Fish Biriyani (Meen Biryani)

Delicious combination of rice and fish masala (Meen Biriyani)

Fish Biriyani (Meen Biryani)

Delicious combination of rice and fish masala (Meen Biriyani)

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Rice

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By riyaz neeba

Published On: 22 Dec 2003

Rating: 4
188 Votes, 168 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

For preparing rice:
1)Heat ghee in a pan.

Step 2

Add cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and black peppercorns. Stir them.

Step 3

Add onions and fry for 5 min.

Step 4

Add rice and stir for 5 min.

Step 5

Pour boiled water along with salt and cook till it done.

Step 6

For making fish masala:
1)Marinate fish pieces with chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt
for 1 hour.

Step 7

Fry the marinated fish pieces in oil.

Step 8

Heat the same oil used to fry the fish in a pan.

Step 9

Add sliced onions and fry on a low flame, till it becomes slightly brown.

Step 10

On medium flame, add ginger-garlic-green chilly paste and tomato.

Step 11

Stir it for 6 min.

Step 12

Add garam masala powder,curd, coconut milk, coriander leaves and salt and stir it for 5 min.

Step 13

Add fried fish pieces and reduce the flame.

Step 14

Cook till it starts to boil.

Step 15

For making fish biriyani:
1)Take a deep bottom vessel and layer rice and fish masala.

Step 16

Pour 2 tbsp of ghee and tightly cover with a lid.

Step 17

Keep it on a very low flame for 10 min.

Step 18

Garnish with roasted nuts and raisins.

Step 19

:- We can use fish with not much bones like tuna, salmon, akoli.........etc, but it will be tastier when we use king fish.
:- Pour 2tsp of pineapple essence or some small pieces of pineapple before putting the lid on.it will give a very nice smell
:-YES! you can use prawns or chicken instead of fish
:-you can use canned coconut milk or coconut powder

Step 20

THANKU VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS.......

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Chithra Hariprasad

Excellent. I have tried this recipe on fish with bone and jeeraka shala rice. Very tasty, good smell. Recipe is the back bone here. Thank you so much "PACHAKAM".

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Remmia

Yaar......... Superb recipe! I am vegetarian, but love to cook non-veg for my hubby

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Lisa Eapen

Excellent recipe. Whole family liked it. I made a small change while boiling rice. I added 2 tsp of biriyani masala to the rice. I used long grain rice. Thank you so much. Now I am going to try all recipes of Riyaz Neeba.

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Preet

Excellent recipe, very tasty and easy to make.....Thanks for posting it....do post more of such recipes...

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seeda

Thank you Riyaz neeba. I luv this recipe. It came out really good and I am so happy.

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jisha

Simply superb....excellent for freshers like us in the field of cooking.

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remya

Awesome....its really really tasty. Thanks.

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LR

Sounds an easy recipe...

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Adit

Tried this second time in 2 weeks.. was flawless. Instructions are clear and accurate. Now I have this down to be ready in 2 hours and my guests are over eating. Awesome contribution!

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Unknown

Very Good.....

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Anita

I have tried out this recipe. The dish came out very tasty. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe...

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Jeethna

This is an easy and wonderful recipe.....

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smita

hi, i tried it with a red grouper fish and it came out great, thanks to ur excellent recipe.

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jaya

Neeba ur receipe sounds really great!love 2 try it,but can i use Mahi Mahi fish instead od king fish?will it turn out yummy???

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vinitha

i tried this fish biriyani with tilapia fish and it came out very well..i used coconut milk when cooking rice itself..when using canned milk thaz better...thanks for this wonderful recipe..

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Deepa

Wonderful recipe ... My husband loved it.. I make it over and over again for guests.. I recommend it to all my friends..ThankU so mucchhhhh

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Farah Kashif

i got married few months back and learning cooking these days,and when i made this biryani i was appreciated by everyone,specially the strictly nonvegetarians,people even said that this biryani reminds them their mom!!it gives a great pleasure for a person like me who has nill cooking knowledge getting compliments like this!!thank you.

