Chemmeen Biryani/Prawns Biryani



Ingredients:-
For Rice
Basmati Rice - 2 cup
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Bay leaf - 1
Cloves - 3-4
Cardamom - 3
Salt to taste
Butter - 3 tsp
Lime juice - 1 tsp
Hot water - 4 cups
For Chemmeen/Prawn masala
Bowl 1
Prawns/Shrimp -1/2 kg
Chili powder - 1 tea spoon
Corinader powder - 1 tea spoon
Garam masala - 1/2 tea spoon
Turmeric - a pinch
Salt to taste
Bowl 2

Green chili - 3-4
Ginger - an inch piece
Garlic - 5-6 cloves

Oil/Butter - 2 tablespoon
Whole spices :-Mace - 1,Bay leaves - 1,Cloves - 3, Star anise crushed - 1
Onion thinly sliced - 2 cup
Tomato chopped - 1
Chili powder - 1 tea spoon
Corinader powder - 1 tea spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Garam masala - 1.5 to 2 tea spoon
Crushed pepper corns - 1/2 to 1 tea spoon
Yogurt - 4 spoons
Mint and coriander leaves chopped - 2 cups( or use 2-3 table spoon store bought mint & cilantro chutney)
Thin coconut milk - 1/2 cup (optional)
For Garnishing
Onion finely chopped - 1 tsp
Cashew nuts - 2 tsp
raisins - 2 tsp


Cooking the rice
Soak the basmati rice for at least 15 minutes and drain well.
Heat 3 tsp of butter in a cooking vessel and add the whole spices- Cinnamon stick, bay leaves, cloves and cardamom and fry it for a minute
Add the basmati rice and fry it  for 3-4 minutes . Add 4  cups of water ( some rice needs 4 1/4 cup) , salt and lime juice and cook it covered till it is done.
Making masala
Marinate all in Bowl 1 and keep aside for 30 minutes
In a coffee grinder or small jar of blender crush all in Bowl 2
Heat Oil/butter in a pan and fry the marinated prawns for like 5-6minutes (optional step ). Drain 
Add the whole spices , mace, bay leaves and cloves, fry it for a minute.
Saute  chopped onion until they are soft and turn golden brown.Add the ginger-garlic and green chili paste an saute till the raw smell disappears , Followed by tomato and saute till the oil separates
Mix together the spices like chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala,turmeric powder, crushed peppercorns and fry it for 2 minutes.Slide in the marinated or the fried prawns and mix it well
Add yogurt , coconut milk( or you can add water 1/ 4 cup). Mint-coriander,mix well, cook covered until the prawns are cooked and the masala is dry.
Heat butter /oil in a pan and fry onions, raisins and cashew nuts separately until golden brown .Remove and drain on paper towels
Layering and serving 
Now take a baking dish , brush it with some butter / oil . Spread a layer of rice in the bottom and the masala on the top.Arrange complete  rice and the masala in layers..Garnish with fried onions, raisins and cashew nuts.Cover it with an aluminium foil .Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and bake this for 20-30
In a microwave , arrange it in the same way in a microwave safe dish and cook it for 10 minutes.
On stove top arrange it in a vessel , cover it with a lid and keep it on top of a heavy tawa and heat it for 10-15 minutes.Serve with raita and pickle

Note :- You can always substitute all the spice powders with 2 tablespoons of Store bought Biriyani Masala.

62 comments:

Soma Pradhan said...

Simple delicious..love to try this biryani with coconut

Gita said...

Gosh that looks so tempting! I was in fact searching for shrimp briyani recipe for a get-together...thanks for sharing this fabulous dish dear :)

SE(Denufood) said...

yummmmy....this is looking so tempting..its been such a long time, i've made prawn biryani..

Anncoo said...

This looks fabulous ;D Nice presentation too!

Preeti Kashyap said...

looks awesome!I am hungry!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sarah
I think this is one of your best in Biriyani category !!! Reading the recipe itself is so satisfying !!!
Have a nice week ahead

Rekha shoban said...

wow...yummy biryani and nice click.

Dolly said...

Sarah, Your Prawns Biryani looks awesome. Its so tempting.Love ur beautiful inviting Click. BTW ur the one who inspired me to cook some seafood real soon. Your Fish recipes were making me crave for some seafood. I made some thai Garlic Shrimp this weekend and I WAS SO HAPPY.

Sushma Mallya said...

wow thats a wonderful click and a very nice recipe too...looks yummy,love biryani and can have it anyday..

Muraligeetham said...

wow! yummyy tasty!! beautiful presentaion also..

Tina said...

Penne thallu kollum...kothivarunudu kettooooo sharikkum DUSHTTAAAAAA....

AshKuku said...

Not only well prepared but captured to be presented well too..... PERFECT!!!!

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

anu said...

Your prawn briyani looks awesome... very tempting...

rekhas kitchen said...

so beautiful pic. simple and delicious recipe looks great

Ally said...

Shrimp Biriyani is absolutely delicious!!

Gouri Guha said...

The prawn biriyani looks delicious...lovely picture.

...and keep smiling...

