January 10, 2014

Prawn green biryani


Ingredients :

  1. Basmati rice - 1 1/2 cups
  2. Water - 1  cup
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Oil - 2 tbsp
  5. Prawns - 15 nos
  6. Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
  7. Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
  8. Cinnamon stick - 1 no
  9. Cloves - 4 nos
  10. Cardamom - 3 nos
  11. Bay leaf - 1 no
  12. Onion - 1 large sized (fined chopped)
  13. Star anise - 1 no
  14. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
To grind :
  1. Coconut grated - 1/2 cup
  2. Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
  3. Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
  4. Garlic - 4 pods
  5. Ginger - 1 inch pc
  6. Green chillies (to spice)-  I used 5 now

Method :

1.   Marinate the cleaned prawns with 1 tbsp lemon juice & salt.  Keep aside.  Also soak the basmati rice in the water for at least 10 mins & drain thoroughly.

2.   Grind together the coconut grated, mint leaves, coriander leaves, garlic pods, ginger & green chillies to smooth paste.  Keep aside.

3.   Heat oil in the heavy bottomed pan, add cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, star anise, cumin seeds. bay leaf & chopped onion.  Saute till tender.

4.   Add the grounded masala.  Mix well and add prawns.  Add basmati rice, water & coconut milk.  Add salt to taste & 1 tbsp of lemon juice.  Cover & cook the rice till done.  Garnish with coriander leaves.



Serve warm.

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