Fish Biryani – By VahChef @

hello namaste salaamwalekum satsriyakaal; welcome back to another session with your VahChef at Today I’m going to show you how to make a simple Fish biryani. So for that i
got some Mahi fish see whatever fish you use make sure the fish is not a thin kind of fish you know especially if you can get nice medium sized chunks of
fish then you know it is really really good because if you have thin fish you
know you’re most likely to make a Keema out of it. so you know this fish has got the skin I’ll just remove the skin of the fish all you do is cut straight till the
skin just turn it at a 20 degree angle and just run the knife, do the same thing the other side; let the blade be towards the chopping board and you can see how the skin comes off very easily just cut into nice cubes lot of fishes have white meat some fishes have little bit mixture of white and brown this Mahi fish while it bigger and
bigger the fish gets a little bit browner just like trout when the fish is small the meat is white and when the fish grows the meat turns pinkish in color just make any sound look at this fish
nice beautiful chunks. See this is one kind of fish you need to make fish tikka, or fish kebabs and so on. So we’re going to make fish biryani with this we have learned how to make lamb biryani, chicken biryani, egg, shrimp but fish is so tender if you’re going to put it at the bottom and cook it you’re going to really really have mashed kind of fish so to avoid that we’re going to make
this fish biryani in a different style; we’re going to fry it, keep it aside, in
the same pan we’re going to make a nice mixture and cook rice and on the top
we’re going to put the fish and then Dum it for few minutes so to make this I always marinate my
fish to fry with little bit of chilli powder, little bit of turmeric, little bit of oil and I like to add little bit of biryani masala add a
little bit of lime juice this should be good enough add little bit of salt ok just mix this marination if you want the flavor to go inside the fish just marinate for like 20 to 30 minutes I’ve got this pan hot i’m going to add
some oil; when the oil is hot just add fish pieces one by one and cook it really nice when ever you’re try to fry fish
especially a shallow kind of fry try to use a non-stick pan because
that reduces half the tension that you don’t have to scrape it. Once your fish sticks at the bottom if you try to scrape it it breaks very easily so always use a nonstick pan for this so all you have to do is cook this fish
seventy to eighty percent so cook on one side for 2-3 minutes and turn it to the other side so turn the fish to the other side seventy percent cooked; so very carefully remove the fishes out ok very carefully remove piece by piece and put it in a plate which we are going to use it later on the rice so now if you see I’ve got this little oil and all the tit bits from the fish that are very flavorful I don’t throw this away so what I’m
going to do I’m going to make my marination everything in together so I’m going to add one cup of yogurt in here, 2 teaspoons of biryani masala see always add little less if you want
to add more biryani masala you can sprinkle a little more after you taste the whole mixture i’m going to add some mint leaves I’m going to add coriander leaves, one more herb that shall go into this particular biryani is Dill leaf see this dill leaf and this fish birynai makes really good
combination so add dill leaves but not too much,
use just quarter just like few strings just to give a nice flavor because this
dill leaf has got a very strong flavor add some ginger-garlic, instead of
cutting, chopping them I love to use the whole green chilli;
this fish biryani just slit them and add to it and you can add some lemon
juice to this. One cup of fried onion, i’m going to use half of it here, i’m going to take half of this mixture and for all pour all the fish so all I’m doing is, take this and put it on top of the fish by now you all know how to make rice for your biryani, so add some oil add some salt add shahi jeera, if you want you can add some cloves, bay leaf and some cardamom. If you don’t want this whole garam masalas to come in your mouth when you’re eating, you can do one thing is you can put all this garam masala in a cheese cloth that is a muslin cloth and put them tie a knot and put it inside so this water absorbs all the flavors
and when you remove the rice you can remove that packet out and then you won’t have this whole garam masala here I soaked this rice for almost half an hour so I’m going to add and the beauty about soaking this rice and cooking is
this rice just cooks in just two minutes and then second thing is that it expands really nice a lot of people complain how come my basmati rice doesn’t expand really long that is because you do not soak it so
you check all my biryanis I always soak rice for 30 minutes and then i cook it I’m going to cook this rice till it is 80 percent done and rest of the 20 percent i’m going to cook it along with
the fish now my rice is eighty percent done I’m going to take it away and drain the
water. Coming back to our fish masala now we can check the seasoning ok now you can see in this masalas i added little bit of that rice water into it and now I’m going to add this rice very hot
look at this it’s almost steaming rice hot so just put on top very nice layer now reduce the flame and just spread the rice evenly and then add your saffron color and add little bit
of fried onions, spread this fish evenly okay just be careful this fish are very tender all you do is
just spread it on top and this water which is full of fish flavor that also will get penetrated into the rice and look at how masaladar our fish is ok i’m not putting one fish on top of
other I very neatly arranged the fish and then all you do is cover it with a lid which is airtight and let it simmer for like 10 minutes
and in another 10 minutes your fish biryani will be ready. Biryani is ready, look at this beautiful biryani take the fish from the top very
carefully ok see even if I touch little bit this fish can get broken easily. wow.. you have to be very very careful look at this just check how beautiful the rice is ok it’s like wow look at this beautiful
rice whoooo wow…so friends, there are two ways a good biryani is judged one is how fluffy your rice is, second thing is how flavorful and juicy your meat is so you look at this very nice juicy yet nice flavorful and then apply little bit
raita on it and wow if you have been following my videos we
have covered a lot of basic biryani like a lamb chicken fish shrimp egg vegetable and so many biryanis so in the future we’re going to make some more speciality biryanis which have crazy
names and crazy flavors so i hope you have enjoyed this session of making this fish biryani with your VahChef but remember you can go ahead and say thank you to by visiting my website and also by posting recipes and cooking tips so others may benefit from your great cooking. Thank you.

