Fish Hyderabadi Dum Biryani

Bass Fish(skinned and boneless) - 14 Pieces
Bell pepper - 1, chopped into big pieces
tomato - 1, chopped into big pieces
Onion -1, chopped into thick ringlets
Basmati rice - 6 cups
Onions - 1 (big size)
Cardamom - 6
Cinnamon - 2 sticks
Cloves - 6
shahjeera - 1 teaspoonful
Thick curd - 2 tbsps
Chilli powder - add per your spice levels
Turmeric powder - two pinches
Ginger garlic paste - 2 table spoons
A bunch coriander &mint leaves
green chillies - 5
Ghee - 2 tablespoons
oil - 1 cup

Garam Masala Ingredients: (Grind them to powder)
Cardamoms - 6
Cinnamon - 2
Cloves - 6
Shahjeera - 1 spoon

Green Masala: (Grind them to paste)
Green chillies - 10-15
Coriander - 1/2 bunch
Mint - 1/2 bunch


1. Fry fish pieces in oil till they are lightly cooked and keep aside. Do not overcook fish.
2. In another pan, pour oil and when it is hot, add whole masala, finely sliced onion, green chillies, bell pepper pieces and tomatoes and cook till oil separates. Add green masala, salt, ginger garlic paste, a spoon of curd, chili powder, garam masala powder and fry for 2 min.
 3. Now add fish pieces and cover them carefully with the masala and cook till oil separates. Do not stir the ingredients much after you add fish..
 4. Cook rice separately (1 cup of rice :1 cup of water ratio)
5. In rice cooker, layer the cooked rice and fish curry in alternate layers. Ensure that the first and last layer should be rice.
6. Heat 2 or 3 spoons of ghee and pour on top of the layers and add finely chopped mint and coriander. Cook till the rice cooker turns from cook to Warm (usually takes around 45min). This Biryani tastes very yummy. Goes well with Raitha or tastes heavenly without Raitha :)

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