Prawn Biriyani

Ingredients :

Basmati Rice – 2 cup
Water – 4 cups
Pealed and divined prawns – 1 cup
Onion diced – 2 (big)
Tomato diced – 2 (small)
Green chilies – 4 spited
Ginger garlic paste – 3tspn
Cinnamon stick – 3 inch piece
Cardamom – 4
Cloves – 4
Bay leaf – 1
Nutmeg – 2 pinch
Coriander powder - 2 tspn
Red chili powder - 1/2 tspn
Mint leaves – 1 bunch
Coriander leaves – ½ bunch
Lemon Juice – 1 tbspn
Salt as required
Butter – 2tbspn
Oil – 2tbspn

Garnishing :

Coriander leaves – few
Lemon wedges - few

Procedure :

In a pressure cooker heat the oil with ghee. Then add the bay leaf, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick. After they splutter add half of the mint leaves to the oil. Then add the onions, tomato and green chilies and saute them. Then add the ginger garlic paste and saute it for some time. Then put the prawns with red chili powder, nutmeg, coriander powder and salt. In the mean while rice should be soaked for 10 mins. Then add the soaked rice to the pressure cooker and saute it for 2 mins. Then pour the measured water (4 cups). Add lemon juice to it and then put coriander leaves and mint leaves. Now close the pressure cooker and allow the pressure cooker to give one whistle sound. Then turn off the pressure cooker.
Then transfer it into a serving bowl and garnish it with coriander leaves and lemon wedges.

Handy Tips :

If lemon is not available then we can use ¼ cup of curd.

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