Flavoursome Prawn Biryani

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:2
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
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Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 kg - prawns.
  • 1 kg - Rice (basmati).
  • 1/4 kg - curds (beaten).
  • 6 big Onions (finely sliced).
  • 4 big tomatoes( finely chopped).
  • 3 Potatoes (cubed).
  • 5 to 6 tbsp - oil (for sauting the onions).
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder.
  • 1/2 tsp - sugar.
  • finely chopped Coriander leaves (for garnishing).
  • oil for deep frying.
  • 2 tbsp - ghee.
  • salt to taste.
  • Masalas to be ground into a smooth paste:
  • 1/2 bunch coriander leaves.
  • 8 to 10 green cardamoms.
  • 6 kashmiri chillies.
  • 4 to 5 Green chillies (or as per taste).
  • 10 Cloves garlic.
  • 8 tbsp - cloves.
  • 4 Cinnamon sticks.
  • 1 tbsp - aniseed.
  • 1 tbsp - cumin seeds.
  • 2 black cardamom.
  • few - peppercorns
  • 3 tbsp - Coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp - Poppy Seeds
  • 2 inch piece - Ginger

How to Make Flavoursome Prawn Biryani

  • Clean, wash and devein the prawns.
  • Grind the ingredients to be ground into a smooth paste using little water.
  • Clean and wash the rice. Soak it for about 20 minutes.
  • Par boil the rice with salt.
  • Spread the rice in a big plate and cool completely. Keep aside.
  • Deep fry half the onions till golden in colour.
  • Keep it aside for garnishing.
  • In a heavy bottom vessel saute the remaining onions on a low flame till golden in colour.
  • Add the prawns and turmeric powder to the sauted onions. Simmer.
  • Cook covered with a lid having some water over it. Gently mix once or twice.
  • When the prawns are half done add the finely chopped tomatoes and the ground masala paste.
  • Saute for few minutes till oil separates.
  • Add the potatoes. Simmer.
  • Cook till the potatoes are done.
  • Now add the beaten curds, salt and sugar.
  • Cook for another 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from fire.
  • To Arrange:
  • Lightly heat ghee in a big heavy bottomed vessel Arrange half the rice at the bottom of the handi.
  • Evenly spread out the prawns on the rice.
  • Cover the prawns with the remaining rice and garnish with the kept aside fried onions and finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • Keep on a pre-heated tava for about 20 minutes on a low flame.
  • Serve hot with cucumber raita and pickle.