PRAWNS BIRIYANI

Today’s recipe is one of my favorite rice varieties.Spicy prawns masala layered with perfectly cooked biriyani rice is a pure bliss to relish during any special occassions. Here i have used Jeerakasala biriyani rice which had actually enhanced the flavor of this biriyani.You can serve this delicious biriyani with any of your favorite raita and pickle .

Here’s the recipe:

INGREDIENTS

onions-2

Green chillies -4

Tomat0-1

Ginger -1 small piece

garlic -6-7 loves

Coriander leaves

oil -4 tbsp

Water -3 cups

FOR MARINATION

Prawns -1 Kg

Chilli powder -2tsp

Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp

Pepper powder -1 tsp

Salt

FOR RICE PREPARATION

Biriyani rice -2 cups

Cardamom 3-4

cinnamon stick -1 small piece

Clove 3-4

sliced Onions -1

Ghee -2 tbsp

Water -3 cups

salt

METHOD

  • Wash and clean prawns thoroughly.If you are using medium sized prawns ,devein it and Keep aside.
  • Take a mixing bowl and add cleaned prawns along with turmeric powder ,chilli powder ,Pepper powder and salt .Mix well and keep the marination for 15 minutes.
  • Take a fry pan and shallow prawns for 2 -3 minutes in a medium flame. Keep this aside.
  • To prepare rice ,heat some ghee in a pressure cooker .Then add cardamom, cinnamon sticks and cloves ,saute it in a low flame till they become aromatic.
  • Add sliced onions and saute it until they become transluscent.
  • Next add washed and cleaned basmati rice along with 3 cups of water .
  • Finally add salt as per taste.
  • Cover and pressure cook for 1 whistle in a medium flame.
  • Meanwhile let’s prepare prawns masala.
  • Take a apan ,and pour some oil.Add crushed ,ginger, garlic and green chillies .]
  • Saute it till it’s raw tastes goes off.Next add slices onions and tomatoes , saute it well till they become soft and mushy.
  • Now it’s time to add some spices .Sprinkle some turmeric powder ,chilli powder and garam masala.
  • Add fried prawns and mix well.
  • Pour some water and let it cook for 3-4 minutes in a medium flame.
  • salt as per taste.
  • Once prawns masala is ready ,switch off the flame and keep this aside.
  • Once the pressure cooker releases first whistle ,wait until steam goes of completely.
  • Transfer the cooked biriyani rice into another pan.
  • Take a big kadai for layering process.To begin with spread some biriyani rice on the bottom side ,add some prawns masala on top of it. Repeat the process .
  • Garnish with some coriander leaves and cover it with an airtight lid.Cook for 10 minutes in a very low flame .
  • Keep the biriyani pot on top a dosa pan and cook it on a low flame .This will help to spread the heat evenly and rice will be non-sticky and delicious .
  • Serve hot with some onion raita and pickle .