Cookbook:Fish Biryani

Fish Biryani
Category Fish recipes
Servings 6-8
Time 120 minutes
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Fish Biryani is an Cape Malay, South African dish.

Ingredients Fish BiryaniEdit

Ingredients MarinadeEdit


  • 1. Pound or blend asterisk marked ingredients together, then mix into rest of ingredients. Smear fish slices with marinade and refrigerate for an hour.
  • 2. boil masoor and rice separately
  • 3. Fry onions in 1/2 oil and when golden in color strain out extra oil. Add 1/2 oil in to the ghee and fry the patties. Keep aside oils in which onions etc. were fried
  • 4. Fry fish in separate oil
  • 5. In a deep bowl add yoghurt, grated tomato, spices and fried onions ( reserve 1 teaspoon of onion for top of rice). Dip fried fish in the marinade for a few minutes. I a large flat bottomed pot, pour the oils that were left aside in which excess oil was poured, add the remaining ghee and oil, the sprinkle some masoor over it.
  • 6. Arrange fish slices and all marinade over masoor and oil/ghee. Cover with rest of masoor.
  • 7. Arrange patties over masoor and finally cover the rice. Sprinkle top of rice with the reserved fried onion and hot with ghee.
  • 8. Sprinkle 1/4 cup water over rice, close lid tightly and put on heat. when pot starts sizzling lower heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes.

Notes & TricksEdit

On no account must the oil used for frying the fish be used in biryani.