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Monday, 6 February 2017

Bhatkal Prawns Biryani


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INGREDIENTS:
FOR THE RICE:
1.5 cups basmati rice soaked in water for 30 mins
2 cloves/ lavang
1 inch cinnamon/ dalchini
1 cardamom/ elaichi
2 bay leaves/ tej patta
Salt to taste
2 tsp oilNISHING:

 PROCEDURE:

  • Boil 4-5 cups water  in a broad vessel ,add all the ingredients and cook till the rice is cooked 75%
  • Drain the rice and keep aside
FOR GARNISHING YOU NEED:
1/4 cup deep fried onions
5 saffron strands soaked in 2 tblsp milk
chopped coriander and mint leaves
3 tsp ghee

INGREDIENTS FOR THE PRAWNS MASALA:
25 gms prawns cleaned and deviened
Marinate the prawns with 1 tsp red chilli pdr,1/2 tsp turmeric pdr and 1/2 tsp salt and keep aside
5-6 tsp ghee or oil
2 tsp shah jeera
2 sliced onions
3 slit green chillies
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 big tomato chopped
1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
1/4 cup chopped mint leaves
2 tblsp curds
1 tsp biryani masala pdr
Salt to taste

PROCEDURE:
  • Heat oil in a pan ,add shah jeera ,sliced onions  and fry untill it becomes translucent
  • Add green chillies ,ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes
  • Drop in the chopped tomatoes and fry till it becomes mushy
  • Now add the chopped mint and coriander leaves,fry for a minute
  • Add curds,mix well,followed by marinated prawns
  • Cook till the prawns are cooked
  • Add the biryani masala and toss well and your prawn masala is ready 
HOW TO ASSEMBLE BIRYANI:
  • In a thick bottomed vesse spread half portion of the prawns masala
  • Spread half portion of prepared rice over the masala 
  • Sprinkle some fried onions,chopped mint and coriander leaves
  • Repeat the same again and make layers
  • Finally pour the ghee and saffron milk over the rice in a circular motion 
  • Cover it with a tight lid and cook on dum for 20- 30 mins on a very low flame
  • And your yummy biryani is ready to serve
  • Enjoy it with any raita!!!
IMPORTANT NOTE:
While serving dont mix the masala and rice,serve it as layer!!
Substitute prawns with chicked,mutton or mushrooms!!


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