Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sunny's Shrimp Biryani

My hubby hates seafood, he is okay with fish but he can't tolerate the smell of shrimp and crab, unfortunately those two are my favorite, even my boy loves shrimp. Usually on friday my hubby has team lunch in office, no need to pack lunch for him, so all fridays has become shrimp day for me and my boy till he started going to kindergarten. When going to pre-school he comes home by 1' o clock and if its friday while going to school he would remind me to prepare shrimp for lunch. Now in kindergarten he comes only by 4'o clock so me not getting any chance to prepare shrimp for couple of months. He likes only gravies with shrimp or just fried shrimp and biryani is out of question. My hubby is ready to eat shrimp w'out the smell of shrimp. I don't know, what a shrimp dish would be w'out the smell of shrimp and best way is he not eat shrimp.
I was planning to prepare this shrimp biryani for a quite long time but due to my laziness of preparing just for me  kept on delaying this, my choice was always simple either curd rice or maggi noodles for lunch on fridays. This time I dissipated my laziness and prepared this shrimp biryani and had great lunch all by myself. Each mouth made me wonder how can people not like shrimp!!! I saved some for my boy to eat after coming from school and to my surprise he really enjoyed it. Its always hard to say which food they like or dislike, its keeps changing. Already I made this dish 3 times within a week time, so I give the name sunny's shrimp biryani.  

Basmati Rice- 1/2 cup
Shrimp - 1 cup
Cloves - 2
Bay leaf - 2
Cinnamon - 1/2" stick
Cardamom- 1
Fennel seeds / saunf - 1/2 tsp
Tomato - 1 medium chopped
Onion - 1/2 of 1, chopped
Green Chilies - 2 slit
Mint and cilantro chopped - 1 cup
Ginger Garlic paste - 1tsp
Coriander Powder - 1tsp
Chili Powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2tsp
Salt to taste

Soak rice for 1/2 an hour and boil the rice till its fully cooked. Clean and devein the shrimp. In a non-stck pan heat oil and add clove, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf and fennel seed. Add onion and green chilies and saute for few mins and add ginger garlic paste and tomato and add all the dry powders and add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp is fully cooked and the gravy is dry. Add the chopped mint and cilantro. Now add the cooked rice and mix and eat with onion raita.  

1 comment:

  1. My wife forgot to mention here, I eat fried butterfly shrimp and fried crab cakes. I love them. Yup they don't smell like sea food after fried in oil..he..he


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