Wednesday 6 July 2016

Prawn Biryani Recipe– Easy and Quick Prawn Biryani/Eral Recipe/How to make Eral/Prawn Biryani with step by step photos

Wishing all my Muslim friends and readers a Wonderful and a Lovely Ramadan – Eid Mubarak. Today, on this special day I am going to share a very simple, quick and tempting prawn biryani. This recipe is a long time requested recipe from my readers and its a special dedication to all of you.  Do try out this prawn biryani and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Prawn Recipe here and other Non-VegetarianBiryanis/Pulavs/Gravies/Varuvals/Appetizers here.

Here’s how to make Prawn Biryani with step by step photos…

Basmati Rice
2 cups
2 big sliced
Green Chillies
4-5 Split Lengthwise
2 chopped finely
Ginger Garlic Paste
2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp
Coriander Powder
2 tsp
Mint Leaves/Pudhina
One handful
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves
One handful
As needed

To Marinate
300 gms
Ginger Garlic Paste
1 tsp
2 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder
2 tsp
Coriander Powder
1 tsp
Turmeric Powder
½ tsp
Lemon Juice
1 tbsp
Little just for the prawns

For Tempering
Oil + Ghee
3 tbsp
Fennel Seeds
1 tsp
Cinnamon Sticks
Bay Leaf
Star Anise
Kal Pasi
One small piece
Cashew nuts [optional]
Clean and de-vein the prawns. Wash the prawns thoroughly with water at least 4-5times and keep it aside. Finally wash with turmeric powder and keep it aside.

Add all the ingredients mentioned under “marinate” to the prawns and mix thoroughly. Keep it aside for 30-40 minutes.

Wash the basmati rice and soak it for 10 minutes. Drain the water and keep it aside.

Heat oil+ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel/pressure cooker, add ingredients mentioned under tempering one by one. [fennel seeds, cinnamon sticks, cardamom, bay leaves, star anise, kal pasi and fry for about a minute or until nice aroma fills the room. If you are adding cashew nuts make sure they just turn golden brown colour.

Add the sliced onions, green chillies and saute till they turn golden brown colour.

Add the ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell vanishes.

Now add the chopped tomatoes and fry until they turn mushy.

Add half of the chopped coriander leaves, mint leaves and saute well.

Add the marinated prawns along with the masala and let it cook for few minutes.

Along with it add the red chilli powder(1tsp), coriander powder (2 tsp), salt and mix well.

Now the prawns would have cooked and raw smell of the masala powders would have vanished and will look like a gravy.

Add about 3 cups of water to the prawns, rest of the chopped cilantro and mint leaves.

Let it come to boil, now add the basmati rice to it, and check the salt and adjust it at this point.

Close the lid and cook on dum for about 15 minutes and switch off the stove. Cook only on medium flame and not on high.

Open the lid and check if the rice is cooked, if not cook on dum for another 2-3 minutes and switch off the stove.

Yes, delicious, spicy and flavourful Prawn Biryani is ready to be enjoyed.

I have used water to cook the rice, you can use 2 cups of coconut milk + one cup of water which will make the biryani tastier.
Adjust the spice level according to your family needs and taste.

Serve this flavorful biryani with slice of lemon and a bowl of onion/cucumber raita.

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