Prawns – Cauliflower Biriyani


1/2 kg prawns, cleaned
1 small cauliflower, thinly sliced
4-5 onions, sliced
1 1/2 tbsp ginger- garlic paste
5-6 green chillies,crushed
2 big tomatoes, chopped
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/4 cup mint leaves
1/4 cup coriander leaves
2 cup basmati rice
3 cups water
3 cloves
3 cardamoms
2 piece cinnamon
1 tbsp lemon juice
oil for frying


For Preparing Rice:

  1. Wash and drain the rice. Boil the water and keep it aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed panadd cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and 1 sliced onion and saute till transparent.
  3. Add drained rice and saute for 4-5 minutes in a medium flame. Add boiled water and salt, cover and cook till rice is done.
For Preparing Prawns- Cauliflower Masala:
  1. In a bowl, marinate cleaned prawns with  1 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt. Heat oil in a pan and fry it and keep it aside.
  2. In another bowl, add sliced cauliflower, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Fry it in the same oil (used for frying prawns) till done and keep it aside.
  3. Heat a thick bottomed pan, add little oil ( used for frying) and add sliced onions and saute till transparent.
  4. Add ginger-garlic paste and crushed green chillies and saute well.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes, salt, mint leaves, coriander leaves and mix well.
  6. Then add fried prawns and cauliflowers and mix well.
  7. Add 1/2 tsp garam masala and 1 tbsp lemon juice and mix well…
For Layering:
  1. Add cooked rice on top of the prepared prawns- cauliflower masala. 
  2. Mix little yellow food color with lemon juice and sprinkle over the rice. Add 1/2 tsp garam masala, 1 tbsp ghee, coriander leaves and mint leaves.
  3. Close with a tight lid and cook on low flame for 10-15 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot…..


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