Fish Biryani by Zarnak Sidhwa

Dec 26, 2014
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Ingredients:

  • Fish fillets 1/2 kg
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Flour 3 tbsp
  • Oil 2 tbsp + for deep-frying
  • Bay leaf 1
  • Cinnamon 1-inch stick
  • Black cardamom 3
  • Star anise 3–4
  • Chopped tomatoes 4
  • Garlic paste 2 tsp
  • Rice (parboiled) 3 cups
  • Onion paste 1-1/2 tbsp
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Chopped tomatoes 2
  • Sugar 1/2 tsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves 2 tbsp

Method:

  1. Marinate fish pieces with salt, turmeric powder, lemon juice and flour and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil, deep fry fish pieces till golden brown.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil and add bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamoms and star anise and saute till fragrant.
  4. Add garlic paste, onion paste, cumin powder and red chilli powder and saute for 5 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes and saute till oil surfaces.
  6. Add rice, fried fish, salt, sugar and 1 cup water.
  7. Cover with lid and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Serve hot garnish with chopped coriander.

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