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Monday, January 4, 2010

Prawn Biryani/ Era Biryani

Ingredients for Rice
Basmati Rice-500gms
Onion Big( sliced)-3
Tomatoes Big( chopped)-2
Ginger( peeled and chopped)-2"
Garlic cloves-6 to 7
Green chillys-5( +/- depending on the hot and spiciness of biryani)
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Mint leaves( chopped)-1bunch
Coriander leaves( chopped)-1bunch
Green Cardamom-2
Star anise-1
Mace/Javitri-Very few
Oil or Ghee required

Ingredients for Prawn marination
Ginger and Garlic paste-1tbsp
Chilly powder-2tsp
Thick Curd/Yogurt-1/2cup
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Salt-1 1/2tsp

Marinade the prawns in the above said marination ingredients for at least 2hours( if possible marinade the prawns overnight in the refrigerator for more taste). Soak the basmati rice in water for 1/2 an hour. Take a handful of sliced onions and set aside for garnishing the biryani. In a mixer, grind the ginger-2", garlic-6 and green chilly-5 into a smooth and fine paste. Next heat enough oil or ghee in a pressure cooker, add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, star anise and javitri. Fry until the aroma rises and add the rest of sliced onions. Saute till the onions turns pink, now add the ground ginger, garlic and green chilly paste and fry until the raw smell leaves. Add the tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are mashed. Now add the marinaded prawns along with the marination. Add turmeric powder and season with salt, next add the mint and coriander leaves. Cover the cooker with lid and allow the prawns and gravy to cook for 3mins. Now measure the required water for basmati rice and add it to the gravy. Check the seasoning, bring the gravy to boil and add the soaked basmati rice. Mix well and again cover the cooker with lid and cook until the rice is done. Garnish with onions and mint leaves. Serve hot with any curry or raita of your choice.


Priya said...

Mouthwatering dish, am hungry now!!

Aps said...

Congrats on ur 150th post.... Keep blogging nd rock

SUFFIX said...

My favorite Prawn Biryani!! So Yummy.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wow...awesome snap Mye..i had uploaded it before 2months..this looks beautiful... :)

Sushma Mallya said...

congraz on ur 150th post,wish u see many more yummy dishes like this biryani...looks so nice with prawns..

prasu said...

wow..........................delicious dear.

Soma Pradhan said...

Really Delicious prawn biryani...make me hungry now...I love shrimps

Vrinda said...

Congrats on ur 150th post dear,keep rocking...Biryani lokks yummm

Angie's Recipes said...

What a great prawn stir-fried rice! Just mouthwatering.

Gulmohar said...

Congrats !!! Great job Mye..Prawns fried rice is one of my favs..looks awesome :-)

Uma said...

Congrats on the milestone!! Belated wishes for a happy new year 2010 to you and your family :)

kothiyavunu said...

My all time fav..looks so tempting..feel like having some Mythreyi

Sarah Naveen said...

Wow!!! So yummy da..!!
Wanna have some now..OOh..I m drooling
Congrats on your 150th post

Shri said...

Thanks for the wishes, Mye!Wish you and your family a wonderful 20102 too!

Padma said...

Looks mouthwatering. Nice click and congrats on your 150th post.

My Experiments with Food said...

What a lovely pic!
And congrats on the 150th post. Looking forward to many more such delightful recipes from your space.

San!!! said...

Yum biryani da.That too for the freezing cold dishes like this will definitely be so warm to taste n enjoy to the fullest.Iam so awestruck.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Mouth-watering prawn briyani...looks sos delicious and my daughter will finish the plate in no time my dear....

sree said...

WOW...surely a treat for u r tastebuds!!!!!!

sangi said...

Congrats on ur 150th post dear!
prawn biriyani kalakkan he he!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Congrats dear. A great way to celebrate the post with this yummy biryani. It looks perfect n delicious.

my kitchen said...

Delicious prawn briyani,yum yum

Good Pediatrician in Chennai said...

Biryani looks lovely and delicious. Thanks for the detailed recipe. Will try this soon.