Monday, May 27, 2013

10000 Views- Another small milestone and a simply simple fish biryani

Crossed 10,000 views...yeah!!!!!!!!5 happy to announce...
I know it's not a big number in the blogging world,because many of the popular and hard working bloggers get thousands of views per day...But to me, it is very big because it was just like yesterday that i started my blog..
And expressing my sincere ,huge thanks to each and every single click from the lovely readers.

Again at this happy moment i would like to share a fish biryani,  and my H beleive it as my signature dish and a never fail one....I dont know how it will be next time..any way...

Actually I have no experience of having a fish biryani from my mom..Whenever some good fresh fish gets there was no other option except red spicy curry and fry.....My dad says that don't waste this fresh fish for biryani n oll..(the main reason behind it is he doesn't like biryani....and so my mom is not an expert in biryani).

After marriage only I had started trying this fish biryani...The first 2-3 trials were utter failures...But failures are the stepping stones of success na?

And I have a strong  wish to prepare my fish biryani for my mom,dad and bro...(my sis knows better than i don't want to compete her and see the expression in her  face that "is this biryani?????????...)

And after the unusual blabbering ,here comes the recipe

For marination :

  1. Fish Pieces : 6-7 large pieces
  1. Red Chilly powder : 1 tsp
  1. Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
  1. Ginger Garlic paste : 1 tsp
  1. Salt
  1. Lemon juice : 1 tsp

For Rice :
  • Basmati Rice : 2 cups
  • Water : 3.5 cups
  • Whole spices : 1/4 cup(fennel,cardamom,cinnamon,cloves)
  • Salt
  • Ghee : 1 tbsp

  • For Masala :
  • Onion : 4-5(sliced)
  • Ginger Garlic Paste : 2 tsp
  • Tomato : 1 big(chopped)
  • Garam Masala : 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder : 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chilly : 2-3(sliced)
  • Coriander leaves : 1/2 cup
  • Mint leaves : 1/2 cup(optional)
  • Curd or coconut grated : 1/2 cup

  • Marinate the fish  with all the ingredients and keep aside for half n hour.
  • Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry them lightly.
  • Boil water in a large vessel.
  • When it starts boiling add the whole spices ,ghee and salt into the water.
  • When it boils well, add the washed and drained rice and change the flame into medium.
  • When all the water evaporates and  the rice cooked well, switch off the flame and keep the vessel open.
  • Saute the onions in  the same oil that we used to fry the fish.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and green chillies and saute again.
  • After sauteing add all the powders and salt.
  • After that add the chopped tomatoes and cook well until the tomatoes form into  paste.
  • Now add the coriander and mint leaves and combine well.(Do not stir more after adding the leaves)
  • Add the curd or coconut mixture and mix well
  • Now the time for adding the fried fish pieces
  • Add the fish pieces and combine with utmost care .
  • Close the lid and cook for 2-3 minnutes in low flame.
Layering :
  1. Heat little ghee in a pan
  1. Fry the nuts , raisins and keep aside
  1. Chop coriander leaves and keep aside ready for layering
  1. a pinch garam masala on each layer
  1. ghee 2 tsp
  • Layer the fish masala in a large ,thick bottom vessel followed by half of the rice.
  • Sprinkle garam masala,nuts and raisins,chopped coriander leaves and 1 tsp ghee
  • Layer the second half of the rice and sprinkle the same things again.
  • Cover tightly and keep in medium flame for 15-20 minutes.



  1. congrats shahina... may this be a small step towards many more to come... the fish biriyani looks awesome, at our home, anytime kingfish or prawns is bought, next question is "biriyani undakalle???" :)

  2. thank u rafee....... but nowadays my posts are very less na???i don't know i can continue the spirit husband always says..."ninakk ella karyathinum aadyathe aaveshameyullo""

  3. Iam new 2 here..luks really nice n very tatsy recipes u have..BTW congrtas..keep going..iryani luks delicious n perfect 4 occasions..U can catch me at my space when u get sum time.Thank u .

  4. Congratulations!
    This looks fantastic! I would love to try this!

    1. Thanks a lot...Happy to hear that u r gonna try this,....awaiting the snaps.....