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soumya

Excellent. We have never tasted Fish biriyani before. My husband (who is chicken biriyani lover) was not so intersted when i told him I am going 2 make this. But it turned out excellent. My hubby gave full marks to this recipe. I suggest everyone should try this.

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susan

i tried & i liked it .i am going to make the same for my gusts next wk.keep up the good job

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Nisha

I added in 2 tbsp fish masala & decreased garam masala to half tsp & also added 1 tbsp chilli powder... Receipe turned out great! THanks!

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Sheena

The recipe is easy to make but takes a lot of ingredients.....and it tastes very goog......keep it up!(th person who submitted)

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Mary

Good!!

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rachna

thankz ...very much.i used to cook fish biryani but tht proper taste wont cum then i tried ur recipe n it was really authentic.post sum more recipe from ur kitchen.

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Ahmed

Nice and simple to make, I like this type of simple way of biriyani cooking....

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sandhyarajeev

excellent recipe.after seeing this recipe i made fish biriyani,its very tasty one.now iam confident 2 make fish biriyani.thank u very much

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pinky

superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!evryone shud try this....i thought fish biriyani wont be good,but its an excellent dish...my hsband lovedddd it........

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divya

hi,it was really yummy ..thank u for suggesting such a wonderful receipe .

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Ann

Thanks for posting such a wonderful recipe..............

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Susmitha

Thanks a lot for a very simple but tasty recipe. This was the first time i tried my hand at making Biryani and it turned out great. Do u know the recipe for Velliapam, that is had with stew and Chicken curry?Could you please help me on that one.

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Nita

Thnx a lot!Tried it yesterday..Excellent recipe

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shruti

It is such an awesome recipe! I have to say it was delicious and I have never tried anything like it! I had so many servings of this fish biriyani!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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lakshmi

hi i tried this.it turned out to be really reat.i used tilapia fillets.thanks.

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Maya

Came out well. Thanks

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shynu

hi i am new to this site .i am going to try this recipe right now after seeing the ratings.hope comes out good.my favourite non-veg is fish so i was in search of the biriyani.thanks for sharing this recipe.

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Manju

It was superb. Thank you very much for such an excellant and simple recipe

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Shimi Thomas

Usually I do not like biriyani very much... But last weekend I had to cook it for my friends.. And I jst loved this biriyani.... n my frns too... Thanks a lot for sharing such a wonderful recepie

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Reji

Hi....It came very good and tasty also....

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Yogesh Jamdar

This is an excellent recipe.. It worked out well and very very easy to make... it just took 10 mins to finish it off the plate :))

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Lavanya

My mother cooked this dish today.It is fantastic.She followed the recipe,exactly.My family members liked it too.Thank you for the lovely recipe.

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joy

Good recipe.All my family members liked it.Thank you.

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jeleena

Excellent recipe n i added fish masala n a 1 tbs of coriander powder n little more of garam masala. its tastes better.

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vidya

This is the Biryani which my husband loves the most. I tried them long before but never ever thanked u.I got all praises, so i guess i need to share them with u too. Thank u very much.

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Tabeer Kulay

I tried it yesterday.It termed aout to be very tasty. My hubby loved it too.Thanks for the receipe.

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Cynthia

Your recipe is really fantastic. Thanks a lot for sharing this mouth watering recipe. Please keep sending such recipes....

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jaya

very good taste

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Sree

It was so tasty and was not able to stop eating ..:)

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roopa

people like sherin doesnt know the "abcd" of language usage nor cooking.......but dont miss any oppurtunity when it comes to blame others. If you are dislike the recipe, u can comment in a better way

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SMITH

IT IS A SUPER PREPARATION..... THANX

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Divya

Thanks for this recipe. Everyone at home loved it. Simple steps with a delicious outcome.

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Margu

Hi, This is a superb recipe.....Easy to understand and make...turned out very well. Sherin, has a MAJOR problem in understanding how to follow procedures....

