I love all shelled seafood and prawns are my favourite. I have always made prawn biryani but my usual recipe is quite long and complicated. The other day, I wanted to make prawn biryani fast. And I came up with this recipe that can be made in less than an hour.
Prawns 250 g, cleaned, shelled and deveined
For the marinade:
Red chilli powder 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Pepper powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Onion 1 large, sliced
Oil 3 tbsp
Basmati rice 2 cups, washed and soaked
Ghee 1 tbsp
Green chillies 2, chopped
Tomatoes 2 medium, chopped
Coconut milk 1 carton
Marinate the prawns and leave for about half an hour.
Heat oil in a wok and add the onions. Saute till the onions turn translucent.
Add the green chillies and curry leaves. Fry for a minute.
Add the marinated prawns and fry for two minutes.
Add the tomatoes and fry for 3-4 minutes.
Add 2 cups of water and cook for 5 minutes.
Drain the soaked basmati rice and add to the wok. Mix well. Add the coconut milk.
Transfer to a microwave safe dish. Microwave for 14 minutes.
Loosen the rice with a fork and add the ghee.