Fish Biryani

A tried and tested fish biryani recipe that you will like to save. Try it today and enjoy. #HappyCookingToYou

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For Spices powder:

  • Kali mirch sabut (Black pepper corns) ½ tsp
  • Laung (Cloves) 4-5
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 3
  • Badiyan ka phool (Star anise) 1
  • Saunf (Fennel seeds) 1 tsp
  • Dhaniya (Coriander seeds) 1 tsp
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp
  • Dar chini (Cinnamon stick) 1

For marinating Fish:

  • Machli (Fish) King fish/Surmai ½ kg
  • Namak (Salt) 1-2 pinch
  • Dahi (Yogurt) ½ cup
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Lemmo ka rus (Lemon juice) 1-2 tbs
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 tbs
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) ¼ tsp
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Ground spices
  • Machli (fish) king fish/surmai ½ kg

For Rice:

  • Paani (Water) 1 liter
  • Tez pat (Bay leaves) 2
  • Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 2
  • Badiyan ka phool (Star anise)
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) ½ tsp
  • Dar chini (Cinnamon stick) 1
  • Chawal (Rice) soaked 2 cups

For Layering:

  • Ghee ½ cup
  • Marinated fish
  • Boiled rice
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried ¼ cup
  • Hara dhaniya (Green coriander) 2 tbs
  • Podina (Mint) 2 tbs
  • Hari mirch (Green chili) 2-3
  • Doodh (Milk) ½ cup
  • Jaiful & javatri powder (nutmeg & mace powder) ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder (Whole spice powder) ½ tsp
  • Zarda ka rang (Food color) ¼ tsp


In frying pan,add black pepper corns,cloves,green cardamom,star anise,fennel seeds,coriander seeds,cumin seeds and cinnamon stick,roast until light brown and grind to make a coarse spices powder.

Take fish and apply salt evenly. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash properly.

In bowl,add yogurt,red chili powder,lemon juice,ginger garlic paste,turmeric powder and ground spices, mix well.

Now add fish, give it a good mix and marinate for 1-2 hours.

In water, add bay leaves,green cardamom,star anise,salt,cumin seeds and cinnamon stick, bring it to boil.

Add rice and cook until ¾ th done,strain and set aside.

In pot,heat ghee,add marinated fish and cook on a low flame for 6-8 minutes.

When fish is done,add boiled rice,fried onion,green coriander,mint and green chili.

In milk,add nutmeg & mace powder,whole spice powder and food color,mix well.

Now add milk mixture,cover and steam cook for 15-20 minutes.

Fish biryani is ready.

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