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Snoek Fish Biryani

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Snoek Fish Biryani

A very popular Indian dish and adopted by the Cape Muslims and is usually served at religious festivals and is ideal for entertaining large numbers.

Snoek Fish Biryani

  • Boil 3 cups long-grain Basmati rice in salted water with one cup Mcain Mixed veggies and 2 teaspoons fine rice spice until cooked.
  • Do not overcook.
  • Strain in a rice colander and set aside.
  • Spice Snoek fish or fish of your choice with Aromat, fish spice, and Fisherman seasoning.
  • Fry in shallow oil and set aside.
  • Slice 3 onions thinly and braise in oil.
  • Add one large sliced green pepper.
  • Take out half of the onion and green pepper. Add salt to taste.
  1. Set aside and mix with the cooked rice.
  2. With remaining onions and green peppers add 5 grated fresh garlic, one heaped teaspoon turmeric, 2 teaspoons mild Suhana chili powder, 2 teaspoons Mother in Law masala spice, and 1 teaspoon Rajah mild and flavourful spice.
  3. Salt to taste. add half a cup of water and simmer for 5 minutes. You can add more water if needed to make it saucy.
  4. Fry potatoes cut in rings until crispy. set aside.
  5. Layered rice in a deep pot.
  6. Add fish and fried potato slices and pour the curry sauce over.
  7. Repeats above with another layer and ends lastly with a rice layer.
  8. Add pieces of butter on top, put the greased paper on seal with a lid, and simmer on low heat until the butter is melted.
  9. Garnish with fresh Dhania (Cilantro leaves)

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