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Priya

Pls. keep sending such good recipes

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Shoba

This is indeed a wonderful recipe. Have tried it many times over. And each time have been appreciated. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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Priya Arun

I tried it yesterday and it came out really well!! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!!

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dd

tried this dish tonite.came out awesome..thanks a ton..

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laila

sherin, i was too distracted by your embarrassing spelling and grammar mistakes to pay attention to your rating. next time, please get someone to help you with your postings. p.s. get someone to help you to teach you to cook, too. good luck.

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Roopa

Tried this recipe today.fantastic! really tasty!

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Juny

Great recipe!!! Tell about Chicken Biriyani too...

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grace

very nice!everybody liked the dish i prepared.thanx

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Beena latheesh

Hi, thank you for your excellent receipe. I prepared it for my guests and i really recommed this to all who want to try FISH BIRIYANI!!!!

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reenu

it was absolutely fabulous

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Thomas

very tasty, thanku

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rama

well it sounds excellent never ate a fish biryani will try in definitely thnks

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Anju

Fish Biryani was superb!

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Juby

Thanks for this. Good one. I tried this with Shrimp, came out very well....Thanks again.

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Priya

This is one of the best biryani that i could have ever made. My husband who is not a great fan of fish biryani was really impressed... It came out really well and i added a pinch of pepper powder and lime juice for the fish marinade

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Stella George

I tried this last weekend. Everyone loved it. I will make it again for sure.

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lekshmi

hi.... i had never made fish biriyani before....i tried this recipe with salmon and it was just yummmmmmmyyyyyyyyy....... now i have a query....can we use prawns instead of fish?

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Srilekha krishnakumar

I tried the recipe. It came out very well. Everybody at home liked it. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

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Gladys

This is a wonderful recipe. Even my son, who is a very picky eater, enjoyed this dish. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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Meriena Rajesh

Excellent mouth watering recipe!My hubby loved it!Congrats Riyaz!

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Sheela Sajit

First time i tried to make fish biryani using your recipe and i got many compliments. Its a yummy and easy recipe!

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Slumbercat

Biryani is great always, this is nice simple recipe and faster too becuase the rice is not cooked in the moisture. To make it better add yogurt (and of course adjust seasoning to your own taste) and bake( well sealed and around 160C) in oven, with half cooked rice (or even totalyl uncooked). This way you absorb mroe flavour in to the rice, but will take a lot longer to cook:)

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veena

I was not so sure how it would turn out but I was pleasantly surprised.

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binu

tried this recipe and came out verywell. i dont know why sherin had made such a comment. u can use ur own quantity of spices and can also vary the amount of use of ghee according to ur taste, if u r well versed in cooking. the taste was really superb.

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sheeba Anand

Very Good Recipe&Very Tasty,Thanks for ur Recipe

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seema nair

I have been on the look out for this recipe for long. Am happy and am going to try it out this weekend. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

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lakshmi

it came out well.thanks for ur recipe.

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ammu

really superb,well done.

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lisa

Very good recipe if you are looking for a change from the usual chicken/mutton biriyanis. I prefer to reduce the oil and extra ghee in the recipe otherwise it will turn out far too greasy. Also, leave out the raisins as the taste clashes with the fish.

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priya

Everbody in my house liked

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rahul

its an excellent recipe....i dont have any words say...SUPERB

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Seryl

wonderful

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sherin

please do not try this recipe.dot waist your time and money.i tryed it and it was horrible.

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priya

When I read this receipie I wasn` confident cos I am a beginner in cooking.But after seeing all other friends comments I tried today and it was a excellent recipe.My husband loved it so much.Thanks a lot.Thank you sooooooooooooooooooo much

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nimo

thank u soooooo much.am far far away from my hometown..... tried ur version of fish biriyani with bass fish,wonderful,enjoyed the dish.

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hem

awesome tasty & healthy recipe.

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Urmi

I was a bit skeptical abt trying out this recipe since i wasnt sure how salmon would turn out in the biriyani..But it turned out yummy..much better than what i expected...Thanks!!

