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April 29, 2020
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Prep Time                 Cook Time                    Yield
30 Mins                     30 Mins                        Serves 4

Main Ingredient

Other Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon plain vinegar
  • 1 cup Basmati rice (240 ml)
  • 4 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup onions, sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 inch piece ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 sprigs mint leaves, chopped
  • 6 sprigs coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup plain curd / yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 teaspoon butter

How to Make It

  • Clean and devein the prawns and add it to a bowl. Add in the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and vinegar. Mix well and let the prawns marinate for 20 minutes.
  • Just before starting to cook, wash and soak the basmati rice in water. Aged basmati rice works well.
  • Heat coconut oil in a pressure cooker. Add in the marinated prawns. Do not add any water. Let the prawns cook in its own juices. Remove the prawns after 3-4 minutes and set aside on a bowl.
  • In the same oil used for frying prawns, add in the onions. Add in the salt and saute for 2-3 minutes till the onions are soft. Add in the crushed ginger-garlic-green chillies. Saute for 3-4 minutes till the onions are nicely brown.
  • Add in the tomatoes, mint leaves, coriander leaves and the curd.
  • Add in the garam masala powder. Cover the pan with a lid and let it simmer for about 10 minutes on a medium flame till the tomatoes are cooked and mushy.
  • After 10 minutes, you would notice that the oil is seperated and the masalas are well cooked.
  • Add back the prawns and butter. You can use ghee if you do not have butter.
  • Add in the hot water. The rice-water ratio I have used is 1 rice:1.5 water.
  • Drain the soaked rice and add it to the cooker. Mix well.
  • Cover the cooker and cook for exactly two whistles on medium flame. (About 7-8 minutes). Remove the cooker from heat and wait for the pressure from the cooker to settle.
  • Tasty prawn biryani is ready. Serve hot.

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