Crab Biriyani



Biryani is a flavorful dish due to varied fragrant ingredients and basmati rice. it can be made in different variations according to different places. Here is a simple recipe of biriyani with the lovely seafood crab.

Ingredients For The Crab Masala:
  1. Crab cleaned-1kg
  2. Onion thinly sliced-4 large
  3. Tomato thinly sliced-3medium
  4. Ginger, garlic, green chilly paste- 3tbsp
  5. Curd-3 tbsp
  6. Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  7. Chilly powder-1 tsp (as per taste)
  8. Pepper powder-1tsp
  9. Garam masala powder-2tsp
  10. Mint leaves chopped-1/4cup
  11. Coriander leaves-1/4cup
  12. Salt-to taste
  13. Oil-3 tbsp
Ingredients For Cooking Rice:
  1. Basmati rice-2cup
  2. Cinnamon stick-2(one inch size)
  3. Cardamom pods-4
  4. Cloves-4
  5. Bay leaves-2
  6. Salt-to taste
To garnish:
  1. Fried Onions-2 nos
  2. Fried Cashews-few
  3. Fried Raisins-few
  4. Coriander leaves  chopped- 2 tbsp
  5. Mint leaves chopped-2 tbsp
  6. Ghee melted- 2 tbsp
  7. Rose water / Pineapple essence /Kewra water- few drops
    Preparation:
  • In a pan heat 3 tablespoons of oil and sauté onion very well.
  • Add ginger, garlic, green chilly paste in to it.
  • When the raw smell goes add tomato in to it;
  • When the tomatoes are mashed well add all the powders, curd, coriander leaves, mint leaves, cleaned crab and salt.
  • Cover the lid and cook about 20 minutes (or until crab get cooked) in a low-medium flame (open the lid often and stir occasionally).
  • Mean while soak the rice in water for 15 minutes and drain.
  • Boil water in  pan (enough to cook and drain rice); add salt, cinnamon stick, cardamom, bay leaves and cloves.
  • When it boils add drained rice
  • cooks until done (3/4 th cooked) and drain the rice.
  • In the dum pan (heavy bottom pan) add little oil; spread half part of prepared crab masala. 
  • Add half part of rice on top of it; sprinkle half of garnishing ingredients on top.
  • Spread remaining masala followed by remaining rice and garnishing ingredients.
  • Cover the lid tightly (without escaping the steam) place a heavy weight on top of the lid and cook for 20-30 minutes on low flame (simmer mode).
  • After that give a good mix and serve.
Crab Biriyani Crab Biriyani Reviewed by Fejna Em on 20:47 Rating: 5

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