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Nisha

It`s an excellent recipe.. I tried it and came out very well... My hus also liked it very well... Thanks a lot!!

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Sai Ashok

I Rate as excellent, even though I have not tried this Recipe. But looks good, I will try this week-end and will surely let you know my feedback. Above all, we all need to appreciate the time and effort others spend on posting their recipes. This is my note of appreciation. Small suggestion, I feel for 3 cups of rice 6 cups water is more...If you want the rice to be separated, then for 3 cups of rice, 4 1/2 cup water is enough. Anyway, Let me try and update it. Thanks Sai Ashok

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Sindu

I tried it and first time itself it turned out superb and me and my husband like it a lot . Thnaks a lot. It`s very simple , but the outcome is very tasty.

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seena

My first biriyani attempt was good with this recipe..My husband and me enjoyed its taste.It is very simple recipe but biriyani taste was not that simple thanks for the grt recipe

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KIKI

TRY IT WITH BAKING THE FISH,WITH OUT FRYING .JUST 1 SPOON OF OIL IS NEEDED.GOOD FOR HEALTH AND TOUNGE.

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NajmaMajeed

Umm.....its good.I tried it and came out very nice!!My husby like it very much. Thanks a lot.

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S Peter

This is the best Fish Biryani recipe I have come accross!!!

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Sunitha Sujith

Too........... good. This was my first attempt and it came out well.Thank you for the wonderfull recipe

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anu

too good.i used catfish,made curry,and mixed the fried fish, so that fish will "stay in shape".its a very good recipe

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Safiya

Awesome...Delicious Biriyani....Thanks for the simple and good recipe.

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jessia

excellent recipe .i tried this recipe and came out well we invited our guests .they all liked it very much.thanx for this recipe .i think curd is an important ingredient in this recipe .it makes a great change in the masala.every one should try this.

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Sveta

Me and my friend both tried this and it became our regular dish along our Russian dishes:)

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shery

hi, i just tried this recipe .it came out well.thanks...:-)

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swathi

really good.... thanks alot for this recipe... and rima if u don know cooking please don blame others... first tell someone to teach u cooking and then write opinion..

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Shali Saju

This is a great recipe.It turned out very well,everybody enjoyed it.One thing i found is that the recipe doesn`t say when to add the garam masala.But since it was written in the gravy part of ingredients i just put it just before the gravy was complete.Anyway thank you for the recipe,we all loved it.

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Suganya

I tried this receipe, excellent dish

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meno

The recipe is very good. My hus liked a lot and its so easy and if cooked in low heat the fish masala in biryani will taste yummyyyyyyyyyyyyy.... thanks for the recipe and keep posting

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simon

it was very tasty,superb,fantastic,delicious....................thanku very much for this lovely recipe

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sheela

EXCELLENT

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Ajay philip

GREATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT RECIPE

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Sam

Nothing great... the way others have said...wow & stuff..NAh ! Just about ok....not like how i expected...sorry

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susan martin

Very good recipe.I wiil try today.

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babitarafi

The recipe was really good. I made it & came out welll..............looking for more nonveg. special dishes from u............

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Ros

It`s a very good recipe. Thank u very much

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anu

This is a wonderful receipe. note to rima: looks like u have no idea about taste and cooking....ur weekend would have got spoiled coz of ur on problem...y blame this receipe....y dont u post some receipes if u can!!!

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ruhi

it is an execellent recipe.

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Rabitha Renni

Very delicious. Expecting more items from u!!

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Ali

Sure I will try it on coming Friday.

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sveta

Great!!!

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mannu

This biriyani is simply delicious ...tastes just like what we get back home ..thanks for this simple and superb recipe

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Zonya

Hey Riyaz- fundoo recipe:) enjoyed cooking it!! been thriving on fish these days as its a no-no to chicken!! and this was a good treat for our stomachs;) We both loved the biriyani..have promised my in-laws I will cook this for them when we go home:)Thank you so much!!!

