Fish Breyani

[caption id="attachment_28731" align="alignnone" width="490"]Fish Breyani Fish Breyani[/caption] Fish Breyani - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights - Salwaa Smith Serves 6 3 cups long grain rice 1 ½ cups frozen mixed vegetables 1 cup vegetable oil 3 large potatoes 2 large onions, sliced thinly 1 kg any firm fish pieces of your choice 1 tomato, chopped ¼ cup buttermilk 1 – 2 green chillies, chopped 1 ½ tsp jeera / cumin 3 cloves 3 allspice 3 cardamoms 2 stick cinnamons 1 tsp salt 2 Tbsp butter   Fish Masala 7 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tsp salt ½ - 1 tsp chilli powder 3 tsp jeera / cumin Juice of 2 lemons 1 tsp turmeric / borrie 1 Tbsp vegetable oil   Boil the rice in water until half done. Drain, rinse and set aside. Peel the potatoes, cut into slices. Heat the oil in saucepan, fry the potatoes until lightly browned and semi soft, set aside. Drain excess oil from the saucepan, add the chopped onions, fry until golden brown. Add the chopped tomato, buttermilk, green chillies, jeera, cloves, allspice, cardamoms, stick cinnamon and salt. Simmer over low to medium heat for 10 minutes or until onions are soft.   Meanwhile, make the masala to fry the fish. Combine all the spices in a small bowl, stir to combine. Wash and dry the fish pieces, smear the masala mixture all over the fish. Leave to sit for 10 minutes before frying in the left over oil used for frying the potatoes.   Arrange the potato slices at the bottom of a large heavy based pot / saucepan. Add half of the rice on top of the potatoes, spreading it evenly. Arrange the fish slices on top of the rice, then the onion mixture, then the mixed vegetables ending with the remaining rice. Dot the butter on top of the rice add 1 cup of hot water. Cover and steam to complete over low to medium heat for about 20 minutes. Turn the heat off and leave to rest for 10 minutes before serving with lemon atchar or blatjang. © Cape Malay Cooking        

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