Friday, May 1, 2015

Prawn Briyani | Eral Briyani | Shrimp Briyani

Shrimp Briyani

Shrimp Briyani


For prawn marination:

1 lb prawn (washed, shell removed and deveined)

1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
Salt to taste

For Fragrant rice:

2 cup long grain Basmathi rice (soaked in water for 30 minutes)

6 cup water
1 cinnamon stick
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp cumin seed 
1/2 tsp whole pepper
2 Mace
1 tbsp oil / ghee
1 tsp salt

For Briyani:

2 onion, chopped finely

1 tomato. chopped finely
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 cup thick curd
1 tsp red chilli powder
2 tsp coriander powder
Salt to taste
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
Whole garam masala ( 2 bayleaf, 2 cinnamon small stick, 1 star aniseed)
oil for frying prawn

For Garnishing:

1 cup fried onion

chopped cilantro and mint leaves
A pinch of Orange food color mixed with 2 tbsp of water


Shrimp Briyani

Take a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients mentioned under marination. Mix all well and let it marinade for 15 minutes.

Shrimp Briyani

Heat ghee in big vessel on medium heat, add whole garam masala into it.

When you get the aroma of whole garam masala, pour 6 cups of water and add salt in it.

Once it begins to boil , add soaked basmathi rice.

cook uncovered until the rice is 90% cooked.

Drain water using colander / filter and keep the rice aside.

Shrimp Briyani

Heat oil in pan over medium heat, add marinated prawns into it. Fry till it half cooked. Then take out the shrimps from pan and set aside.

Shrimp Briyani

In the same pan, add whole garam masala and fry for a minute.

Add onion, ginger garlic paste and tomato, close the pan with its lid and cook until it become soft and mushy.

Add spice powders and salt, mix all well..

Add in curd and chopped cilantro an mint leaves, cook for sometime.

When oil oozes out around the edges of the pan, add in fried shrimps and close the lid and cook for about 5 minutes.

Shrimp Briyani

Now layer the fragrant rice over the briyani masala and garnish with fried onions, chopped cilantro, mint leaves and pour orange food color on top of the rice.

Close the lid and cook in medium flame for 10 minutes and then reduce the flame to low, cook for 5 minutes.

Switch off the flame, let it sit for another 15 minutes ( Do not open the lid)

Fluff the rice gently with fork and serve with your choice of Raita.

Shrimp Briyani


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