Fish Tikka Biryani

Fish tikka biryani
Yields: 5 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 30 Mins Cook Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 1 Hr

Fish tikka biryani is a wholesome combination of boiled rice and smoked fish tikka which are prepared with the amalgamation of spices. Fish tikka biryani can be served as a main dish either for lunch or dinner. You are absolutely wrong if you think biryani can only be made with mutton or chicken. Fish tikka biryani becomes your favorite dish once you tried it. It is a mouthwatering meal.

Fish tikka biryani is not only scrumptious in taste but also a whole package of nutrients because both fish and rice provide a lot of essential nutrients to the body. Doctors also recommend intaking fish at least once a week. As there are many varieties of fish there are many varieties of fish recipes with different combinations of ingredients. Some fish recipes are used as appetizers while some are used as main meals.

Nutritional and Health Benefits of boiled rice

  • Boiled rice is a good source of carbohydrates.
  • It is also a good source of vitamin B and antioxidants.
  • Rice contains flavonoids which protects from various diseases.
  • White rice is a quick source of energy it restores muscle glycogen and is taken by athletes to boost their energy because it is carb-rich food.
  • Rice is gluten-free, it is used by those who are hypo allergic to various foods.
  • It is a source of soluble fiber called butyrate which can reduce inflammation and boost gut health

100g serving of boiled rice provides:

Calories  131 kcal
Carbohydrates 31.2g
Protein 2.8g
Fats 0.4g
Fiber 0.5g

Nutrition in Fish:

  • Fish contains all ten essential amino acids.
  • Fish contains vitamin A and vitamin D.
  • It contains important minerals like iodine, selenium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and iron in short it is a super-food that provides all the essential nutrients to the body.
  • Fish contain omega-3 fatty acids that are good for health.
  • Fish is a good source of proteins that are easy to digest and are more bio-available.

Nutrition per serving of Fish:

Calories  280 kcal
Carbohydrates 31.2g
Protein 39.2g
Sodium 280mg
Fats 12.5g
Fiber 0.5g

This nutrition chart is an approximate calculation , it is better to consult a dietician if you are too much concerned about calorie intake.

Health benefits of eating fish:

  • Fish is among the top heart-healthy foods even fatty fishes are good for heart health because they are packed with omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Omega three fatty acids lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart diseases.
  • Eating fish helps in the development of grey matter in the brain which aid in proper brain functioning, control memory center and emotions.
  • Eating fish decreases depression.
  • It slows plaque growth in arteries.
  • Eating fish prevents chronic inflammation which prevents children from asthma.
  • Fishes help to prevent autoimmune diseases and reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes.
  • Iodine and selenium in fish are necessary for the thyroid gland’s proper functioning.
  • It is also good for skin and hair growth.
  • Eating fish like salmon has reduced sleeping disorders.

Risks of eating fishes

  • Everyone should avoid eating raw and uncooked fish because it contains microorganisms that are harmful to the human body.
  • Although fish has nutritional benefits it also has potential risks. Fishes can intake harmful chemicals from the water in which they live. This happens due to polluted water caused by tanneries waste disposal, industries waste disposal which contains mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls in it. These contaminants may accumulate in fish bodies and are harmful to human health.
  • High concentrations of PCB and mercury effects nervous system.
  • Mercury concentration has a harmful impact on infants and children.
  • Good and proper cooking can reduce the concentration of polychlorinated biphenyls but concentration of mercury remains intact.



0/50 Ingredients
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    Fish Tikka masala/ fish marination masala
  • Marination Ingredients
  • Gravy Ingredients
  • layering ingredients


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    Fish tikka masala preparation
  • In a frying pan, add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, carom seeds, cloves, green cardamom, black cardamom, and black peppercorns & dry roast until fragrant.
  • Let it cool.
  • Then make a powder of all the roasted ingredients in a grinding jar.
  • Fish marination
  • In a bowl, add yogurt, lemon juice, green chili paste, garlic paste, salt, tandoori masala, orange food color, Kashmiri red chili powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, prepared spice mix (3tbsp), mustard oil & mix well.
  • Marinate fish in this amalgamation for 30 minutes.
  • Fish tikka cooking
  • In a cooking pan add cooking oil let it warm then add marinated fish with marination mixture, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
  • Flip and fry from the other side and cook for 5-6 min until done.
  • Give coal smoke for 2 minutes.
  • Gravy preparation
  • In a pot, add cooking oil, cumin seeds, cloves, green cardamom, star anise, black peppercorns, and bay leaves & mix well.
  • Add onion and fry until light golden.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, green chili paste, and tomatoes & mix well.
  • Add reserved spice mix, red chili powder, salt, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, tandoori masala, and lemon juice, mix well & cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add fresh coriander, and mint leaves cover, and cook for a few minutes until the oil separates.
  • Add yogurt and cook for a few minutes. Then gravy is ready to use.
  • Layering
  • Add a layer of gravy than a layer of boiled rice then again gravy and boiled rice then add fried onions, green chilies, fresh coriander, and mint leaves over top layer.
  • Mix orange food color in water.
  • Now add dissolved food color, fish tikka pieces add gray over its top, cover & steam cook on low flame for 12-15 minutes
  • Dish out and serve with mint raita.