Plain Prawn Biryani

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Total Time:
1.25 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Basmati rice - 500 g.
  • Prawns - 2 cups.
  • tomato - 4.
  • Onion - 3.
  • green chilli - 8.
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece.
  • Garlic - 6 flakes.
  • Coriander powder - 2 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
  • Coriander leaves - 1 small bunch.
  • Pudina (mint leaves) - a few.
  • Clove - 4.
  • Cardamom - 4.
  • Cashew - 8.
  • ghee / oil - 4 tbsp.
  • Salt - to taste.

How to Make Plain Prawn Biryani

  • Wash and soak the rice for 1/2 an hour. Drain it.
  • Grind ginger, garlic, green chilli, coriander powder, onion and coriander leaves, adding salt, into a paste.
  • Marinate the cleaned prawns with the paste for 15 mins.
  • In a pressure cooker, heat ghee / oil.
  • Add crushed spices, cashews, pudina leaves, chopped onion and saute, till golden brown.
  • Add the marinated prawn to this, and saute, till the oil separates.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and turmeric powder to it. Stir for a few seconds.
  • Now add rice and water in 1:1.5 cups ratio.
  • When its starts boiling, close the cooker, and cook in high pressure, for 5-7 mins.
  • Allow it to cool naturally.
  • Serve hot with raitha or salad.

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