Fish Haryali Biryani

A perfect Fish Biryani Recipe, just in time for the season. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) 1 tsp
  • Zeera powder (Cumin powder) 1 tsp
  • Fish pieces Rahu/Surmai/Red snapper 750g
  • Cooking oil 2-3 tbs

Green chutney:

  • Podina (Mint leaves) 1 & ½ Cup
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) 1 & ½ Cup
  • Hari mirch (Green chilli) 9-10
  • Lehsan (Garlic) cloves 6-7
  • Water ¼ Cup or as required
  • Ghee ½ Cup
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 2
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp
  • Laung (Cloves) 3-4
  • Pyaz (Onion) sliced 2 large
  • Tamatar (Tomato) sliced 1 medium
  • Dahi (Yogurt) whisked 1 Cup
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Sabut dhania (Coriander seeds) crushed ½ tbs
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Kali mirch powder (Black pepper powder) ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder ½ tsp
  • Jaifil powder (Nutmeg powder) ¼ tsp
  • Javitri powder (Mace powder) ¼ tsp
  • Aloo bukhara (Dried plums) 4-5
  • Hari mirch (Green chilli) 2-3
  • Chawal (Rice) basmati 500g (soaked & boiled with whole spices & salt until ¾th done)
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried
  • Lemon juice ½ tbs
  • Hari mirch (Green chilli) 2-3
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried 1
  • Podina (Mint leaves)
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander)


In a bowl,add salt,red chilli powder,turmeric powder,cumin powder & mix well.

Add fish pieces and coat properly with spices then cover & marinate for 15 minutes.

In a frying pan,add cooking oil and fry marinated fish pieces on medium flame until light golden (1-2 minutes each side) & set aside.

Green chutney:

In a blender jug,add mint leaves,fresh coriander,green chillies,garlic and water,blend well & set aside.

In a pot,add ghee & let it melt.

Add green cardamoms,cumin seeds,cloves & mix well.

Add onion and fry until light golden.

Add tomato & mix well.

Add yogurt & mix well.

Add salt,coriander seeds,red chilli powder,black pepper powder,garam masala powder,nutmeg powder, mace powder & mix well.

Add half quantity of green chutney (reserve half quantity for layering) & mix well.

Add dried plums,green chillies,mix well & cook for 1-2 minutes.

Add fried fish pieces & coat with gravy then cover & cook on low flame for 4-5 minutes.

Reserved fish pieces with half quantity of gravy for layering.

In remaining gravy,add & spread half quantity of boiled rice,reserved green chutney,fried onion, remaining boiled rice,reserved green chutney,reserved fish pieces with gravy,lemon juice,green chillies, fried onion,mint leave and fresh coriander,cover & steam cook on low flame for 15 minutes.

Serve with yogurt raita & salad!

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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