Kerala Style Fish Biryani
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Kerala Style Fish Biryani

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Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 1 kg Fish
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  • To Marinate The Fish
  • 2 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tbs coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
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  • To Deep Fry The Fish
  • 1 cup oil
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  • To cook the rice
  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 – star anise
  • 3 cardamon
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 4 cloves
  • 5 cups of water
  • To Grind
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  • ginger garlic masala
  • 2 green chilies
  • 10 garlic
  • 1/4 cup ginger
  • 1 tbs fennel seeds
  • 3 cardamom
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon
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  • To Make Fish Masala
  • 2 onions
  • 2 to matoes
  • 2 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tbs coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
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  • For Layering
  • 2 tbs ghee
  • 1/4 cup mint
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves.

Instructions

    Ingredients to make fish biryani
    To marinate the fish add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder
    Add ginger garlic paste
    Squeeze half a lemon
    Add 1 tsp of salt
    Mix well, rub all the spice powders onto the fish. Marinate for 10 to 15 mins.
    Heat up 2 tbs oil, shallow fry the fishes on both the sides till they are golden brown.
    Similarly, fry all the fishes and take in a bowl.
    To cook the rice, boil 5 cups of water, adding bay leaves, star anise, cloves, cardamom, salt.
    Add basmati rice and cook till the rice is 3/4th
    Drain the rice in a colander and keep aside.
    Firstly, grind all these ingredients with ginger and garlic to a fine paste.
    Heat up the deep pot, add some oil. I used the leftover oil that used to fry the fish. So that we won’t miss the flavors.
    Add sliced onions and salt
    Saute till they are translucent
    Add ground ginger garlic paste
    Saute for 2 to 3 mins
    Add chopped tomatoes and saute till they are mushy
    It goes all the spice powders, chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder.
    Saute till the onions and tomatoes are well cooked.
    Add a handful of mint leaves and coriander leaves
    Add yoghurt/ curd
    Mix and cook for 2 to 3 mins.
    Gently add all the fried fishes
    Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water, check for salt, Cover and cook for 2 to 3mins.
    For layering: Add a layer of fish masala
    Top it with basmati rice, sprinkle some coriander leaves, mint leaves, and some ghee.
    Add another layer of fish masala
    Top it again with rice, ghee, mint and coriander leaves.
    Cover with aluminum foil, place over the tawa and cook for 20 mins in a very low flame.

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