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Monday, July 22, 2013

Shrimp Biryani

Ingredients:


1 lb Shrimp cleaned
1 cup Basmati Rice
1 no chopped Onion
 Ginger  a small Piece 
2 cloves  Garlic
4 Green Chillies
2/3 cup Grated Coconut
2 tsp Garam Masala pwd
2 tsp yoghurt
1 tbsp Lime Juice
1 tbsp Cashewnuts
2 Bay Leaves 
2 nos cardamon
2 nos cloves
cinnamon stick a small piece
1/4 cup Ghee or butter
 Salt  to taste


Method 

  • Soak the rice in cold water for 30 minutes.
  • Make a fine paste of green chilies, garam masala, ginger, garlic, cashew nuts & coconut.
  • In a pan heat 3 tablespoons of butter or ghee and add half of the onions and fry until golden brown.
  • Add the paste to the onions and cook it for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the shrimps and 1/2 tsp salt. Mix well so that all the shrimps are coated nicely with the cooked masala and cook on a low flame for 5 minutes Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a separate pan heat 2 tablespoons of butter or ghee and fry the bay leaves and add the remaining onions and fry until the onions are golden brown.
  • Add the rice and stir fry for about 10 minutes.then add  1/2 tsp salt and 2 cup of water.
  • Add lime juice and yoghurt mix it well 
  • Put the lid on the pan  until the rice is almost done on a low flame.
  • In a serving bowl mix the shrimps and rice together.
  • Cover the bowl tightly. keep dosa thava in the flame and keep the bowl in top for 10 mins

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