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Fish Biryani Recipe

fish biryani Recipe with step by step photos

Fish Biryani | Machli Biryani || How to make Fish Biryani with step-by-step photos

Fish Biryani is a simply delicious, and flavored layered rice dish made with basmati rice, veggies, spices, and herbs_fish is marinated with basic spices and then shallow fry them for a while, and then cooked in biryani gravy and then layered with rice.
Biryani is most commonly made with chicken, mutton, or beef, however, I made this biryani with fish though I am alone to eat fish at home since my elder brother doesn’t like fish or fish-related items so whenever I prepare it at home generously I shared fish dishes with my neighbor and my elder sister who lives nearly my home
fish biryani

Like chicken, mutton, or beef fish doesn’t need much resting time after the marination all the steps just go  sequentially without any waiting time plus the fish gets cooked quickly so it is an express recipe that just takes about 45 minutes
A delicious option to cook when you want something easy and quick_Well to make this fish biryani recipe, you don’t need to be an expert  in cooking even beginners can try it as it is super easy to make

Tips to make Fish Biryani:
  1. Use good quality basmati rice or any other long-grain fragrant rice
  2. Ghee gives an authentic flavor to the fish biryani  However you can also use an oil of your choice
  3. Do use a good quality biryani masala powder or gram masala powder I have used this homemade biryani masala powder
  4. I used tomato puree in this biryani if you haven't pureed then can use skinless ripe red tomato paste
  5. I have used fresh mushka fish which are found in the sea but the taste is so better than any other river fish_persoanlly I love small-sized fish to eat rather than giant fish
  6. One thing came in my experience that if you want to really enjoy seafood then choose medium-sized fish like mushka,rehu, or surmai and medium prawns while giant fish or large-sized fish and shrimp haven’t any taste at all
  7. They are also costly and tasteless I just suggested it’s up to your choice  but any variety of fresh fish should work
  8. Use spice powder in moderation as it dominates the original flavor of fish
fish biryani

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Recipe notes:
  1. Take care not to use too much masala or ginger garlic paste since  it may make the fish bitter
  2. If you don’t like the strong flavor of the rice so can be skipped by adding whole spices at the time of boiling the rice
  3. If using frozen fish, after marination do not leave it for longer than 10-15 minutes. I have found that the ginger garlic makes the fish break quickly while getting cooked
  4. I have layered masala first then the fried fish followed by the rice
  5. You can also layer the rice first and then the masala followed by the fried fish
  6. For the best result follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips

fish biryani recipe

Wash and soak the rice for about 20-30 minutes

Rinse the fish with wheat flour and turmeric powder as I have been telling the method of rinsing fish along with removing the fishy smell in my previous posts

While the rice soaks, make a paste of the marination elements it takes a plate to combine all spices together such as lemon juice, ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, salt, and turmeric powder_Stir to mix well_Taste it to check the salt and spice levels

Take each fish piece and coat it with masala

Marinade all fish with masala and place on the plate

Remove the skin of the onion slice the onions thinly and separate the layers

Chop the coriander and mint leaves

Take a deep large-sized pot and pour water along with salt black cumin seeds, star anise, cloves, green cardamom, and cinnamon stick


Then add soaked rice, oil, and white vinegar_stir to mix well, Cook the rice till 90% is cooked


When the rice is done, drain it off into a colander_Keep aside


Heat a pan with 2 tbsp oil, add the marinated fish, and fry them on both sides for 2-3 minutes on medium flame_the Half of the cooking process of fish will be done with the masala_Take them out carefully on the plate_Set aside 


Take another large-sized deep pot and heat the ghee_Next, add all whole spices such as cumin seeds, black peppercorn, bay leaf, cloves, and green cardamom_Let them crackle in for 30-40 seconds
Now, add onion slices and sauté them for 5 minutes on medium flame

Next, add ginger garlic paste, tomato puree, and biryani masala powder and splash the water over the masala to prevent burn_Stir to mix well

Alongside add beaten yogurt, green chilies, and gram masala together. Roast the masala for 1-2 minutes further_Once the oil is separated from the masala

Place fried fish in the masala 

And cook them on medium flame_do not stir the spoon since fish meat is so delicate and easily becomes shred

Just shake up the pot and after a while take the fish pieces out of the masala_Keep aside

