Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Shrimp Briyani!

Shrimp Briyani!

Shrimp Briyani or Prawn Pulao. I was introduced to this seafood and its delicacies by my friends at university. Being a Briyani fan, I loved this one too. It is easier and faster to cook than other meat briyani's.

Serving Tip: Onion Lemon Salad, Raita and Coriander Chutney. No Curries please!

Preparation Time: 10 Mins
Cooking Time: 40 Mins


20-30 Medium Size Shrimp
2 Small Onion Sliced
3-4 Green Chillies Chopped
2-3 Spoons Ginger Garlic Paste
3 Garlic Cloves Sliced
2-3 Bay Leaves
3 Cloves
2 Cardamom
3-4 Black Pepper Corns
1/2 tbsp Jeera
2 Cups Basmati Rice
Cooking Oil
1 tbsp Coriander Powder
1tbsp turmeric Powder
1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
3 tbsp Lemon Juice
Briyani Masala - 1-2 tbsp (MDH/Kitchen King/Shaan/Any good Brand)

Optional: Deep fry one small sliced onion until crispy. Put it on a kitchen towel and dry. You can also buy French Fried Onions Box from Grocery Stores(Ready to Use and Cheap).


1. Wash, de-vein and de-tail the shrimps. Marinate Shrimp with salt, turmeric Powder, Red Chili Powder and 2 tbsp Lemon Juice. Set this aside.

2. In a pan. heat 2 tbsp oil. Add jeera, Bay leaves, whole spices. Fry for a 1 minute until roasted and fragrant. Add green chili, chopped garlic and sliced onions. Fry till onions are translucent and pink.

3. Add the Shrimp Marinade to the Pan. Cook on a medium flame for 5-7 mins or until shrimps are done. Add Briyani masala, left lemon juice and salt to taste. Soak Rice in water for 7-8 mins.

4. Now add soaked rice, double the water and shrimp into a pan or rice cooker.
If cooking in pan, cook on low flame for best result. You can cover the pan, once water starts boiling.

Granish Briyani with fresh coriander and serve with Raita.
Optional: Granish with Fried Onion's for best result.


Unknown said...

they all look sooooooo mouth watering...
But are they really so???? ;)
Generally seeing is believing...but for Food....Only Eating is Believing

Hitashi said...

@Debargha - I am glad you liked it. Nice Quote.

Unknown said...

I am both a Shrimp and Biryani-maniac...:)so Shrimp-Biryaniiiiiiiiii...its synonymous to Heaven...:)

memories_neha said...

Please post Some veg recipesss also

Hitashi said...

@ Deb - I am requesting God to put this stuff in the heaven menu. Lets hope it works. Just in case, you do things wrong. I have requested him for a special entree on HELL MENU too. :D Thanks :)

@ Neha - I am working on veggie stuff. Next few posts will be veggie for sure.