Thursday, March 1, 2007

Prawn Biryani

Prawn or shrimp biryani.. yummmy!! Thats just about it you can say about this dish!! Prawn biryani is something one can make in a jiffy and still taste like heaven!! I usually make this with malwani masala. But sometimes use normal chilli powder too. Malawan is a coastal area in maharashtra and is know for its seafood and spicyyyy food :)

Ingredients:
20-25 shrimps
3-4 cloves
1 small stick of cinnamon
1 elaichi (cardamom), crushed
1-2 bay leaves
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2 onion, chopped
2 tbspn ginger, chopped
1 1/2 tbspn garlic, chopped
2 tbspn chilli powder
1 tspn turmeric powder
1 cup chopped cilantro
2 cups basmati rice, washed and soaked
3 3/4 cup water
2-3 tbspn Oil
Salt to taste

Method:
  • Heat oil in a saucepan.
  • Add the whole masala (cloves, elachi, cinnamon, bay leaves).
  • As it starts to splutter, add the ginger garlic and saute.
  • Add the onions and fry it on medium heat till it turns pink and translucent.
  • Now add the tomatoes, chilli powder and turmeric and fry continuously for 3-4 minutes.
  • Cover and simmer till the mixture releases oil.
  • Now add the shrimp, 1/2 cup cilantro and the soaked rice.
  • Mix well, add salt and water.
  • Cover and cook on high heat till the rice comes to a boil.
  • Now lower the heat and cook till well cooked.
  • Garnish with cilantro and enjoy as it is or with raita.

5 comments:

Dhana said...

Yummm!! Awesome pic as well Shubha. Will surely try this recipe soon.

Monika said...

This looks scrumptious!!! Told DH to get shrimp soon, so I can make this. Shubha, amazing job with the blog!

Shubha said...

Hey Monika.. do elt me know how it turns out :)

Shubha said...

Dhana..
You too let me know how it turned out girl :)

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