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Friday, 8 February 2013

Prawn briyani in pressure cooker ( my own way)

Basmati rice 2 cups
Prawn cleaned and deveined 500 gms
Onion sliced 1
Ginger garlic paste 2 tbsp
Cinnamon 1 cardamom 2 cloves 2(pound coarsely)
Bay leaf 1
Coriander leaves  ¼ cup
Mint leaves ¼ cup
Green chilli 4
Tomato 2 (puree it)
Curd 1 cup
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Lemon juice 2 tbsp
Salt and oil as required
1.      Grind coriander leaves, mint leaves and green chilli into paste without adding water
2.      Marinate prawns with curd, lemon juice,salt, turmeric powder and a tbsp of ginger garlic paste for 15-20 in refrigerator
3.      Soak rice in 4 cups of water for 15-20 minutes
4.      In a pressure pan add oil, pound garam masala, bayleaf and onion. Saute well
5.      Add ground paste (step 1)and ginger garlic paste,saute it
6.      Add tomato puree and cook till oil oozes out
7.      Add marinated prawns and cook for 2 minutes
8.      Strain rice
9.      Then add rice to it and toss well till masala gets coats well with rice
10.  Add 3 ½ cup of water and close the pan lid
11.  When pressure start comes out, put on whistle
12.  Cook in low flame(simmer) for 10 minutes
13.  Once the pressure settles down, fluff with a fork
Serve with raita


  1. Wow...looks so yummy. ....will try your style of prawn Briyani soon....:-)