Drain out the excess oil of the masala and keep it aside

This oil is used at the time of dum 
I used the same pot that I used to cook the masala_Take the half biryani masala out of the pot for use in the second layer

Layer ½ the cooked rice on top of the masala

Layer reserved masala and chopped coriander and mint

Finally, layer the leftover rice again

Drizzle some masala oil which we have taken out

Next sprinkle coriander and mint leaves along with adding food color

At this point, you can add fried brown Finally, sprinkle some biryani essence and arrange cooked fish over the rice

Heat the Tawa until hot

Cover it with a tight lid or foil paper to trap the steam within the pot_Place the biryani pot on the Tawa and cook on a high flame for 2 minutes and then on a very low flame for just 10 minutes

Allow it to rest for about 15 minutes before you serve the lid and carefully take the fish pieces out of the pot

Keep aside

Fluff up the rice


Transfer the rice to the serving dish place the fish on top of the rice, And serve with salad and onion raita
fish biryani

Tomato Fish Curry Recipe


Tomato Fish Curry | Tomato Fish with step-by-step photos and video.

This Fish Curry is thick spicy aromatic flavored seafood, a pretty easy and delicious thick gravy curry, in which are used a few simple ingredients, spicy tomato fish curry is my own version of my family, I remember those days when my grandmother used to cook it with plain rice

This post is old I just added a tomato fish curry video with this post, so that you could clearly understand it

You would have eaten several types of tomato fish but it’s a bit different in taste than other fish curry recipes, mainly always seen since I started to learn cooking with my mother and elder sister that they used to add very few spices in the cooking nevertheless had a flavor and aroma of meals, personally, I love seafood especially fish have always been my hot favorite.

Tomato Fish Curry Video Recipe:

Right there I even learned that a meal never goes well by adding more spices, using a few species will make your meal tastier than other spicy food.

Here I used mushka small fish to make curry, I prefer small fish to a big one, just because this is more delicious and tasty than big, and the upper part of fish is the best for making gravy-based curry, but not necessary that you use the same fish you can use any other type of fish whether they are big or small as desired 

so let's begin 


  1. To prepare this delicious seafood curry first we will have to thoroughly rinse the fish with flour and turmeric so that the smell of fish goes away 
  2. Note, in my previous post on the fried fish recipe, have told you how to wash fish you can find it on my blog 
  3. Before cooking, fish  curry must lightly fry the fish  
  4. Don't stir the spoon after adding fish to gravy they may shred
  5. Just shake up the pot 
  6. Mustard oil can make your fish curry is tasty than other cooking oil 
  7. Fish contains minerals, vitamins, and iron this is the reason never use more salt, as it may be bitter in taste 
  8. Use a large capacity pot/pan while cooking fish curry 
  9. Fish pieces won't break

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Take all ingredients and prepare all veggies 

Rinse the fish with flour and turmeric powder 


Place all washed fish pieces on the tray

Put the chopped onion with garlic cloves in the grinding jar


Blend them till fine and smooth paste set aside


Take a medium-sized bowl and prepare spiced yogurt add yogurt along with red chili powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and salt, and stir to combine well set aside


Take another separate large bowl put all the washed fish pieces then add lemon juice and a bit of salt 

Rub gently the salt and lemon juice with fish pieces them well set aside for 10 minutes

Place a non-stick frypan on the flame and pour a little oil

Lightly fry fish pieces from both sides for a minute, place all fish pieces on the plate/tray, and set them aside

On the other hand, place a large capacity pot/wok on flame, pour oil heat it then add dried fenugreek seeds, let them crackle for a few seconds, then add onion, ginger garlic paste, cook onion paste on a medium flame for 10 minutes                 

Once water is evaporated, reduce the heat then pour spiced yogurt and tomato puree together, and stir to mix well 


Further, cook onion paste with spices on medium heat for 10 minutes until the oil is separated from the gravy, now pour 50 ml hot water into the gravy, and bring it to a boil 

Put half-chopped coriander leaves and green chilies, place carefully all fish pieces in the pot/pan, and cook the fish pieces with masala on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes

Don't stir the spoon in the pot after adding fish pieces, just shake it up with a kitchen napkin


Then reduce the heat to low and add the remaining chopped coriander leaves, green chilies


Now sprinkle garam masala and simmer it for 5 minutes without the lid to prevent shred_Tomato fish is done now transfer to the serving bowl or plate


Now ready to serve with plain rice,rumali rotinaan