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FISH BIRYANI Non-Vegetarian-Dish

A tasty seafood dish from Malabar ,Kerala. The fish biriyani doesn't have lot of masala unlike the other Biriyanis but it simply tastes excellent. They also include curry leaves which impart a fine taste to the Biriyani.



Ingredients

Fish masala
: 15 ml
Biryani masala
: 15 ml
Turmeric
: 15 ml
Oil
: 75 ml
Yellow tail or other firm fish
: 750 gram
Onion chopped
: 2
Garlic crushed
: 7 ml
Tomatoes chopped
: 3 ripe
Chutney
: 30 ml
Lemon juice
: To taste
Butter
Rice
: 200 gram
Turmeric
: 5 ml
Lentils
: 200 gram
Water
: 1 litre
Salt
: 10 ml

Fish Biryani

Method

  • Mix the spices with 50 ml oil and use to coat the fish (cut into 6 pieces). Leave to marinate for 1 hour. Heat the remaining oil in a casserole dish for 2 minutes on high.
  • Microwave fish on each side for 2 minutes on high. Remove fish from the casserole dish.
  • Microwave onion in remaining oil for 3 minutes on high. Add ginger and garlic and microwave for 2 minutes on high.
  • Add tomatoes and chutney and microwave for 4 minutes on high. Replace fish and mix carefully. Check seasoning and add lemon juice.
  • In a separate dish combine the rice, lentils, water, salt and turmeric. Microwave covered on high for 15-20 minutes. Stir twice during cooking time.
  • Keep covered and set aside for 10 minutes. Spread half the rice and lentil mixture in a microwavable dish and place the fish on top.
  • Layer the remaining rice mix on top. Dot with butter and microwave for 15 minutes on medium high. Portion and place in freezer bags.
  • Freeze until needed and reheat in a microwave oven.