SailFish Biryani / Olameen Biryani Using Pressure Cooker Method - With "PriyasMenu"

SailFish Biryani / Olameen Biryani Using Pressure Cooker Method - With "PriyasMenu"

Here comes an another interesting recipe using Sail Fish / Olameen....

My today's recipe using Sail fish is a flavourful spicy biryani using pressure cooker method. This one pot meal pairs excellent with onion raita or any varieties of raita. The freshly ground masala enhances the taste and flavour of the biryani. The fish pieces are marinated with a regular masala and seared in a cooker to avoid breaking into pieces while cooking. The fish pieces can also be seared in a different pan but the flavour gets enhanced when done in a same pressure cooker in which Biryani is prepared. This biryani tastes little spicy as it contains red chilli powder in the marination and pepper corns along with green chillies and red chilli in the biryani. So, adjust the quantity of the pepper corns and red chilli according to taste bud.


                                               The marinated fish looks amazing right ;) 


Ingredients :

250 gms Sail Fish / Olameen pieces 

1 Big Onion, Sliced 

2 Green chillies, sliced 

Few Mint leaves 

Mint Coriander leaves 

2 Tomato ( Medium Size, grind into fine paste ) 

1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder 

1 Tsp Coriander powder 

1 Cup Basmati Rice 

4 Tbsp Oil 

2 Bay leaves 

2 Elachi 

2 Cloves 

2 inch Cinnamon stick 

1 Star anise 

Salt to taste 

1 1/4 Cups Water 


To Marinate Fish :


1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder 

1/2 Tsp Red chilli powder 

1/2 Tsp Cumin powder 

1/2 Tsp Coriander powder 

Salt to taste 


To Grind :


1 Onion, chopped 

1 Tbsp Ginger garlic paste 

1 Dry red chilli 

1 Tsp Pepper corns 

Few Coriander leaves


Method :


Wash the fish pieces and marinate it using the given ingredients in "To Marinate Fish" for 30 minutes.

Wash and soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes. 

Grind the given ingredients in "To grind" into fine paste and keep aside. 

Heat pressure cooker and 2 tbsp oil.

Sear the marinated fish for couple of minutes both the sides and remove from the flame. 

Now add the remaining oil followed by bay leaves, star anise, elachi and cloves. 

Add few mint leaves followed by sliced onions and green chillies. 

Saute till the onion turns light brown colour and add the ground onion paste. 

Saute till the raw smell of ginger - garlic paste goes off and the onion gravy becomes light brown colour. 

Now add tomato paste followed by turmeric powder and coriander powder. 

Add 2 tbsp water and cook till the oil separates from the masala. 

Place the seared fish in the masala and cook for another couple of minutes in a low flame. 

Meanwhile, drain the water from rice and keep aside. 

Now add measured water along with the soaked rice and required amount of salt. 

Close it with a lid and cook for 2 whistles in a high flame. 

Simmer the flame to medium and cook it for 1 whistle. 

Once done, switch off the flame and wait till the pressure releases completely. 

Carefully remove the fish pieces and add few coriander - mint leaves. 

Gently mix it without breaking the rice and serve with fish.


Serve hot. 



Serving Options :

Serve with Onion Raita. 


Note :

Adjust red chillies and pepper corns according to the taste bud. 


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