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    Published On : Fri, Oct 23rd, 2015
    Recepies | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Shrimp Biryani

    shrimp biriyani MIngredients
    Shrimps(Prawns) – 1 lb
    Basmati rice – 2 cups
    Onion – 1(thinly sliced)
    Green Chilly – 2 (minced)
    Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tbsp
    Tomato – 2 ( crished/finely diced)
    Lemon – 1
    Coriander leaves – handful
    Mint leaves – handful (optional)
    Chilly powder – 2 tsp
    Coriander powder – 1 tsp
    Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
    Curd – 1/2 cup
    Salt – to taste
    Cloves – 4
    Cinnamon stick – 1 piece
    Cardamom – 2 pods
    Bay leaf – 1
    Star anise – 1
    Ghee – 2 tblsp
    Oil – 2 tblsp

    1.Devein and clean the shrimps and rinse with water thoroughly.
    2.Add 1 tsp of chilly powder, 1/2 tsp of coriander powder, a pinch of turmeric powder, 1 tbsp of ginger-garlic paste, curd and salt.Toss everything together and keep it aside.
    3.Heat ghee and oil in a deep pan and add cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf, star anise and cloves.
    4.Add onions and fry till it becomes golden brown. Add the remaining ginger-garlic paste and green chilly and fry for 2-3 mins, until the raw smell disappears.
    5.Add the tomatoes along with the rest of the chilly powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and fry till a nice spicy paste is formed.
    6.Add part of the chopped coriander leaves saving a part for garnishing. Add chopped mint leaves and fry for another minute.
    7.Add the shrimp mixture to this paste and fry for 2 minutes. Overcooking the shrimp will make it rubbery.
    8.Put this mixture into a rice cooker along with rice and 3 cups water.Pour the juice of a whole lemon on top.
    9.Once the biryani is done, put it into an oven safe tray. Heat it for 10-15 minutes in a 350 degree oven to remove the excess liquid.(optional)
    10.Grnish with cilantro and fried shrimp and serve with some raita.

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