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preethy thomas

came out well.good recipe

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Seema

Note: while frying fish try to not fry crispy. Rather it should be just fried. Also, add a cup of chopped coriander and mint leaves to the gravy just before u add the fried fish. In my preparatio i add a paste of green chilli and coriander/mint paste to the gravy. That comes out well also. Try this if someone is looking for a variation.

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nini

very nice recipe,i will recomend everyone to try this mouthwatering recipe

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honey

I have been looking for a recipe for fish biriyani and found this one. Excellent came out really well. I tried some variations. I made the fish and the gravy and to which added cooked and drained pasta. It came out good as well. Pachakam has turned out to be one of my favorite site for recipes.

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roshan

very tasty,thanku so much for the recipe

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nazrosh

superb

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Prati

nice one...delicious and easy.thanks for this

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Anon

It came out very well!! Excellent recipe. I am also going to try this with chicken and other meat. Thanks a lot!

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heera

super recipe......

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Smitha Rajesh

this is really great. thanks for this excellent recipe

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john

superb.....................

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siniceles

Its an awesome recipe.My husband just loves it.Great job!!!

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Palatty

Excellent recipe.

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Palatty

Excellent recipe.

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Palatty

Excellent recipe.

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Palatty

Excellent recipe.

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Palatty

Excellent recipe.

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priya

excellent recipe .. a good substitute for non meat eaters..

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Priya

Came out well. Delicious

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Marina

Gr8.............................................

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Bini

Delecious…. came out very well. thanks

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shibin

too good..................wah!

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Binitha

thanks for the receipe. It`s good

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biju

nice really enjoyed

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Haema

My family enjoyed it...

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Srini

Very nice recipe, Came out really good.

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Jasmine

Very good recipe and the biryani came out very well.I have recommended this to many of my friends.....keep those recipes coming.

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Neetha

This was a high funda recipe-It was too good.

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Sneha Zachariah

It was delicious and easy.My husband and friends loved it.Thankyou Neeba for the recepe and thankyou Libby for informing me about it.

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Libby Peter (Joy)

Hey it`s a one-of-a-kind recipe. Don`t miss it out if ya come across. And of course "Happy Eating".

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anu xavier

Hai Neba,i tried it out..it was too good.melvin liked it a lot...thankyou.

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Alputham

My husband and I could not stop eating this biriyani.... After every plate we kept saying..mmm... I want more!

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liju

G8 yummy meal...although so much of oil is unnecessary.

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linda

thanku so much for this good receipe

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priya

it was ssoooooooooooo yummy! thanku sooooo much

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Shilpa A Menon

I tried this recipe by Riyaz Neeba and surprisingly it turned out excellent as it was the 1st time i tried my hand at fish biriyani.Do keep posting good recipes like this. thank you ...shilpa

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Kavitha Umesh

It`s really very tasty. Please keep on providing such recipes. I even tried without frying the fish, still it came yummy!!!!!!

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sherin

A must try recipe.Can we use any other fish other than these two.

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Brindha

Nice Recipe. I tried it with praws with slight variations. It came out well. We loved it...Thanks

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sheela

EXCELLENT

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NIBU.N.V

very delicious,excellent......................

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kiran

its very tasty,realy good

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liza roy

Excellent recipe . Just one thing , one cup of oil is a bit too much for the fish fry and masala preparation.

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neha

I tried this recipe.My family loves this biriyani.Thank you .

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Muhammed Saleem OP

Very Tasty... Thank u very much

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Bavakunji

If you use the best basmati long rice and fresh king fish or Hamoor fish, this is the best reduced fat biriyani you can make.

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Nazeem

Add 2 spoonfuls of after frying the fish it gives a sour but excellent taste to the dish.

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Bina usman

Probably the healthiest biriyani you can make.

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Saji

The ultimate dish for the Biriyani lover

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Nabisa

Isn`t seer fish the same as King fish ? NEYMEEN Thanks for the recipe. My husband liked it very much and he wants me to make this every weekend for him.

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