Hyderabadi Prawns(Shrimp) Biryani

Uncooked shrimp - 2 Lbs
Basmati rice -4 cups
Onions - 1 (big size), chopped length wise
Cardamom - 6
Cinnamon - 2 sticks
Cloves - 6
shahjeera - 1 teaspoonful
Chilli powder - add per your spice levels
Turmeric powder - two pinches
Ginger garlic paste - 4table spoons

A bunch coriander &mint leaves
green chillies - 5
Ghee - 2 tablespoons
oil - 1 cup
Coriander powder - 2 spoons
Tomato - 1
Garam Masala Ingredients: (Grind them to powder)
Cardamoms - 6
Cinnamon - 2
Cloves - 6
Shahjeera - 1 spoon


1. In a pan add oil and add slit green chillies, onions, whole garam masala, mint leaves, coriander, bay leaves and fry well
2. once onions turn golden brown, add 2 spoons ginger garlic paste, salt, 1 spoon garam masala powder, 1 spoon dhaniya powder and tomato pieces and fry well till the oil separates
3. Add Shrimp to the mixture and cook for 5-10 min. Shrimp gives out water. Fry till all the water evaporates and keep aside
 4. Cook rice separately (1 cup of rice :1 cup of water ratio)
5. In electric rice cooker, layer the cooked rice and shrimp mix in alternate layers. Ensure that the first and last layer should be rice.
6. Heat 2 or 3 spoons of ghee and pour on top of the layers and cook till the rice cooker turns from cook to Warm (usually takes around 45min)
7. You can garnish biryani with boiled eggs

I don't have to say that this dish tastes out of this world :))

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