Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Shrimp/ Prawn Biryani

When it comes to biryani, it's always the most welcome in our family among any food. Also when it comes to any special occasion , Biryani is something which comes first.  When you have Briyani in your meals, it's definitely considered as a Royal feast.
To us briyani with mutton, chicken, vegetables or fish,anything we just enjoy it to the core.  To be honest , among all the foods sometimes I find Biryani as easy preparation, if it's a pressure cooker version.  It's a one pot dish, it's special, delicious and just a simple raita is enough to accompany a briyani, unlike other dishes, you don't have to prepare so many sides.

This recipe is a very simple shrimp/ prawn biryani.  Shrimps are more easily available than prawns, so you can use shrimps but a good quality and a good size prawns would be the best.  Don't use this same recipe to prepare mutton or chicken biryani, since the spices is bit different for this prawn biryani.  Hope you all enjoy making this simple prawn biryani in your own kitchen.


Ingredients:
Rice- 2 cups
Prawns- 1/2 kg
Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp.
Onion- 1 big sized ( finely sliced )
Tomato- 2 medium sized  ( finely chopped )
Green chilly- 2 slit lengthways
Coriander and mint leaves-  2 tbsp ( chopped )
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Coriander powder- 3 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Curd- 2 tbsp
Bay leaves- 1
Curry leaves- 5 to 10 leaves
Cinnamon stick- 1/2 inch stick
Fennel seeds- 1 tsp
Oil / Ghee- 3 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method:
Clean and wash the prawns well.  Mix it with salt and turmeric powder and set aside.  Heat oil/ ghee in a pressure cooker .  Add cinnamon stick, bay leaves, curry leaves and fennel seeds.  Let it fry for less than a minute, then add the finely sliced onions and ginger garlic paste.  Stir well with a spatula.  Add a pinch of salt to this onion, this helps the onion to cook faster.  Once the onion turns light brown in colour, add tomatoes and stir well.  Cover the cooker with a lid, keep the flame in medium to low and cook the tomatoes until they become soft and mushy.
Now add the prawns and stir well, add turmeric, chilly and coriander powder mix it well. Cover the cooker with the lid, keep the flame in medium and cook it until the prawns are cooked.  Now add the curd, coriander and mint leaves, finally add salt to taste.  Cover it and cook for few minutes until you get a nice thick gravy.  Now add rice and 3 cups of water.  Pressure cook for 2 whistles.  Let it rest for few minutes.  Remove the lid and give a gentle stir to mix the spices evenly with rice.  Serve warm with raita.

Sending this spicy biryani to Royal feast- Biryani and Kerala Kitchen Event hosted by Palakkad Chamayal.


42 comments:

Az said...

Thank you for posting this recipe sister. I wanted to make shrimp biryani for so long but couldn't find a good recipe.

I am not a big fan of shrimp but my hubby loves it. I must try this. SOON!

divya said...

super tempting dish tempts me a lot,mouthwatering here..wishing you and your family happy new year 2012.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious recipe...Had this only ones...Loved your preparation and presentation...Happy New Year..

manjooo said...

it is looking soo good :)...yummm

Suja said...

Mouthwatering biryani..looks so inviting..

Love and other Spices said...

Shrimp is one of my favorites and no better way to use it other than in a biryani!

Sravs said...

wow very yummy and tempting biryani !! looks really delicious !!

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Amy said...

Looks delicious and so flavorful!

Julie said...

very delicious biriyani to start the year..
wishing you a happy 2012 !!

Erivum Puliyum

anthony stemke said...

This really looks good, I love the ingredients.

Amina Khaleel said...

Shrimp biryani looks delicious... and the pics are fantastic.... we also make biryani the same way.. but have never tried with shrimps... would surely give it a try..

faseela said...

wow...superb biriyani...

Indu said...

Love prawns, love biriyani. This is just too good!

Ramya said...

seafood biriyani is my fave. urs look awwesome

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

We are hard core Briyani fans..Your briyani looks super delicious !!!

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so tempting.. Lovely presentation.

Rashida shaikh said...

Thank u for the visual treat!
Delicious & tempting Prawn Biryani.

Rita said...

What a perfect meal; looks wonderful
Rita

Lecker and Yummy Recipes said...

i just love shrimp biriyani.... looks very tempting :)

cik cek said...

Emmm...sedapnya...selalu buiat nasi beryani daging @ ayam...leh cuba resepi ni nanti...:)

Priya said...

Yum yum,super tempting and highly irresistible briyani,makes me hungry.

Aarthi said...

YUMMY dish..Will try it soon..

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

Priya's Feast said...

I luv seafood biryani...luv the click as always..Happy new year ayesha

schmetterlingwords said...

Prawn is something that gels well with spices and also cooks fast. I love prawn curries, but haven't tried making Biryani. This one is sure to be tried!! Thanks dear :)

beti said...

I have never heard about biryani but it looks fantastic, it's a complete meal

Ambika said...

Lovely post!! And awesome photographs!

Viki's Kitchen said...

I want to do this briyani for a long time....my most favorite too. Looks so delicious dear....yummy!

Rinku Naveen said...

Happy New Year Ayeesha. Prawn Biriyani is my fav. Like it more that chicken :) It looks delicious n mouthwatering..

Pavithra said...

Beautifully captured and textured who don't love this...absolutely yumm :)

Christy Gerald said...

Delish luking Biryani Dear.My H will luv it!.

Sumi said...

drooling over the picture...great recipe.

Prathima Rao said...

A royal & inviting biryani!!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Katerina said...

I love shrimps and this biryani looks really tempting and appetizing!

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Chandrani said...

Prawn biriyani looks awesome.

Swagmamav said...

Tried this recipe as mentioned and it just smells and tastes yumm. Thanks for sharing!!

Pradeepm007 said...

Really Great-Pradeep M

Pradeepm007 said...

I tried and its really great. Most of my friends here using your blog

Anonymous said...

tried this and
came out great, the fennel seeds give a great flavor to the biriyani!!

Sashi said...

Very many thanks for this simple and delicious recipe. Cant wait for the pressure cooker to cool down to relish the warm biriyani! Thanks you soooooooooo much,
Sashi

Sashi said...

Cant wait for the pressure cooker to cool down and relish the warm biriyani! Thanks very much for sharing this delicious recipe.
Cheers,
Sashi

Sashi said...

Very many thanks for this simple and delicious recipe. Cant wait for the pressure cooker to cool down to relish the warm biriyani! Thanks you soooooooooo much,
Sashi

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