result soon :)

Non stick, Nutty and Sous chef said...

Love, love, love fish biriyani! It is undoubtly my fav biriyani, actually! :)

Uma said...

I am very afraid to put my hand to prepare fish biryani.always it becomes disaster.Will bookmark this and try soon.looks very tempting.

Sobha Shyam said...

i have never tasted fish biryani dear, not much a non-veg person :) ennalum ithu nannayittu undu..looks like restaurant style !
paniyaram pan vangicholu tto..;) kuttam ente thalayil ittal mathi...haha

Suja Manoj said...

Ingine kothipikalle ketto,adipoli aayitundu,looks so tempting.

Torviewtoronto said...

deliciously presented biryani looks wonderful

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