Shrimp/Prawn Biryani

Ingredients:
  • 20 prawns
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 11/2 cup water
  • 1 cup onion(thinly chopped)
  • 3/4 cup tomato(finely chopped)
  • 2 inch ginger
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 1 green chilly
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp anise seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick (small)
  • 3 cloves
  • kesari powder a pinch
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 4 tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 2 tsp ghee or dalda
  • salt to taste
Method:
  • Clean the prawns.
  • Grind the ginger, garlic and anise seeds into a fine paste.
  • Add oil in the pressure cooker and heat it.
  • Add cinnamon stick, cloves and fry it for a few seconds.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste, mint leaves, coriander leaves, onion and tomato and fry it well.
  • Add the prawns and fry it for a minute.
  • Then add turmeric powder, chilli powder, 11/2 cups of water, salt and rice and stir it well.
  • Close the cooker with the lid and turn the flame to medium high.
  • Once you get the pressure, put the weight on the cooker and turn the flame to medium low and keep it for 8 minutes.
  • After 8 minutes remove the cooker from the stove and keep it aside.
  • After 10 minutes remove the lid and stir the rice well and serve it with onion raita.

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