Kerala Simple Fish Biriyani


Kerala Simple Fish Biriyani

Kerala Simple Fish Biriyani is an awesome preparation very prevalent in Malabar region. Kerala Simple Fish Biriyani is a non vegetarian rice based dish very fondly termed as a mother’s love dish. Fish fillets without bones are used for the preparation. The exotic flavorful Kerala Simple Fish Biriyani is unique and special with fried fish fillets blended with a spicy masala and layered alternatively with cooked aromatic rice. Fish is nutritious rich in vital nutrients required for body. You can explore a well detailed Kerala Simple Fish Biriyani here.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people


  • 1/2 kg King Fish
  • 6 nos Onion finely chopped, medium
  • 4 nos Tomato finely chopped, medium
  • 2 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp Green chilly paste
  • 1 tbsp Garam masala powder
  • 4 tbsp Yoghurt/Curd
  • 1 cup Coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup Mint leaves Pudhina
  • 1/2 cup Ghee
  • 4 tsp Lime juice

For rice:-


  • For preparing Kerala Simple Fish Biriyni, first marinate fish fillets with turmeric powder, red chilly powder, ginger-garlic paste and fennel seeds powder for 1 hr in a refrigerator.
  • Fry the marinated fish fillets in ghee.
  • Remove them to a plate and heat up the same pan.
  • Add onion and fry, till it turns golden brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic-chilly paste and fry for 2 mins.
  • Add tomato, garam masala, salt, coriander leaves and mint leaves and cook for a few mins.
  • Add yoghurt.
  • Put the fried fish fillets in this masala.
  • Boil water in a vessel.
  • Add enough salt, turmeric powder, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and ghee.
  • Cook rice until it is done and drain.
  • :- Make sure the rice doesn`t get sticky.
  • Heat a little ghee in a pan.
  • Put a little of cooked rice and spread 1 tsp of lime juice over it.
  • Put one layer of the fish masala above that and repeat the process till the rice and masala are over.
  • :- Take care not to break the fish fillets.
  • Close the lid tightly and heat on a low flame for about 10 mins.
  • Mix before serving.
  • :- Serve Kerala Simple Fish Biriyani with yoghurt and chutney or pickle.
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Response (12)
  1. R
    Remiya Suresh January 15, 2010

    excellent !!!

  2. P
    Priya June 21, 2007

    The recipe is very good.Easy to prepare.But if it is little more spicy it will be the beat recipe.

  3. a
    anu January 8, 2008

    recipe was fairly straightforward and tasted really good, have tried another prawn biryani recipe before but it wasn`t as tasty as this, thank you

  4. f
    fisherwoman October 30, 2007

    This is a very good recipe.I decreased the spice amount a little but it was still quite spicy.I would recommend thid recipe to anyone who wants to make a good fish biriyani.

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