Fish Biriyani

Fish Biriyani

  • Fish- 2-3 Medium sized whole fish(Tilapia, Porgy or any boned white fish)
  • Chili Powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger - One piece - thinly sliced
  • Green Chili -2 -thinly sliced
  • Garlic - 2 large pods(10 small pods) - thinly sliced
  • Onion - 1/2 medium size - sliced
  • Tomato - 1 small - sliced
  • Onion - 1 medium sliced
  • water - 1/4 cup(for cooking fish)
  • salt - according to taste
  • Basmati Rice or Biryani rice - 2 cups
  • Onion -1 medium - sliced thinly for frying
  • Raisins and Cashews(Optional)
  • Water - 4 cups
  • Ghee(Clarified Butter) - 2 tsp
  • Vegetable oil - 1 tsp
Preparation method:

Clean the Fish and apply the chili powder, turmeric powder and salt. Coarse grind Green chili, Garlic and
Ginger and add to Fish pieces. Keep it aside for 15 minutes. Heat 2 tsp oil in a thick bottomed pan. Add onion and tomato and cook until the onion start turns pale. Add enough salt and chili and turmeric powder add the fish start cooking. Keep it covered with onion and tomato to keep the fish moist.

Rest of the method is same as Chicken Biriyani. Make sure not to overcook the fish.


  1. Wow! Fish biriyani! Fish looks cripsy and mouthwatering biriyani! Wonderful decoration!

  2. enda ithu chettan's special anallooooo biriyani

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  4. aah... vrinda ithu kalakki...

    This is my favorite in the biriyanis... I love the taste... provided the fish is better...

    In cochin there is no lack of fish...

    I hope I should try it... :)

  5. Lovely pic vrinda....superb presentation as well...havent tried biryani with fish yet...thanks for the recipe.....

  6. I've never eaten fish biryani before. It looks so tasty!

  7. Omg, wat a delicious briyani..looks fabulous Vrinda.

  8. The pix is so wonderful... I make this too - lovely presentation...

  9. Wow!!ingane kothipikamoo...kidilam!!!asalayitundu da...

  10. Oh Wow!!!
    Gorgeously yummy!!
    Xcllnt click!!
    I need to make this...

  11. Gorgeous and yummy dish Vrinda...looks so tasty :)

  12. This looks absolutely delicious!! Lovely picture!!

  13. You have created again another flavourful fish dish. I would love to have some mango chutney with this dish.

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  16. Oooh this sounds like a GREAT combo of seasonings to go with fish!

  17. Looks great, should taste heavenly! Never made biryani with fish, will try it:)

  18. oh wow I am loving this biryani could I use this for the blog as well, just added the salmon one and linked to you LOL Rebecca

  19. Your fish biriyani sounds full of flavors and delicious! thanks for sharing:)

  20. Wow ! I love fish briyani and we have it with raita and a nice thick thengai minced with some spices like thengai chutney. Yummy!

  21. Though I am vegetarian the pic is tempting me...

  22. It's lunch time here..feel like exchanging your biryani with my plain rice...yummy one dear...
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