- ½ kg basmati rice soaked
- 20-30 pieces of prawns
- ½ inch ginger
- 6-7 cloves ( lavang)
- Garlic 15-20 cloves
- 6-5 green chilies
- 2-3 bay leaves ( Tej Patta )
- 2 teaspoon coriander seeds
- ½ teaspoon cumin (jeera)
- 3-4 big cinnamon sticks (dalchini)
- 2 onions medium chopped
- 2 tomatoes finely chopped
- ½ cup Coriander for Masala
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon red chilies powder
- Salt to taste
Grind together green chilies, ginger, garlic, cloves, cinnamon, coriander seeds, coriander leaves by adding a little water in a mixer and create smooth paste.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add ½ teaspoon cumin (jeera), bay leaves (tej Patta), turmeric, red chili powder and onion. Cook till onion turns light brown.
Then add finely chopped tomatoes and mix well after adding the masala paste to the pan that we just prepared.
Add prawn pieces to the pan and add salt, mix it well with the paste. Make sure that masala coats the prawns evenly.
Then add rice and 3 cups of water in the pan and mix well.
Cover and cook till rice is done, 20-25 mins.
Then switch off the heat once rice is cooked.
Let it settle for a few mins. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.
Our Prawns Biryani ( Kolambi Bhaat) is ready to eat! :)