Friday, October 12, 2012

King Fish Biryani

Ingredients for Frying fish:
 5-6 Pcs of Fish Fillet or slices (wash and leave it in a strainer for 30 minutes)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 tbsp oil
Take out the fish pcs from the strainer. Apply salt and  Turmeric to the fish and keep it aside. Now fry the fish in a frying pan with 2 tbsp oil till its brown on both sides. Keep it aside.
Ingredients for the Gravy :
7 Med. Onions (thinly sliced)
5 green chilies
2 inch piece of ginger (minced)
1 full pod of garlic (minced)
1 1/2 cup of Curds (yogurt)
1/2 lemon juice 5-6 cloves
1 1/2 inch of Cinnamon sticks
7-8 Green cardamoms
2 black cardamoms
2-3 star anise
2 tsp aniseeds
 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp cumin powder
3 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
2 Veg. Maggi cubes
1/4 cup oil
1 cup of water
1 small bunch of coriander leaves clean't finely and chopped
Add the fried Fish in the gravy and leave it aside for the fish to absorb some gravy flavors.

Method : In a pot take oil, make it hot. Add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and aniseed. Now add the sliced onions and fry till golden brown on medium flame for 15-20 minutes. Add the minced ginger and garlic, fry it for another 2-3 minutes. Add the Curds and fry well till it starts leaving the oil. Add the spices (turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala). Add the lemon juice, maggie cubes. Stir it well and fry for another minute. Add 1 cup of water and let it simmer on slow flame for 5 minutes.

For the Rice:

1 Kg India gate Basmati Rice ( wash it nicely and soak it for 1 hour)
In a pot take ample water, boil it, add the soaked rice with 4 tbsp salt. Add some whole spices like cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Strain the rice when it is a little firm. Keep it aside.

To Assemble the Biryani.
 In a large Square Pyrex put the 1st layer of 1/2 of the cooked rice, sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves. On top the rice layer the fish pcs with gravy. Layer the rest of the cooked rice. Sprinkle some more chopped coriander leaves and 1/2 tsp garam masala. In a bowl take 5 tbsp milk. make it luke warm in the microwave, to the milk add add 9-10 threads of saffron. mix it well. Now sprinkle this mixture over the rice and cover the assembled Biryani with a silver foil. Preheat the Oven to 210 deg. C. Put the assembled Biryani in the oven for 30 minutes. Enjoy the aromatic yummy Biryani with Raita.

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