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Prawn Biryani

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  Basmati rice 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs) (to cook rice)
  Petite shrimp 1⁄2 Pound
  Tomatoes 3 Medium
  Cashews 6 , chopped
  Cilantro sprigs 4
  Mint sprig 3
  Yogurt 3 Tablespoon
  Onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Green chillies 3
  Ginger garlic paste 2 Teaspoon
  Dhaniya powder 2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Chilly powder To Taste
  Seasoning To Taste
  Bay leaves 4
  Cloves 6
  Cinnamon sticks 3 Medium
  Ghee 2 Teaspoon
  Star anise 2
  Nutmeg 2 Small

De-tail, wash & clean shrimp well.

Blend & puree tomatoes, cilantro, mint, yogurt, cashews, green chillies in a blender into a smooth paste. Marinade shrimp in this paste for at least 2 hours.

Heat 3 tbs oil & 2 tsps ghee in a deep skillet. Add Bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, nutmeg, onions & ginger garlic paste. Saute until onions turn golden brown.

Add the marinated mixture & fry well until shrimp becomes small & rounded. Add dhaniya powder, garam masala powder, salt & chilly powder. Mix well & cook until water evaporates from the mixture.

Add Basmati Rice & mix well. Add 6 cups water & cook until rice is done.

Serve Hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Christmas, Wedding
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Prawn/Shrimp Biryani

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 570 Calories from Fat 116

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.1%

Saturated Fat 6.5 g32.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 62.9 mg21%

Sodium 230.2 mg9.6%

Total Carbohydrates 94 g31.2%

Dietary Fiber 7.7 g30.9%

Sugars 8.5 g

Protein 19 g37.2%

Vitamin A 18.3% Vitamin C 40.1%

Calcium 14.7% Iron 22%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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