Shrimp Biryani

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 lb Shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 1 cup - Basmati Rice
  • 1 Medium chopped Onion
  • 1 inch Grated, Ginger Piece
  • 2 cloves Crushed Garlic
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 2/3 cup - Grated Coconut
  • 2 tsp - Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp - Lime Juice
  • 1 tbsp - Cashewnuts and Raisins
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/4 cup - Ghee or butter
  • 1 tsp - Salt or to taste

How to Make Shrimp Biryani

  • Soak the rice in normal water for 20 minutes.
  • Make a fine paste of green chilies, garam masala, ginger, garlic, cashew nuts & coconut.
  • In a pan, heat 3 tablespoons of butter or ghee and add half of the onions and fry until golden brown.
  • Add the paste to the onions and stir for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the shrimps and 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Mix well so that all the shrimps are coated with the cooked masala and cook on a low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a separate pan heat 2 tablespoons of butter or ghee and fry the bay leaves and add the remaining onions and fry until the onions are golden brown.
  • Add the rice and stir fry for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the peas, 1/2 tsp salt and 2 cup of water.
  • Put the lid on the pan and let it stay for 15 minutes or until the rice is almost done on a low flame.
  • Preheat the oven to 300 degree F.
  • In a serving bowl mix the shrimps and rice together.
  • Cover the bowl with the aluminium foil.
  • Put it in the oven for about 10-15 minutes.
  • When done add the lime juice and garnish the shrimp biryani with fried cashew nuts and raisins.