Fish Pulao


2 cups basmati rice
250-300 gm fish, cut in pieces ( I used king fish /ayakoora)
1- 1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 large onion, sliced
5-6 slit green chillies
1″ piece of cinnamon
3 cardamoms
3 cloves
1 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp cashew nuts
1 tbsp raisins
coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste
oil as required
2-3 tbsp ghee


  1. Wash the rice and drain. Keep it aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and marinate the cleaned fish pieces for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and fry the marinated fish pieces. Shred or mince the fried fish and keep it aside.
  4. In another pan, heat 2 tbsp oil and 2-3 tbsp ghee and fry the onions, cashew nuts and raisins and keep them aside.
  5. In the same pan, add cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms and green chillies and saute.
  6. Add 3 1/2 cups of  water and salt and allow to boil. When it starts to boil, add drained rice and cook covered till done and all the water is absorbed.
  7. Then add half of the minced/ shredded fried fish, half portion of fried onions, cashew nuts, raisins and garam masala and mix well with the rice. Switch off the flame. 
  8. Transfer the rice to a serving plate and garnish it with remaining fried fish, fried onions, cashew nuts, raisins and coriander leaves. Serve hot….


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