Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Prawns fry

Ingredient Required :

Prawns     ½ Kg
Sarswat  sambar masala  1Tsp
Redchillie powder           1Tsp 
Turmeric  powder            1/4 Tsp
Rava                               2 Tbsp
Coconut oil  

Clean prawns, apply salt and turmeric marinate for half an hour.
Dry mix Saraswat sambar masala, Redchillie powder, Rava.
In a pan, heat around a tbsp of coconut oil. Roll the prawns in the above dry mix and keep on pan. Fry well on both sides by applying oil.

Prawns are ready to be eaten with a mug of chilled beer or chilled coke. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Prawns Briyani / Zingya Briyani

Prawn Briyani is my all time favorite briyani. Any time you come late from office  and want to cook something delicious and fast, then go for prawn briyani. One can also replace prawns with egg in this briyani. Prawns give a kind of flavor to this one.

Ingredients required :

Prawns : 1/4 kg  ( clean the prawns, remove the  black thread from its stomach)
Cut the cleaned prawns if big and marinate with salt for 1/2 hour.

Basmati Rice      2 cups
Wash the rice and keep aside for 1/2 hour.

Coriander seeds       11/2 Tsp
Fennel    seeds         1  Tsp   (Saunf)
Cummin   seeds       1/2Tsp  (Jeera)
Black Cummin  seeds  1/4Tsp  (Saijeera)
Dry  chillies         6 -7
Pepper  seeds      8 -10   (Meeri)
Cloves                 8 -10   (Lavang)
Garlic cloves        8 flakes
Onion    1 small in size  (To be fried directly keeping on the burner, this gives aroma)

Roast all the above ingredients expect fried onion with a tbsp of  vanaspati/ dalda till they turn to reddish brown.
Grind all the above roasted ingredient together with fried onion in to smooth paste with 2 tbsp of water.

Onion                2 big chopped finely
Green Chillies    3 Slitted
Bay leaves         2 

Step 1:  In  a pressure cooker, put around 2 tbsp oil/ vanaspati. Add chopped onions and green chilies.Fry till the onions turns its color to brown. Now add prawns fry for a minute ( prawns changes to reddish and crawls itself)

Step 2:  Add rice and fry for 2 minutes. Now add 4 cups of water.Adjust for salt, add bay leaves. Add above grounded paste. Take 3-4  whistle.
            Lastly while serving add a tbsp full of salted butter, Mix well and garnish with coriander leaves
Prawn Briyani is ready to be eaten