Prawn Biriyani (Veggie Loaded)

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Biriyani is an all-in-one dish. One of the best options to go for, when you don’t want to prepare tons of dishes to get your daily nutrition. It has got carbs, protein AND your daily dose of veggies.

This one, is a simple and quick prawn biriyani, with lots of hidden veggies. 😀

Ingredients:
Serves: 4-6

To cook the rice:
Rice – 1.5 cups
Cinnamon stick – 1
Cardamom pods – 6-8
Aniseed – 1
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Cloves – 4-5
Lime squeeze – 1 tsp
Rose water – 1 tbsp
Water – as required

Prawn Marinade:
Prawn – 1 kg
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Salt – 0.5 tsp
Lime squeeze – 1 tbsp

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Water – as required
Oil – 1 tsp + 4 tbsp
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Onions – 3 (chopped)
Curry leaves – a bunch
Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1.5 tsp
Chilli powder – 2 tsp
Garam Masala – 1-2 tbsp
Pepper – 1 tsp
Cumin – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 2-3 tsp
Tomato – 1 large (chopped)
Carrots – 3 (grated)
Beans – a bunch (chopped)
Capsicum – 1/2 (chopped)
Yoghurt – 1/2 cup
Chopped Spring Onion – 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves – 1-2 handful (chopped)
Pineapple essence – 1 tbsp (optional)

Step 1: Marinate the prawns and keep aside for 30 minutes.

Step 2: In a non-stick pan, heat 1 tsp oil. Drop the prawns into the pan along with 1/4th cup of water. Cook until done and the water evaporates.

Step 3: In a big non-stick pan, heat some oil and ghee. Add onions & saute until translucent.

Step 4: Add spices,chopped veggies, yoghurt and prawn. Mix well. Cook until done.

Step 5: In the mean time, to prepare the rice, boil water in a large pot, along with all the mentioned spices. Now add the rice. Cook until ‘almost done’.

Step 6: Drain the water. Transfer to rice to the same pan as the prawn-masala. Cover and cook until rice is completely cooked. Drizzle some pineapple essence & garnish with coriander leaves.

Enjoy hot with some Raita and pickle. 🙂

Quick Raita:

Yoghurt – 1 cup
Water – 1/8 cup
Green chilli – 2 (finely chopped)
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Cucumber – 1 (finely chopped)
Salt – as per taste

Step: Grab a bowl. Mix everything well. I like to use my hands as I feel it helps incorporate the flavors better. 🙂

 

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