99 comments on “Fish Biryani – By VahChef @”

  1. Cheryl Alan says:

    Love thus recipe

  2. Reshma Poovadan says:

    Superb….yummyyy…Thank u for this recipe…:)

  3. kawa hamdi says:

    doenst the rice get doughy with all this yoghurt?

  4. Haleemdeen Nisthar says:

    trust me i think your the best cook in the world like everyone knows you're one.
    it sure is very tasty thank u now i know how to cook these ย fish biryani.
    i'm going to make it today because it's mouth watering.
    all your food are proper awesome and nice tasty and most of all mouth watering.
    you really are the best cook in the world everyone is right .
    at first i thought it was yucky but when i tried it out it was so tasty that i wanted more but sadly all of them were finished.once again thanks !

  5. Ragavender G says:

    You r super sir


    Sanjay, I tell u you are an awesome cool, I like your way of explaining and attracting by words woooooow . Really make me to try out on the spot. Yes truly yummilicious dishes . I wish, I could have taken catering technology as my carrier education. Trust me if I had taken as my carrier, u would be my competeter. Ha, ha, ha.


    Sanjay, trust me I prefer your blogs than anyone. Truly I recommend my relatives and students to follow your website than anyone.


    Best cook ever as I have come across. U r the masterchef of India.

  9. sofia munny says:


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  11. Nieva Tan says:

    i've tried a mixed seafood biryani following your technique and it all went soooooo good!! your style of cooking is amazingly helpful, i usually prepare food for my italian employers and you are my personal preference when it comes to cooking, keep uploading more and more chef,,thumbs up!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  12. simplyrema says:

    i used your videos for the first time i cooked indian food and several years later of following you and cooking many of your dishes, am still coming back for more and my husband loves it ! thank you !

  13. Anwar Ali Anwar says:

    Zindabad chef. God bless u and family.

  14. Anwar Ali Anwar says:

    This chef is really a gem.

  15. yellosam says:

    Sir I have heard that we cant use egg and yogurt at the same tym.

  16. Haris PM says:

    Very Good one Sir…. Fish Biryani… this my most favorite one … thank you sir..

  17. Sk Mamtajuddin says:


  18. Saptarshi Ghosh says:

    you are my dronachariya .. ๐Ÿ™‚ but i will not kill you even if krishna tell me to.. ๐Ÿ˜›

  19. manu sekhar says:

    Awesome food, truly 'vahrehvah'
    congrats chef… ๐Ÿ‘

  20. Sabeeka Jibran says:

    You are the best chef ive come across…thanks for amazing recipes..God bless you

  21. prachi padwal says:

    Sir, can I use Kingfish instead of mahi fish in fish biryani?

  22. Haris PM says:

    Hello Sir…. Thanks a lot ….. for above showing wonderful …recipe …

    My Name is Mohammad Haris.. I am professionally IT Engineer in abroad… cooking is one of my hobby …yesterday i try it cook as your above mention recipe (Fish Biriyani) ..i follow your cooking methods…. woow!!! ย " My Fish Biriyani was amazing …very goods ..very tasty..i never cook like this kind of Biriyani ย . " ย i serve my family…family members are very . ..happy… thanks …sir..once again… your my Cooking …GURU"… i like your you tube clips…many recipes..& your explanation…some tips…

  23. Kishore Surampalli says:

    hello….sanjay anna….ela unnaru…..awesome cooking.

