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 :)

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

  • 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.


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...

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

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