Prawn Biriyani or Shrimp Biriyani, also popularly known as Jheenga Biriyani is one of the easiest biriyanis to prepare.
This recipe doesn’t take more than 40 minutes to prepare because shrimps are easy to cook unlike mutton or chicken.
Prawns – 250-300gms
Oil: 1/4 cup
Shallots – 10
Ginger paste- 1tbsp
Garlic paste – 3tbsp
Green chilies – 3
Tomatoes – 2 chopped
Turmeric – 1/2tsp
Chili powder – 1/2tsp
Black pepper powder – 1/4tsp
Thick coconut milk- 1 cup
Coriander chopped- 1/2 cup
Lime juice- 2tbsp
Ghee – 1/4 cup
Rice- 4 cups
Cardamom pods – 4 crushed
Cloves – 4
Heat oil in a large pan. Add shallots and sauté till light brown.
Add ginger and garlic paste, green chilies and chopped tomatoes. Stir and fry for a couple of minutes.
Add turmeric, chili and pepper powders and sauté till oil is visible.
Add prawns and salt and cook for 5 minutes.
Add coconut milk, fresh coriander and lime juice and cook over a low flame for 5mins.
Remove from heat.
Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add rice, cardamom and cloves. Stir well and add the prawns mixture. Pour water into the cooker and pressure cook till a whistle is blown.
Heat 2tbsp of ghee in a pan and fry a thinly sliced onion till brown. Remove and fry 8-10 cashews until lightly browned.
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