Fish Biriyani | Meen Biryani

by riyazneeba
Fish Biriyani | Meen Biryani
Fish Biriyani is a delectable fish delicacy, very popular in Kerala. Fish is available in plenty in Kerala and hence you will find the exotic fish biriyani in top rated star hotels and restaurants. Fishes like seer fish are more suited for the dish. Fried fish pieces are blended with cooked rice and layered alternatively while preparing Meen Biryani. The aromatic spicy flavored fish delicacy is mouthwatering and irresistible. Meen Biriyani is one of the easiest of fish dishes that can be easily prepared at home. You can explore a well detailed recipe here, illustrated in meaningful illustrations.
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Fish Biriyani | Meen Biryani
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For Rice:
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom(Elakka) - 4 nos
  • Cinnamon(Karugapatta) - 4 sticks
  • Cloves(Grambu) - 4 nos
  • Black peppercorns - 4 nos
  • Onion(sliced) - 1/2 cup
  • Basmati rice - 3 cups
  • Boiled water - 6 cups
  • Salt - 2 tsp
For garnishing:
  • Cashew nuts(roasted) -
  • Raisins(Onakka munthiri)(roasted) -
For fish masala:
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For Rice:
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom(Elakka) - 4 nos
  • Cinnamon(Karugapatta) - 4 sticks
  • Cloves(Grambu) - 4 nos
  • Black peppercorns - 4 nos
  • Onion(sliced) - 1/2 cup
  • Basmati rice - 3 cups
  • Boiled water - 6 cups
  • Salt - 2 tsp
For garnishing:
  • Cashew nuts(roasted) -
  • Raisins(Onakka munthiri)(roasted) -
For fish masala:
Votes: 156
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. For preparing rice: Heat ghee in a pan.
  2. Add cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and black peppercorns. Stir them.
  3. Add onions and fry for 5 min.
  4. Add rice and stir for 5 min.
  5. Pour boiled water along with salt and cook till it done.
  6. For making fish masala: Marinate fish pieces with chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt for 1 hour.
  7. Fry the marinated fish pieces in oil.
  8. Heat the same oil used to fry the fish in a pan.
  9. Add sliced onions and fry on a low flame, till it becomes slightly brown.
  10. On medium flame, add ginger-garlic-green chilly paste and tomato.
  11. Stir it for 6 min.
  12. Add garam masala powder,curd, coconut milk, coriander leaves and salt and stir it for 5 min.
  13. Add fried fish pieces and reduce the flame.
  14. Cook till it starts to boil.
  15. For making fish biriyani: Take a deep bottom vessel and layer rice and fish masala.
  16. Pour 2 tbsp of ghee and tightly cover with a lid.
  17. Keep it on a very low flame for 10 min.
  18. Garnish with roasted nuts and raisins.
  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
  20. THANKU VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS.......
Recipe Notes

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156 comments

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curryadmin July 24, 2006 - 12:00 am

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

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curryadmin June 22, 2004 - 12:00 am

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

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curryadmin June 11, 2008 - 12:00 am

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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curryadmin June 17, 2008 - 12:00 am

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

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curryadmin November 17, 2006 - 12:00 am

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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curryadmin September 17, 2010 - 7:09 am

Sounds an easy recipe…

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