  24. i says:

    This is the best recipe for fish biryani. I did couple of times and it turned really well. Only because of you I became kind of expert in home cooking…

  25. sandeepsinghkainth83 says:

    Good sir but can u tell me how u prepare fried onion to sprinkle on the top thank, I think just cut the onion and deep fry, am I right ?

  26. Tejus Pratap says:

    This biryani came out awesome. Thanks guru.

  27. Shamim Khan says:

    Asslamalaikum zazakallah khaira kasirankasira allah hafiz
    Thank u so much

  28. [email protected] Imran says:

    Waooo dinchik very nice fish biryani

  29. Safna Jalil says:

    Thanks you chef.
    The fish biryany is,
    very yam.

  30. food chief says:


  31. Bushra Khan says:

    awesome mouth watering ur soo good๐Ÿ‘Œ

  32. sarasara sara says:

    you're awesome super recapy thanks you so much

  33. fary ash says:

    i tried this recipe it was so yummy…

  34. Sunitha Suni says:

    really iam vary happy your recipes sir Thanku so much really iam vary happy sir i am sunitha very big fan of you sir

  35. taracute2002 says:


  36. muhammed safeer says:

    My mouth full of water

  37. Jihane Haykal says:

    thank you chef amazing recipe. Thank you my kids loved it

  38. Shara Zahir says:

    tried it today exactly how you explained it. tasted really good! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ

  39. เฎคเฎฎเฎฟเฎดเฎฉเฏ says:

    Dear Chef Vah
    I tried Chicken biryani from your list, wowowowoww excellent now i become biriyani chef in my house..
    Now i will also try this fish biryani… mouth watering….
    thanks thanks a lot for your videos

  40. Dharanya Manush says:

    ur cooking is so super i like very much ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  41. Gayatri Subbiah says:

    Thank you….
    Can you suggest some other fish in this briyani ????

  42. Diksha Dsouza says:

    can we use seer fish

  43. Liesl Bosch says:

    Thank you for your wonderful breyani recipes. I love any kind of breyani. You're very cute & if the smell & anticipation of a chicken breyani makes you wanna dance, I hope you dance. On camera. ๐Ÿ˜€

  44. Pawne Adam says:

    20 degree and skin comes out easy because you are expert and chef for us its near to impossible

  45. Farah Deeba says:

    I love your coriander chicken so much that I start cooking it every weekend. you are a great chef! ย you inspired me so much!

  46. Carl D'Souza says:

    Hi when you add rice water back into the masala mixture, how much exactly do you add? A cup?

  47. Sarahiyam614 says:

    You're an awesome chef. I love your recipes.

  48. Shilpa Parikh says:

    Most of the time u use fried onions in ur biryani. Can store bought fried onions be used? Or does it have to be made fresh?

  49. Rifaath Anver says:

    Thank you Chef for the interesting and mouth-watering recipes. Can you please tell me whether yogurt is ok to use when cooking fish curry. Some says milk products must not be used with fish curry.

  50. shireen rumani says:

    it is an awesome recipe

  51. Suthseaxa says:

    Hello Chef, what is in the biryani masala?

  52. Vijay Kamal says:

    Hats of to you Chef your recipe was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have no words to describe believe me I never cooked biryani and I don't even no ABCD of cooking. Watched your recipe yesterday and tried it today with other fish and without Dil leaves and saffron, just added ghee……but still got comments from family members that It was cooked by professional chef or bought from some 5 Star hotel. Thank you sooooooooooooooooo muchhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! will try your other recipe.

  53. Lolo Comedy says:

    ur briyani seems to be toooooooo oily..also u used lots of mint.

  54. Sharon Shallwani says:

    Looks absolutely amazing!!! Mahi Mahi is a great fish that absorbs the flavors. I can't wait to make this! Thank you Vah Chef for another great episode that has truly inspired me to cook!

