Masala for marination of Shrimps:-
1 lb Prawns;
1 tspns - Chillie Powder.
½ tspns Turmeric Powder.
1 Tbspn Lime Juice.
Salt to Taste.
Shell, devein Prawns wash well & drain –
to the Prawns add the marinating Masala & leave to marinate for ½ an hr.
fry prawns lightly to a golden brown & keep aside.
Use the Same Oil for frying Onions & other masalas & for making the Biriyani.
Preparation of Rice
Basmati Rice- 2 cups;
Butter –3-4 Tbspns;
(Wash Rice, drain well, fry in Butter over low heat for 8-10 mins.
Till crisp – keep aside).
1 lb Onions finely sliced –(take quarter of the sliced Onions &
keep aside for frying & garnishing).
4 large Tomatoes – (Each tomato chopped into 8-10 pcs.);
8 Green Chillies – slit lengthwise;
1/4 -1/2 Cup of Oil ;
1/4 Cup lime juice;
4 Cups Water - (Mix the lime juice with the water & keep aside);
Coriander Leaves – 1 bunch – finely chopped – keep aside 3-4 Tbspns
Whole Spices (Cinnamon – 2” pces – 3 nos;
Cardamom’s 4 nos)
1 level Tbspn. Chilly pwd;
1/2 tspn Turmeric Pwd,
Ginger paste 1 Tbspn,
Garlic Paste 1 tbspn;
Green Chilies – 4 grind along with the Ginger & Garlic & keep;
Salt to Taste – (Be careful when putting the Salt remember you have
already used Salt for the prawns.
Heat Oil, fry the Onions till brown add the green chillies,coriander leaves & fry for a minute on low flame, now add Ginger/garlic paste & continue to fry on low flame for 3-4 mins.
Add Chillie Pwd & Turmeric powder & continue to fry for further 2 mins,
add chopped tomatoes & continue to fry on low flame till tomatoes are soft
add salt to taste (be careful when adding salt as you have already added salt
for frying the Prawns). Put off Flame.
Take preasure cooker– put in Butter fried Rice, the fried Masala, add limejuice /Water mixture and mix well –put the preasure cooker on top of your cooking range/stove and cover with lid, then put the flame on medium and leave to cook . After its cooked leave it to stand (cool) down for about 10 mins.
Now open the cooker & sprinkle half the quantity of the fried or toasted Cashewnuts, prepared shrimps and then fluff everything with a fork, & empty on to a serving dish garnish with fried Onions, chopped Coriander leaves - & remaining fried & toasted Cashewnuts - & serve.