For Prawns Masala
King Prawns - 25 to 30 nos
Chopped Tomato - 1,big
Ginger-garlic paste - 1tbsp
Green chillies - 2
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Red chilli powder - 2tsp
Biriyani Masala - 2tsp, see below
Cinnomon - 1big piece
Cardmom - 3
Caraway seeds- 1/2tsp
Fennel seeds -1/2tsp
Dry roast all together and grind to a fine powder.
Basmati rice - 2cups
Ghee - 2tbsp
Cinnamon - 3pieces
Cardmom - 2
Cloves - 3
Star Anise - 1
Saffron strands soaked in 2tbsp milk
Fried Cashews and raisins
Biriyani Masala - 1tsp
Preparing the rice
1 Soak the rice for 30 minutes.
2 In a pan add 2tbsp ghee , cloves,cinnomon ,Star anise and cardmom.saute well for a minute.
3 Add the washed rice and saute it for sometime.
4 Pour 3cups of water and salt to the rice.
5 Cook rice till soft and all the water is absorbed.Keep it aside.
Preparing Prawns Masala
1 Marinate the prawns with little turmeric,chilli powder and salt.Keep it aside for 1 hr.
2 Heat 2tbsp of oil in a pan.Put the marinated prawns to this.Shallow fry it for 10 minutes.
3 In a pan heat oil and saute Onion,ginger-garlic paste and red chillies for 5 minutes.
4 Add tomato and mint leaves.Cook the tomato .
5 Add all spice powders and mix well.
6 Add the fried prawns ,mix well.Cover it and cook it on medium flame till the prawns are done.
Layering and Final Cooking
1.Take a big vessel and add the Prawns masala .
2.Add the cooked rice on top of that.
3.Sprinkle the saffron milk, biriyani masala and fried cashews and raisins.
4.Add fried onions and coriander leaves.
5.cover it tightly and cook it on low flame for 10 minutes.