Fish Biriyani

Yesterday me and my husband felt like eating a biriyani. Did not feel like eating veggie biriyani cos i had made it a couple of days back.. Chicken was ruled out cos that means i will have to make something for my self, though my husband would have loved we decided to give fish a try.
Fish Biriyani

I had a couple of tilapia fillets lying in the freezer so that was about it i conjured up some mouth watering fish biriyani... i urge everyone to try this. Its simple and heavenly!!!

Basmati Rice 1 cup

Tilapia 1 big fillet


Garlic and ginger paste 1 1/2 tablespoon

Green chillies 6-7

Cloves 5-6

Cinnamon 1/4'

Cardamon 2

fennel seeds 1 teaspoon

Star anise 1


Corriander 1 big bunch

Mint 1 small bunch

Egg 2(optional)

Shrimp 4 cooked large(Optional)



Make a marinade for the fish by mixing some oil, salt and chilly powder. Heat a tawa and sear the fish on both sides and set aside. Soak the rice for half an hour and cook it with a little less than 2 cups of water till it is almost cooked about 80%, set aside.

Grind the green chillies, turmeric, mint, corriander, cloves and cinnamon to a smooth paste.

Heat oil in a Pot with a thick bottom and tight fitting lid. Drop cardamon pods, star anise, fennel seeds and chopped onion. Saute till fragrant. Mix in the green chilly paste. Cook till the oil floats on top. Beat the eggs with a pinch of salt and stream the egg into the pot scrambling it in the process. Fold in gently the semi-cooked rice into the spice mixture. Adjust salt. Place the seared fish fillet on top and cover. Cook on low heat for about 15-20 minutes till rice is fully cooked.

Garnish with a few cooked large shrimp and serve it with lemon juice.

Its a delicious dish and i m sure its worth all the efforts...

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