How to make Quick Fish Biryani -

Biryani cooked alongwith fillet of fish

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Fish (मछली), Cooked Rice (पके हुए चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Quick Fish Biryani

Quick Fish Biryani Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Quick Fish Biryani Recipe

  • Fish 1 1/2 inch pieces 400 grams

  • Cooked Rice 2 cups

  • Yogurt 3/4 cup

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/4

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies slit 2-3

  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

  • Onions sliced 2 medium

  • Fried onions 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh mint leaves torn 15-20

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Fillet fish.cook rice. Place the fish in a non stick pan, add half cup yogurt, carom seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, half teaspoon garam masala powder, green chillies, garlic paste, ginger paste, sliced onions (crushed lightly with hands), fried onions, salt, half the fresh mint leaves, fresh coriander leaves and lemon juice and mix well.

Step 2

Spread the rice over the fish.

Step 3

Spread the remaining yogurt and sprinkle some salt.

Step 4

Sprinkle the remaining garam masala powder, remaining fresh mint leaves and drizzle oil.

Step 5

Cover and cook on high heat for five minutes.

Step 6

Reduce heat and cook for ten minutes.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.