Saturday, 5 November 2011

Salmon Biriyani

A different kind of biriyani,... healthier as it has Salmon in it.

What you need for Salmon Biriyani:
  • Salmon - 250 gms - cut in small cubes
  • Rice - 2 cup
  • Onion - 2 chopped
  • Tomato - 2 
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tbsp
  • Whole garam masala - 1 piece each
  • Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Biriyani masala powder - 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts - 10 no
  • Raisins - 10 no
  • Salt to taste
The Preparation method:
  • Marinate the salmon with salt,turmeric powder,chilli powder and lemon juice.Keep it aside for half an hour.
  • Fry raisins cashews and onions and keep it aside.
  • Cook the rice with whole garam masala ,salt and 1 spoon of ghee.Set aside
  • Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the marinated salmon piece till it is well cooked ( should not take more than 3-5 mins).
  • In the same oil add whole garam masala pieces - cardamom,cloves,star anise, cinnamon,bay leaves .
  • Saute for a few seconds and add sliced onion. When the onion turns brown add the crushed ginger-garlic and green chilli. Sauté for a few more minutes.
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes ,mint leaves and coriander leaves. cook until the tomatoes are all mashed up. Lower the flame and add the biriyani masala powder  
  • Saute for a minute and add the fried fish pieces to this masala and coat them well. Keep aside.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed or non-stick vessel again, pour little ghee
  • Put about 2 plates of cooked rice. Spread little lemon juice and ghee over it. Then spread some salmon masala over it evenly. Again put rice over it and repeat the process until the rice and masala are over. Cover the vessel tightly with the lid.Keep on a low flame for about 10 minutes and remove. Don't mix too well else the rice will break.
  • Garnish with rains,cashew ,fried onions and coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with raita. 

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