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Fish Briyani

Indians use the best rice when it comes to cooking, as for his dish the flavour of fish and the goodness of Basmati enriches the whole dish.


Serves (4 to 5)


80 grams                                        Ghee


Ingredients (A)

1 piece                                           Cinnamon Stick

3 pieces                                         Cardamom Seed

1 piece                                           Star Anise

3 pieces                                         Cloves


Ingredients (B)

100 grams                                     Onion (finely sliced)

2 stems                                          Lemon Grass


Ingredients (C)

1 tablespoon                                 Ginger (paste)

2 tablespoons                               Garlic (paste)


Ingredients (D)

10 sprigs                                       Coriander Leaves (pluck the leaves only)

10 sprigs                                       Mints Leaves (pluck the leaves only)3 sprigs                                         Pandan / Screw Pine Leaves

1 piece                                          Red Chilli (finely sliced)

2 pieces                                        Green Chillies (finely sliced)

80 grams                                      Tomatoes (chopped)

1 teaspoon                                   Cumin Powder

1 teaspoon                                   Fennel Powder

2 teaspoons                                Fish Curry Powder

2 teaspoons                                 Chicken Powder

2 teaspoons                                 Aromat Powder


Ingredients (E)

600 ml                                          Water

As necessary                               Salt


Ingredients (F)

500 grams                                   Long Grain Rice

bottle                                      Rose Water

tin                                          Evaporation Milk


Ingredients (G)

Fish Masala


Ingredients (H)

If necessary                               Yellow Liquid Colour



1. For Ingredients (G), click here: Fish Masala.    

2. Put the rice into a large bowl and wash it under running water for few times; then soak it in water for about 20 minutes, then strain it and leave it aside.

3. Cut split the red and green chillies into two and remove the seeds, then slice it.

4. Heat the ghee in a large cooking pot.

5. Add in the Ingredients (A), and fry it till fragrant.

6. Then add in the Ingredients (B), and fry it till golden brown.

7. Then add in the Ingredients (C), and fry it.

8. Then add in the Ingredients (D), with little water and fry it well.

9. Add in Ingredient (E).

10. Boil it for 5 minutes and add in the Ingredients (F).

11. Add in salt if it is necessary.

12. Once the rice is added, stir it occasionally till water level decreases till the top of the rice, then stir it and cover the pot; cook it in a low flame for 8 minutes.

13. Get another pot, put in the rice topped with Ingredients (G), then layer it again with the rice, then continue the step and finally finish it off with the rice layer.

14. And cover the pot properly and cook it in a low flame till cooked.

15. Add in the Ingredient (H) if necessary; (do not stir it) cover the pot and leave it for 3 minutes or so and then stir it. 


Please Click Here And Refer To Tip L For This Particular Dish.


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Fish Biryani.