Suhoor Recipe : Fish with Saffron Rice

Lifestyle Friday 24/March/2023 21:00 PM
By: Firdaus Noorain
Suhoor Recipe : Fish with Saffron Rice


For Saffron Rice

• Rice, 2 cups washed and soaked for 20 minutes(Preferably Basmati)

• Olive Oil (Extra virgin olive oil) for cooking rice

• White onions, roughly sliced.

• Garlic pods, 7 to 8 peeled and smashed.

• 1 cinnamon stick

• Cardamoms, 3 pieces

• Cloves, 3 pieces

• Nutmeg, 1 whole

• Saffron strands.

• Saffron food colour

For fish:

• 2 medium sized fishes

 (Any fish of your choice)

• 1 tsp of turmeric.

• Ginger-garlic paste, 2 tsp

• Red chilli powder, 1 tsp

• Coriander powder, 1 tsp

• Garam masala, 1.5 tsp

• Yogurt, 1 tsp

• Lemon juice, 2 tsp

• Salt, 1 tsp

• Frying oil

Method: For saffron rice

• On very low flame, place a thick Dutch pot, add olive oil and allow it to heat.

• Add whole garam masala along with onions and a pinch of turmeric powder. Cook for 2 minutes.

• Add garlic pods and cook for a minute.

• Now add 4 cups of water along with saffron strands and salt as per taste.

• Bring the water to boil.

• Now add the soaked rice to the boiling water and cook until the rice is done.

• Sprinkle some saffron food colour over.

• Heat a charcoal and place it in a small steel bowl. Place that bowl in the Rice. Pour some ghee over the charcoal and closed the lid. This will make the rice more flavorful and aromatic.

Method: For Fish

• Take a clean bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix well

• Add ginger, garlic, yogurt and lemon juice.

• Mix all the above ingredients well and marinate the fish. Allow the fish to marinate for minimum 2 to 3 hours before frying.

• Fry the fish on a medium flame on a flat tawa and serve it with saffron rice.

Garnish the rice with some fried onions and serve it with salsa.

Firdaus Noorain is a food vlogger, entrepreneur, food columnist and recipe creator by hobby and Managing Director of Bake'In by profession.