Friday, June 5, 2009

PRAWNS BIRIYANI IN KERALA STYLE



Ingredients :

Basmati rice : 2Cup
Cinnamon : 2inch piece, crushed + 1/2 inch piece
Cardamom : 5pods + 2
Pepper : 4
Cumin seeds : 1/2tsp + 1/4tsp
Cloves : 5 + 2
Coriander seeds : 1/2tsp + 1/4tsp
Mint leaves : 10
Coriander leaves : 5bunch, chopped
Onions : 1 1/2, medium, thin sliced
Turmeric powder : 1pinch
Lime juice : 2tsp
Curd : 1/4Cup
Oil : 5tsp
Ghee 3tsp + 6tsp



To marinate :


Shrimp \Prawn shelled and deveined : 500g
Green chillies/Ginger/Garlic paste : 1 1/2tsp
Red chilly powder: 2 1/2tsp
Turmeric Powder : 3/4tsp
Yogurt : 1/4cup
Salt

To Garnish :

Cashew : 25g
Raisins :25g
Onion : 1/2, sliced
Green Peas : 1/4Cup(Optional)
Ghee : 3tsp




Method :


1. Clean the shrimp and pat dry it.

2. Marinate shrimp in Red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, yogurt and green chilli/garlic/ginger paste. Keep in refrigerator for minimum of 4 hours.

3. In a saucepan, heat 3tsp ghee and 5tsp oil. Add 2pods cardamom, 2cloves, 1/4tsp cumin seeds, 1/4stp coriander seeds. Now add the marinated shrimp and shallow fry it. Keep aside the fried shrimps.

4. Wash and soak rice for 15minutes. In the same Saucepan heat 6tsp ghee and add thinly sliced onions and pinch of salt. Saute until golden brown and remove from the oil and set aside.

5. Now add the shallow fried prawns, 1/4 cup curd, thinly sliced onions(Step 4), and a pinch mint and coriander leaves. Cook for 4 to 5minutes in low flame and combine it well. Add salt if needed. Keep aside.

6. In the same pan, Boil the rice separately in 4Cups of water with whole spices and salt in the same sauce pan and bring to a boil. Cover pan with a tight lid. When the rice is 80% done, drain the rice in a strainer\colander or remove the lid and let it become dry.

7. Now in a steamer make layers using rice and shrimp masala. Add lime juice. Cover tightly and Cook for 5minutes.

8. Mix Layers. If you want to make it colorful add boiled peas.

9. Now to garnish the biriyani, in a saucepan heat ghee and add cashews and then raisins. Roast it and keep aside. Add the onion slice and fry them till it becomes brown in color.

10. Before serving mix completely and garnish with the onion, cashew and Raisins ans 2 to 3 shrimp on top.

I am sending this to R
avishing Rice started by Nags and Meeta.

52 comments:

  1. Oh my such a gorgeous click...looks sooo good dear :)

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  2. Beautiful pictures and presentation!!

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  3. Can you parcel me a big bag full of this and send to me.
    Looks so yummy.

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  4. Thanks Pari and Raks.. :)
    Happy cook, i just sent it.... microwave it and have :)

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  5. beautiful click Lena... looks so great n shrimp biryani looks delicious :)

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  6. Uh..wat a click Lena..i am not a fan of prawns,but photo kanditte kothiyavunnu...looks yummmmmm

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  7. Thats simply yummilicious...nice photo :)

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  8. Thanks Padma, Vrinda and Gita..... :)

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  9. Wow Lena... delicious prawn biriyani!!! gorgeous click & presentation dear :)

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  10. The prawn biriyani looks so delicious Lena! Esp loved the look of well marinated fried prawns! Looks heavenly!

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  11. Thats really mouthwatering and looks yumm

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  12. Lovely post!! nice clicks! And what a coincidence! Even we made prawn biriyani today!! :)

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  13. Thanks Swapna, Pooja, Pavithra, Priti and Ria.. :)

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  14. You made me go crave for seafood now! Very yummmy picture!

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  15. Mouthatering dish..tempting pictures!

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  16. God torturous you food bloggers are....just went out and had a fully foreign land dinner paying an enormous bill, tipping the waiter and telling myself will not drag my family to a restaurant for another month to justify my laziness to cook. And now I open your blog and you post this Kerala Biryani and I feel as if I have not eaten for the past 5 years...penne pics kandittu vellam oorunnu vayil..Mindilla ninodu...

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  17. Thanks Divya, Priya, Mangala and Sakshi.. :)

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  18. Sakshi...that was a lovely comment.. :)
    mindillennu parayaruthu.. :)

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  19. Lena i am very very sorry for the award matter, seriously i somehow missed it. Extremely sorry for that and please check my blog now. Thanks for letting me know. Hope ur not feeling sad hah...

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  20. Oh wow looks absolutely drool worthy.....this is one of my favourite ways to indulge....with prwans.....fully flavourful....

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  21. hey lena,
    Amazingly beautiful click!!prawn biryani is a rarity at home...love the kerala style...ur dishes make me drool sweetie :)
    Enjoy!
    TC

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  22. Looks yummy,will try soon and let u know

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  23. Thanks Pavithra, KF, Suparna and Sandhya.. :)

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  24. wow...biriyani looks yummy..i am so hungry now and man your pic makes me drool...

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  25. Wow - 1st time here...What a lovely site. U make me hungry! The prawn birani looks sooo good

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  26. looks yummy.. Morever foods m havin frm here irritate me a lot by seeing ur lovely dishes

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  27. Thanks Renuka, HCOF and Nish.... :)

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  28. Wow..this is so wonderful...beautiful click...

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  29. Lena! that looks amazingly yummy. you are going to send it to my monthly mingle on rice, right? :)

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  30. Thanks Ramya and Nags//... :)Sureely im going to send this Nags.. :)

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  31. Wow ...What a delicious post . Looking great .

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  32. biryani looks delicious,..mouthwatering

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  33. Craving for that biryani while seeing the pictures itself. Nice recipe.

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  34. Awesome pics...looks yumm!!

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  35. yummy yummy Lena........nice clicks!!

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  36. Thanks Dolon, Trupti, Vikz, Chitra, Aruna and Rush... :)

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  37. Lena...biriyani looks delicious...great recipe.. :)

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  38. delicious prawns biriyani Lena.. :) as usual snap is just suerb... :)

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  39. What a lovely click, love prawns in all forms...this is such a droolworthy picture.

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  40. thats a perfect entries lena for both the events

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  41. prawns biryani really tempting me..first time here...wonderful space you have..diff recipes..thanks for stopping by..keep going with your tasty dishes..

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  42. Thanks Lavanya, Jenni, Malar, Preety and LAvanya.. :)

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  43. looks so yummyyy....................

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  44. thats a great click da..so yummy rice..mmmmmm..:)..but what are green peas used for in marinade?

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  45. Wow...that looks so yumm...wish I could have that for dinner right now. You have a great blog here...keep going!

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