  55. thomas samuel says:

    very nice

  56. Mohammadh Salih says:

    Hello sir u r great in cooking, side by side u r giving many useful tips thanks for that…… But there is one mistake, u r saying that salamalaikum, is not salamalaikum it's AS-SA-LAMU-ALAIKUM, if u say salamalaikum meaning it's changed so try to say ASSALAMU ALAIKUM, I hope u will correct it……Thank you so much sir for ur wonderful videos

  57. Ramoju Sridevi says:

    thank u chef…

  58. noorulain Zaidi says:

    l like it

  59. noorulain Zaidi says:


  60. VDK says:

    Dear sanjay please your email id

    vaibhav kulkarni

  61. Arputhaselan Solay says:

    Thank you

  62. Khalid Mohamed says:

    sir I am your fan i didn't know anything about cooking .after I start to watch ur video if is fine ..I am cusiner now….god bless you and ur family I watched all of ur video..thank you.

  63. Khalid Mohamed says:

    my original name is MOHAMED gani .place .kuttalam .tamilnadu.

  64. Khalid Mohamed says:

    my questions is can I add for fish with yoghurts. bcz ur video youghurt. an second u boiled water .what is this ?it is missing something… rice water .or ?

  65. Kanimoli Ramaiah says:

    Hi sir, the fish biryani tasted absolutely divine. Really out of this world! Thank you soooooo much!

  66. Akhila Tulasi says:

    I like your recipes and I always try them but u speak the worst English which is very annoying sometimes.

  67. Md. Alamgir says:

    Could you please let me know your full name?

  68. SYED FAROOQ says:

    Thank you I like it very much your recipe's

  69. Raymond Suman says:

    Thank u so much for the recipe
    I tried this biryani today came out perfect
    I have made this with tilapia fillet
    Thanks again ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

  70. Juveria naseer says:

    jazaak Allah khair bahut bahut aapka

  71. Khatija Kubra says:

    can we use fish fรฌllet for making fish biryani

  72. Khatija Kubra says:

    plz do reply

  73. Visi Evan says:

    Uncle i watched ur old video of fish briyani in tamil, its appreciable thing that u hv tried to speak in tamil , it means u love ur work alot…

  74. Musiime Milcenta says:

    woow like your videos

  75. Musiime Milcenta says:

    am always follow you

  76. F00d Lover71 says:

    chef this is an awesome recipe!!! everybody loved it so much! specialy my dad. I made this on a mothersday n served it to my mother she said it's realy good.

  77. shadow less says:

    wow always like your recipes,the way you talked and explain,and offcours YOU

  78. Kowther Alhamidi says:

    ุงุญู„ู‰ ุดู ูู‰ ุงู„ุนุงู„ู…

  79. Jasmeet Kaur says:

    Hello sir Pl tell home made biryani masala how to make or from super market which brand should I buy

  80. Blakekonkani Song Pimenta says:

    Chef yr food is awesome thanks

  81. Bushra Bohjath says:

    Very nice reciepe sir.thank u

  82. MdAthick says:

    Very tasty recipe

  83. Google user says:

    Hi Sir, can you please show us how to make chennai muslim bai biriyani that they serve at weddings. I have been looking for this recipe for a long time. Thanks in advance

  84. Sumit Singh says:

    can we put kewda water on top

  85. Chakri Varthy says:

    Super dish

  86. Vijaya lakshmi says:


  87. Copyright Man says:

    U r the best…. Never hide anything of ur recipes…which is why they turn out really awesome…ek hi sikayat hai chef… U r very fast… Need to see ur videos multiple times to bring out the exact recipe

  88. Tashenova Diana says:


  89. Copyright Man says:

    Made it the way u told it…. Turned out a fabulous lunch thank u chef… I always say u r the best

  90. Senay Dee says:

    You need to be more specific on your ingredients
    You say add water but how much water? Not trying this out and ruin meal as it will be soggy!!
    Be specific or will unsubscribe

  91. Nabbu's rabiya kitchen says:

    Wow super fish biryani

  92. Reshma Syed says:

    Have always tried your recipes. They are awesome. Thankyou for sharing your receipes.

  93. Maha M says:

    Hello King of Kitchen,
    I made this Briyani using Salmon fish it was yummy. My hubby loved it and appreciated me. Thanks a lot Guru Ji.

  94. Aruna Sree S says:

    u r a good teacher to me.

  95. Harsha Weeraratne says:

    A super dish.Most of us eat fish.This is good.

  96. Usthad Kitchen says:


  97. Pradeep Samant says:

    Looks yummy!!!! Mouth watering….. wanna try it but only thing stoping me is fish and curd together… since our childhood we have been told no eating fish and milk products together so plz help me can we eat fish and milk products together???

  98. medchal mani says:

    Sir.. Telugu valu Telugu matladani sir

  99. RAFEL V.C says:

    Nice food…

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