Ingredients for Shrimp Biryani
300 grams shrimp or 1 pound shrimp
3 cups Basmathi Rice
1 big onion
3 tea spoons Ginger Garlic paste
6 or 7 spicy green chillies
9 or 10 cloves
1 table spoon shajeera
1 and 1/2 " cinnanam sticks
1 small cup curd 9 (four table spoons)
3 table spoons Ghee
3 table spoons Oil
2 tea spoon salt
3 table spoon lemon juice
1 tea spoon turmeric (haldi/pasupu)
4 cups of water
cilantro or kothimeera
1. Make paste of ginger and garlic.
2. Make paste of chillies.
3. Clean the shrimp and marinate for 1/2 hour with little salt ,Haldi and 1 tea spoon of ginger garlic paste.
4. Wash the rice and keep it aside for 15 mts.
Heat oil in a pan or Pressure Cooker . First put spices of Cloves, cinnamon sticks and shajeera, fry for 30 seconds, now add chopped onions and two whole chillies to it . Fry until they turn to golden color. Now add remaining ginger,garlic and green chillie paste to let it fry one minute. Add shrimp to it, fry for 2 mts. Add curd and add soaked rice . Fry all these for 2 minutes . Then add 4 cups water to it, add salt, just cover the lid and keep it on low flame for 1/2 hr.
If you are using pressure cooker, put the whistle and keep it on low flame for just 23 minutes ( do not put it on high flame). Open the lid when it is ready. Add ghee and lemon juice to it and garnish with cilantro . Tasty Shrimp Biryani /Royyala Biryani/Jinga Biryani is ready..............Serve hot with onion raita...........