Saturday, March 27, 2010


Prawns gravy Ingredients:
Shrimp/ Prawns1kg
Ginger Garlic paste2 tbsp
Chilly powder1tbsp
Turmeric½ tsp
Saltto taste
Oil¼ cup
  • Add tsp turmeric, lime juice or curd to peeled prawns. Mix and leaves for 10-15 minutes. Wash thoroughly for 2-3 times in fresh water and drain well.
  • In a bowl, add gin-gar paste, chilly powder, turmeric and salt. Mix well and add ½ cup of water and cook till prawns are dry.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Drop boiled prawns and fry nicely in the oil. Fry till prawns are turned into semi-crispy and fried golden in color. Off the flame and keep aside
For Biryani:
Prawns (above fried prawns)

Basmati Rice5 cups (rice cooker cup)
Ginger Garlic paste2 tbsp
Saltto taste
Green Chillies10-12 (grind into coarse paste)
Onions2 cups (sliced)
Coconut and poppy seeds pasteCoconut grated - 50 g
Poppy seeds - 2tbsp
(combine and grind into fine paste)
Whole garam masalaCloves - 12 ,
Cardamom - 8,
Cinnamon - inch size pieces 4,
(blend into coarse powder) and

Bay leaves - 3
2 tbsp
2 tbsp
Water7 ½ cups (1 : 1½ )
Mint cup
Coriander leavescup
  • Soak Basmati rice in more water for 30minutes before preparing biryani. After 30 minutes drain the water well and keep aside
  • Heat oil and ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel.
  • Fry bay leaves and coarse powdered garam masala  for a minute.
  • Now add onions and fry till onions are translucent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and green chillies paste. Fry till gin-gar paste leaves its raw smell.
  • Add poppy seeds and coconut paste. And fry till oil separates.
  • Add measured water (7½ cups) and salt to taste.
  • When water comes to boiling stage, add soaked rice (drain well) and stir. Cover and cook on medium high flame for 5 minutes. When you remove the lid,  the rice in now 1/4 or half cooked.
  • Add fried prawns along with oil and fried gravy, chopped mint and coriander leaves. Stir and turn down the flame to low and place it on  hot tawa. Cover and cook on low flame for 20 to 30 minutes (or) till rice is soft.
       Coventional Oven:      
  • When rice is 1/4 (or) half cooked add fried prawns, mint and cilantro. Stir and transfer to greased  oven proof pan. 
  • Cover with foil and bake at 400 F for 20minutes (or) till rice soft                                                        

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