Monday, April 4, 2011

Fish Pulao ( fish Pilaf )


250   g   fish sliced 
1 tsp      turmeric powder
50 g      Onion
           cumin seeds
½  tsp    coriander powder
½ tsp     cinnamon bits
2            each of cloves and cardamoms
          dry red chilli broken
           long-grain rice, preferably basmati
2            cup water
2  tsp     Ghee / butter
               salt to taste


  1. Rub the fish with some salt and the turmeric powder.
  2.  Keep aside. Heat half the ghee / butter in a heavy-bottomed pan and saute the fish slices on each side till they are half-cooked.
  3.  Remove from pan. Heat the remaining ghee / butter in the same pan and fry the onions on medium heat for about 4  minutes or till the onions are brown but not burnt.
  4. Add the water and bring to boil
  5. . Add the cumin seeds, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon, red chilli bits, coriander powder, rice and salt. Simmer on low heat for about 15  minutes or till all the water has evaporated and the rice is cooked but firm.
  6. In an oven-proof dish, arrange a layer of rice alternating with a layer of fish. Finish with a layer of rice 
  7. . Cover and cook in a slow oven for about 15  minutes

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