Marinated fish biryani is an amazing, different choice for a Biryani dish in a world where Biryanis are mostly associated with either chicken or mutton. Made with a fish of your choice and marinating it with wonderful, fresh spices and herbs and cooking it with rice is the perfect way to make a luxurious, opulent non-vegetarian dish for lunch or dinner.
In order to make the marinated fish biryani, you need to make the marination first. Powder ghee, chopped coriander leaves, yoghurt, cloves, green cardamom and caraway seeds together. Add this to a mixture of gram flour, lemon juice, water and salt. Smear the fish with this paste and leave it aside for half an hour, and then wash and pat it dry.
Boil the rice with lemon juice, bouquet garnish, salt and cook till it is done about 90%, and then discard the bouquet garnish. To make the final mixture, sauté and fry bay leaves, onions, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, coriander, clove powder, cardamom, caraway seeds and the whisked yogurt. After it is cooked for 5 minutes, add the fish pieces and cook for another 5 minutes. Finally, sprinkle a little lemon juice and coriander leaves and layer the fish over the rice, cover it and cook for about 6-8 minutes. Your fish biryani is ready. Cooking tip: Allow yourself a good amount of time for this fish biryani, because the process takes time.