fish biriyani recipe, easy fish biriyani, biriyani stove top method

Fish Biriyani

fish biriyani recipe, easy fish biriyani, biriyani stove top method

Fish Biriyani


Fish Biriyani Recipe

 Ingredients: (Serves 3-4)

  • King Fish – 300g (sliced)
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Ginger  garlic paste – 4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½  tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Biryani Masala/Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Curd – ¼ cup
  • Ghee – 5-6 tsp
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Saffron – few strands
  • Yellow food color – 2-3 drops(optional)
  • Coriander leaves
  • Mint Leaves
  • Lemon slices (optional)
  • Cooked Basmati Rice – ( I cooked with 1 Cup Rice, recipe here)


To Marinate: (For Fish)

  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼  tsp
  • Ginger  garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Salt


For Garnishing:

  • Onion – 1
  • Cashew – 3 Tbsp
  • Raisins – 2 Tbsp
  • Onion – 1
  • Oil/Ghee – for frying


(Note: 1 Cup = 250 ml

Vary the amount of chilli as per your spice level

I took 1 Cup of Basmati rice and prepared the rice. Recipe here)


Fish Biriyani


Method: (With Step-by-step pics)


Mix all the ingredients to marinate. Add sliced fish into it and keep it in the fridge for half an hour.



Heat oil in a nonstick pan and roast the fish



Roast until its light brown in color. Remove it from the pan



Take the ingredients for garnishing. Heat oil/ghee in a pan and fry onion until its light brown in color. Remove it from pan and fry cashews and raisin. Keep it aside.



To the same pan add sliced onion and sauté till onion turns golden brown in color



Add sliced tomato and cook till it becomes soft.



Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a min or two. Add all the spice powder and sauté it for 2-3 mins



Beat the curd well. Reduce the flame and add curd and mix well. Switch of the stove. Masala part is ready.



Now take a pan and brush it with ghee



Spread half of the masala prepared down. Place few fried fish pieces on top. Put few coriander and mint leaves also



Spread half of the cooked rice on top. Place some fried onion, cashew, raisin and corianderleaves, mint leaves and lemon slices. Add 2 tsp of ghee also



Add the saffron to the milk. Add 2-3 drops of yellow food color also. Pour half of the milk over the rice



Repeat the layering step



Masala, fried fish and rice is layered till top. Place the remaining ingredients to garnish on top and pour remaining milk and ghee


Cover the pan with a tight lid. You can use a cloth also to keep the lid tight. Heat a tawa and place  the biriyani vessel on top of it. Reduce the flame to minimum and cook for 15-20min.



Now your Briryani is ready. Serve with raitha and enjoy!!!!!



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