Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Prawn Biryani




INGREDIENTS


250 grams shrimp
2 cups Basmathi rice
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Red chili powder
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 medium sized Tomato diced into cubes
2 medium sized Onions thinly sliced
1 Star Anise
1 Mace
7-8 Cloves
1 tbsp Cumin seeds
1 tbsp Coriander seeds
7-8 Green chilies
1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
1-2 Bay leaves
2 inch Cinnamon stick



PROCEDURE


1. Wash and devein the shrimp. Marinate it with turmeric, salt, chili powder and lemon juice for atleast 60 minutes.

2. Wash basmathi rice and keep aside.

3. In a pan heat oil and saute the onion till it turns brown. Divide into three portions.

4. Heat oil in a pan and saute ginger garlic paste, cloves, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cinnamon and green chilies.
Allow to cool and grind along with one portion of fried onion.

5. In a pan heat oil add bay leaf, star anise and mace. Add the diced tomato, saute for a minute and add the onion spice paste saute for another minute. Add the marinated shrimp mix well.
Add the washed rice and one portion of onion combine well.

6. Add sufficient amount of water and transfer into a pressure cooker or rice cooker.
Once done sprinkle the last portion of onion.

Serve hot with raitha.

17 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

Oh, we here have been having a major craving for biryani. Love this version with prawns - yum!

Lavanya said...

hmm..i like the concept of dividing fried onion into 3 parts and adding those parts in diff steps of cooking.Looks yumm and mouth watering!!

Priti said...

I like prawn briyani better than chicken ;)....looks so yum..

Akal's Saappadu said...

your briyani is making me mouthwater! have never tried prawn briyani, this one is so tempting!

Vrinda said...

i am a biryani fan but i like it with meats than fish...,looks yummy and spicy ...

Preety said...

i am vegetarian..so no comments dear

SriLekha said...

looks very nice n yummy!

Ramya Bala said...

i love prawns...that too in biriyani...just out of this world...yummy :)

phanitha said...

Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments..!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Phanitha ,looking ur biryani yummy,i hve tries b4 ,but this way,,def i ll try urs recipe this time,,u know whnevr i want to try any dish first i ll chk ur blogspot ,gr8 n yummy dishes,,congrats,,Now a days my friends here in tampa also good fans of ur kitchenette!!!

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