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Fish Biryani Recipe- Restaurant Style Quick Fish Biryani

A simple restaurant style fish dum biryani, I made this quite time ago for a weekend lunch. During the weekends I used to cook easy one pot meal and it should be a delicious one, so I choose to prepare simple and yummy fish biryani. It is made of fish pieces of your choice marinated with spices, fresh herbs and cooked with rice into a luxurious biryani. Fish biryani became one of our favourites. I have given the steps in a detailed manner with step by step cooking pictures, the whole process is really easy to prepare. This dum biryani is an easy one and even beginners can try it, so prepare this yummy biryani and make your weekends colourful. If you want to see more yummy biryani recipe, come on click here.


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This fish dum biryani is a perfect start and you will love how well the fish blends with the flavorful masala and rice. I have used born less fish chunks to make this recipe but you can use any fish of your choice. I have felt that only an onion raita goes well with fish biryani and best when served hot or warm. Like chicken or any other meat fish doesn’t need much resting time after the marination, you can just make without any waiting time also and fish also gets cooked quickly. For all fish adorers this will be delightful recipe and yet healthy. Make your dinner party exclusive by serving this biryani.

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Tips- For a vegetarian version, you could even try mixed vegetables in place of fish. For dum biryani use heavy bottomed utensil or non stick sauce pan. Don’t worry if you not having tight lid, cover the pan with aluminium foil or muslin cloth and close the pot with lid.

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How to Make Fish Biryani Recipe- Restaurant Style Quick Fish Biryani

Take a mixing bowl, add salt, chilly powder, turmeric powder, ginger paste, garlic paste, garam masala powder, coriander powder, green chilly paste, mint paste, lemon juice and oil. Mix well and make a paste.

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Add yogurt and combine well until smooth. Add fish pieces to the marinade and mix gently.

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Leave the marinade for 20 minutes in refrigerator. ( waiting time is not compulsory, you can cook without waiting too)

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Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 30 minutes, drain out well and set aside.

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Fry onions in 1 tbsp ghee until golden brown color and set aside.

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Heat a pan with remaining ghee and fry whole spices until nice aroma arrives.

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Add enough water and salt, bring the water to rolling boil.

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Add soaked and drained rice, bring the water to boil again.

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Cook the rice for exactly 3 minutes from the boiling point.

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Turn off the heat and strain out the water from the rice.

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In a deep bottom pan pour 1 tbsp ghee, add the fish marinade.

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Sprinkle fried onions and mint leaves.

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Add half cooked rice, fried onions, a pinch of garam masala powder and mint leaves.

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Add saffron soaked milk and 1 tbsp ghee too on top. Cover the pot with tight lid.

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Place a thick pan on the flame and place the biryani pot on the pan. Cook on medium heat for 15 minutes. Later cook on simmer for 5 minutes and turn off the flame, let it rest for 5 more minutes.

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Open the lid and serve it along with onion raita and pickle.

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Enjoy!! Happy cooking and stay healthy.

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  1. Will be trying this recipe soon and will keep you posted on how it turned out looks delicious so it has to taste great too

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