Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Salmon Fish Biryani

Easy peasy. No marination required, done with the usual masalas lying in your pantry. Great the next day too. One pot meal!

Ingredients n Proceed:

1) Salmon - 350 g

Wash the pieces, chop into big pieces, Marinate with 1/2 tsp turmeric n Lime juice 1 tbsp. keep aside until needed.

2) Cook rice in electric cooker:

(cooked rice)
Basmati rice - 4 rice cups
Water - 5 rice cups or until to the level of no. 4 line immersed.
Whole spices - {1 tsp Shah jeera, 4 Whole Cloves, 4 Cardamom, 1 inch Cinnamon, 5 Bay leafs}
Oil - 1/2 tbsp
Green chillies - 5 no. (leave it whole)

Cook Rice along with ingredients above. Mean while make curry.....

3) For making Gravy:

(cooked dish)

Heat a flat deep pan, add 4 tbsp oil, once hot add 2 large onions (sliced), n 1/2 tsp salt n fry until golden brown. remove half the fried onion with a slotted spoon, n keep aside. to the pan add 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste stir well on low heat fry, 1 tbsp dried mint leaves, add  1 n 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder,  garam masala powder (4 cloves, 4 elaichi, 1 inch cinnamon, 2 mace - powder in pestle), salt to taste. fry for few secs. add 3/4 cup yoghurt, mix well n add fish pieces one by one. rotate the dish n cover n simm for 5 mins. turn again, cover n simm again for 5 mins. check for salt.

Mean while grease a flat deep nonstick pan with butter.

(greased pan)
Now rice will be cooked, remove bay leafs on top n stir with fork to fluff it up. n curry is ready.

4) Layering rice:

(fried onions)
Add half cooked rice in the greased pan, top it with half the fried onions, entire gravy all over to cover, 1 tbsp lime juice, if you r using fresh mint, add now chopped mint or else leave it if u have used dried mint, cover with remaining half the cooked rice, remaining fried onions, 1 tbsp lime juice, yellow color (mix in 1/2 katori milk) drizzle over, put  1 tbsp butter on top. Cover with foil, place the lid tightly n do dum on simm for 20 mins.

(ready to do dum)
(done dum)

add 1 cap full pandan water on top while doing dum.

© 2015 by Rajani Rayudu