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Machchli Biryani (Micro)

Recipe By : Niru Gupta
Type: Microwave Serving: 6-8


  • Fish, filleted and cut into 1 cubes kg
  • Onions, grated 1 cup (250 g)
  • Ginger paste 1 tsp
  • Garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Zeera (Cumin) seeds 1 tsp
  • Garam masala tsp
  • Dhania (Coriander) powder 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder tsp
  • Haldi (Turmeric) powder tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp or to taste
  • Hung Dahi (Yogurt),   p cup (made from cup yogurt)
  • Hara Dhania (Coriander leaves) , chopped cup
  • Green chillies, finely chopped, to taste
  • Oil 2 tbsp (30 g) ]
  • Onions, thinly and evenly sliced 1 cup (250g) ] or 1/3 cup browned onions
  • For the rice:
  • Rice 2 cup (360 g) cleaned and washed  
  • Oil 2 tsp (10 g)
  • Laung (Cloves) 4
  • Sabut Kali Mirch (Peppercorns) 4
  • Dalchini (Cinnamon), broken 1/8 tsp
  • Chhoti Elaichi (Green Cardamoms) 4
  • Salt tsp or to taste
  • Hot water 3 cups
  • Kesar (Saffron) or color mixed in cup warm milk


  • To crisp and brown onions, mix the oil and sliced onions well together and cook, uncovered at HI for 15-16 minutes, stirring twice. Remove the onions from the dish and keep aside.
  • In the same dish, mix in the grated onions, zeera and ginger-garlic paste and cook uncovered, at HI for 4 minutes. Add the garam masala, dhania powder and chilli powder, haldi, salt and dahi, mix well and cook covered at 70% for 8-10 minutes stirring once.

  • Mix in the fish and cook, uncovered, at HI for 4 minutes. Stand for 1 minute and mix in the browned onions, hara dhania and green chillies.

  • To make the rice: Mix in the oil, laung, kali mirch, dalchini and elaichi, and cook, covered at HI for 2 minutes. Add the rice, water and salt, mix well and cook at HI for 8 minutes and then at 70% for 8 minutes.

  • Before serving: Put the fish layer at bottom of the dish, cover with the rice and sprinkle the milk mixture. Cover and cook at 70% for 5 minutes (8 minutes if the fish and rice have cooled down to room temperature). Mix to break up the layers and serve.


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