PRAWN ALMOND BIRIYANI


This biriyani made with fried prawns,and

blended with almond paste and other

inclusions was another lovely variation to

another shrimp biriyani, and a Sunday meal.

Check my previous post for another variation

https://calinskitchen.com/2014/11/24/prawn-biriyani/

Now to the recipe

INGREDIENTS

200 gm prawns

3 green chillies

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

8-10 almonds soaked

2 tomatoes

1 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp cummin seed powder

A handful of coriander leaves

1/4 tsp mace powder

1 cup fried onions

Mint leaves

1/4 cup curd

1 stick cinnamon

5 cloves

5 cardamons

1 tsp garam masala

Ghee + Coconut oil 3 tbsp

2 potatoes peeled and cut

250 gm basmati rice

1 cup milk / coconut milk

METHOD

Add chilli powder and salt to the washed and

cleaned prawns.

Heat a little oil , and fry the prawns and set

aside.Fry the potatoes in the same oil till 3/4th

done and set aside.

Grind the coriander leaves,green chillies and

almonds to a paste.

Cook the rice till 3/4th done with salt ,fennel

seeds( saunf)1 bay leaf ,1 tsp peppercorns ,salt .

Strain and set aside .

Now to the final assembly

•Heat oil and ghee ,and add whole spices.

•Next add tomatoes with salt and turmeric .

•Next add ginger-garlic paste,fried onions,the

remaining spices,curd and the potatoes.

•Lastly add prawns and cook for few minutes.

•Check for salt and remove from fire.

•Now take a wide based pot .

•Add a little ghee to the bottom of the pot.

•Put a little rice ,then the prawn masala ,fried

onions,sprinkle cut fresh mint leaves ,then

another layer of the rice .

•Simultaneously layer all the rice,curry,fried

onions and mint .

•Sprinkle milk on top .

•Cover and cook on a dum mode for 15

minutes.

•Add a tbsp of ghee after removing from fire .

•Serve with raita and your favourite side

dishes .

PRAWN BIRIYANI


Who doesn’t love prawns?Sea food lovers

favourite!

This is a recipe i tried sucessfully for Sunday

lunch with valathandu (banana stem)raita.

As prawn is known to be a heat producing

food, to mellow the heat i served with

valathandu raita ,which is a body cooling food!

For the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

500 gm basmati  rice

250-300 gm prawns(do not remove the heads

and tail in some of the prawns for added

flavour.)

4-5 whole green chillies(slit)

2 -3 onions sliced

2 big tomatoes

2-3 tblsp. curd

a pinch of saffron.

a small bunch of mint leaves

coriander leaves

1 lime

ghee

salt to taste

For grinding

1 inch piece ginger

6-8 pips of garlic

4-5 red chillies

4 cloves

1 inch piece cinnamon

3 cardamons

1 tsp.sea moss

1 tblsp.dried fenugreek leaves

1 tsp.cummin seeds

1/4 tsp.saunf

METHOD

Soak the rice for minimum 20 minutes

Grind all the ingredients listed for grinding and set aside.

Put 3-4 tblsp ghee in a flat bottomed pan,or pressure pan,and fry the sliced onions till golden brown.

Then add the green chillies,when the color of the chilli changes,add the chopped tomatoes,

Add the ground masalas with salt and prawns.

Add the mint leaves and fry further for 5-7 minutes.

Add curd and lime juice.Then add the drained rice and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Add water one inch above the rice level.

Seal with a tight cover and cook on a very slow flame for 20 -25 mins.

Remove after 10 minutes.

Add a little ghee on top before serving(2-3 tblsp.)and garnish with coriander leaves.