Monday, May 17, 2010


I am crazy of fish and anything with fish is my favourite. It might be in form of fried one or gravy or with rice type. One among them is the fish biriyani the layered method that I love the most. [ie alternate layers of rice and fish masala.] I would like to prefer such pot meal specially on weekends where I could have it in relaxing mood with my plate full :) I would just say its a classic recipe that I would bet you all will just fall in love with this taste. The fish I have used here is Salmon. Here I marinated fish with simple ingredients then fried because I wanted to give them a golden crust before I add them with the spiced gravy. To make them more attractive I garnished with fried cashews and fried onions. It was heavently guys. Do share this recipe and let me know the result.


10 Pieces of Salmon or Tilapia fillets.

2 tbps Chilli powder.

1 tsp Turmeric powder.

Pinch of Hing.

1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste.

Salt to taste.

Oil for shallow fry.


In a bowl, mix all the above items except oil and apply to the fish . Let it sit for 10 to 15 min.
Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry them till it gets a nice crust.
Keep it aside.


1 Cup Basmati rice.

1 tbsp Ghee.

Whole Garam masala as per needed.

Salt to taste.

1 3/4 Water.


Soak rice in water for about 15 min. In a pressure cooker, add ghee. Fry the soaked basmati rice.
Add water,whole garam masala , salt and water and cook till the rice is done. Keep it aside.


1 Onions.

1 Tomato.

1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste.

1 tsp Chilli powder.

1/2 tspTurmeric powder.

2 Green chilli.

1 Bay leaf.

1 tsp Garam Masala.

2 tsp Fish masala.

Handful of Coriander leaves.

1/4 Cup Grinded Cashew nut.

1 tsp Lime juice.

1 tbsp Oil.

Salt and Pepper to taste.


Heat oil in a pan. Add Bay leave and stir for a sec. Then add the onion and ginger garlic paste and saute till its raw smells disappers. The add the chilli pd, turmeric pd, garam masala, fish masala one by one. Mix in the diced tomato and saute till it becomes mushy. Add grinded cashnewnut paste and coriander leaves and saute. Finally mix in the fried fish pieces adding very little water along with salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and allow to cook for another 2 min. Remove from flame and keep it aside.

Now the fun part comes :)

In a serving dish, arrange alternate layers of fish masala and rice. Make sure you end up with layer of rice finally. Garnish with fryed onions and cashews with a drizzle of lime juice on top.

Serve hot with ur fav raita.



Shama Nagarajan said...

am too a crazy fan of fish....tempting biriyani

Anonymous said...

I want this now!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

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Priya said...

Omg, wat a droolworthy biriyani, i want to finish that plate of tempting biriyani, looks utterly delicious..

Sushma Mallya said...

Delicious,love biryani but yet to try with fish

Aps said...

Sushma m sure my DH will completely love he is a fish freak

Asha said...

Very flavorful, looks yummy.

PranisKitchen said...

wow really innovative..layered fish biriyani simply superb.

Priti said...

U r truly rocking now a days Suma....wonderful recipe...delicious

Suma Rajesh said...

Thanks u for ur comments..

Gita Jaishankar said...

I have not yet tried fish briyani...thanks for sharing the recipe dear...looks so tempting and yum :)

roopa said...

wow suma thonnanthu udda etha :) layered fish biriyani looks so mouth watering...frying to get brown crust is something I do for chicken, have to try for fish now :) yummy suma, please send me some :)

Cham said...

Ooooh! I never tasted fish biryani I am crazy over fish too... I would love to taste this dish one day!

Rach said...

Nice clicks :) I have a fish biryani recipe in my blog as well( that's layered as well) You might like to have a look at it.

Aparna said...

yummy biryni..dear

Jay said...

Hy Suma,
Lovely fish biryani...
First time here...wonderful collection of recipes you have..Am your new follower now...:)
Do drop in at my blog sometime.

Suma Rajesh said...

Thanks all,

Rach, Jay, Marshmallow, Suagr plum fairy,
Welcome to my blog and thanks for dropping ur valuable comments.