Sunday, December 12, 2010
malabar prawns biriyani
cleaned and deveinated prawns-500gms[1/2kg]
oil for frying-200ml
chopped coriander leaves-1 bunch
chopped pudina leaves-1handfull
garam masala pdr-1tsp
Ingredients for marinating prawns
red chilly pdr-1tsp
turmeric pdr-1/2tsp salt-to taste
grind this to a coarse paste.
marinate the prawns and fry them in oil.it should not be crispy.keep them aside.in the remaining oil saute onions till its golden brown in colour.then add the ground paste.when it is sauted add tomatoes and saute till oil oozes out from this.after that add thecurdand saute.then add the chopped coriander and mint leaves,garam masala pdr,fried prawns and salt.saute it for sometime.turn off heat and keep it aside.now the masala for biriyani is ready.next step is the preparation of rice
for that cook rice till it is 3/4th done.add the lemon juice to this so that the rice does not stick to each other.drain and keep aside.
next step is the DUM or layering stage.for this preheat oven to 160.in a heavy bottom vessel add half of the cooked rice.then above that add a little ghee.then add half of the prepared masala.above that add rice.repeat layering till everything is done.on the top add some coriander leasves.,ghee.v can also add some fried onions and nuts.i avoided this as my son doesnt like this.close the lid and bake for 30min.ur delicious biriyani is ready.serve hot.