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

ohh..yummy yummy prawns biriyani.Ethipo ente fav aayi..looks soo delicious da..kothi varunu..

Angie's Recipes said...

mmm...stir-fried rice for me too! Well-presented.

Priya said...

Wat a beautiful click, briyani makes me hungry Sara..

Nandini said...

The biryani is so marvelous! An excellent click too!

Karine said...

this looks fantastic! Great flavors :)

prasu said...

the prawn biryani looks totally yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........dear.

5 Star Foodie said...

Wow, biryani with prawns sounds fabulous! I would love to try!

Latha said...

Oh adipoli biryani.....superb click.

Malar Gandhi said...

Dear,

Mine is still in the draft...I love Malabar style chemmeen biriyani.

Shared an Award with you. Please feel free to collect them.:)

3 hungry tummies said...

wow I can have this everyday!

Ladychef said...

wow surely going to try this out ASAP!!!Very tempting post dear!!

vineetha said...

Adipoli biriyani dear..

Gulmohar said...

Wow...Sarah that looks awesome...Love the color you got.njangalude Kanjirappally bhashayil paranjal "kidilan"...:D

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

My daughter will finish that bowl in no time...shrimp briyani looks so mouth-watering:)

Swarna said...

This is my boy's favorite dish and I make it little different and your version sounds great and sure wanna try this ..

San!!! said...

Wish i could have them right from the platter sarah,very much appealing n a yum dish.

sayantani said...

Hi Sarah my first time here and loved these wonderful recipes and pictures. I love Kerala cusine and will definitely try this Karimeen fry. adding you to my blogroll.

Padma said...

Nice tempting picture Sarah. Delicious biryani :)

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey this cheemmen prawns biryani luks very very tempting...i love it very much...yest nly i had njoyed it...nice click also

Laya said...

Sarah,Awesome biriyani with prawn.Nice photo too.I tried your beef biriyani this weekend and Ho,it was too good and simple.I am planning to make this for christmas.What are your christmas specials?

kothiyavunu said...

eda enthoru telepathy da..enkiu ella ethu ayeerinu luchinu..enteyum lil one's fav annu..ethu kanumbol orukil kudi thinnam ennu thonnum dea..!!!Looks tempting and yummy!!

FoodLovers said...

looks great dear!!

s said...

u are amazing..i just love all ur recipes

Erica said...

Cinnamon!!!!!That rice dish sounds delicious,Sarah!

PJ said...

Your biryani picture is giving me such biryani cravings! Fantastic recipe and a nice click. This is my first time hopping over your blog, you have some great recipes here!

Tresa Augustine said...

hai chemmeen biriyani!!

Nirmal said...

You Rock ..Awesome biryani..Superb click too
So i am confused as to which one to make for Christmas Chicken, Beef or Shrimp?.Any suggestions?

priya said...

Hi dear,

Please accept the award from my blog!

Padhu said...

Lovely biriyani and awesome pics.Keep rocking!

my kitchen said...

Absolutely delicious briyani

Mythreyi Dilip said...

OMG! Ur biryani looks soooooo tempting da. I loved the way u baked them. Flavors of prawns and basmati rice makes me drool......

Deepa said...

mmmm...yum,yum...
why is your other blog(pasttime) not accessible?
Wish you a very merry christmas and prosperous new year ahead.

Love,
Deepa

Viki's Kitchen said...

Classic biryani . Perfect for the cold weather:)

Merry Christmas dear!
Wish you and family a Prosperous New year filled with joy and happiness by the grace of God.
Love,
Viki.

Sumi said...

jam drooling over that picture right now

Magia da Inês said...

Olá, amiga!
Desejo que a alegria do nascimento do pequeno menino de Belém esteja presente em sua vida agora e em todos os minutos de 2010.
Feliz Natal!!!
Beijinhos.
Itabira - Brasil

Malar said...

Hey...this looks awesome..i dont like prawn..But you did this superb..and your detailed description is very nice

Aruna Manikandan said...

Hi Sarah,
Kindly accept the award dear

Oraphan said...

Oh, this prawn dish looks and sounds absolutely amazing!

Wishing you the happiest of holidays, Sarah!

Jaleela/ஜலீலா said...

hai sarah , yummy & very tasty Prawns biriyani

Aysha said...

hi Sarah...yummy prawns biriyani....awesome presentation...hey cld u pls share ur email id with me...u can send mail to ayshadileen@gmail.com

Aysha said...

hey i just noticed...both of us are from the same industry...HR...i am a recruitment consultant here...

Swapna said...

This one is really delicious....serikkum kothivarunnu.... Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year!!!

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention when to add the tomatoes to make the gravy for this recipe

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Aiswarya said...

Hi sarah,i made this prawns biriyani for me n my hubby..n we simply loved it...your recipes are really awesome...evreyday i try smething looking vazhayila..i have told my friends abt this too...and i live in KANSAS...

Sarah Naveen said...

Hey Aishwarya ..Thanks a lot :-)..Glad u tried n liked it...
Oh u live in Kansas...Any luck meeting Dorothy ?

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