Prawn/shrimp biryani | Hariyali jhinga biryani

This Prawn Biryani is a delectable rice dish, prepared with an uber delicious green masala consisting of cilantro/coriander leaves and warm spices. It is hearty, wholesome, aromatic and just what you need for a satisfying seafood meal!

I love all kinds of biryani! A delectable rice and meat/veg preparation seasoned with aromatic spices and condiments infused with fragrant saffron and brown caramelized onions! As daunting as it looks, it’s not really very difficult to prepare a good biryani at home. You may need a few trials, to get all the proportions right.


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Keema matar ( Minced meat and green peas curry)

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When I think of keema, the first thing that comes to my mind is keema pav ( a kind of unsweetened dinner roll stuffed with the seasoned minced meat mixture )
For this week’s recipe challenge contest , the ingredient chosen by Lina is minced meat . I decided to prepare this classic keema matar , but in a different gravy base , not the way it’s most commonly prepared ! I decided on the green masala base,also known as cafreal masala in Goa, a very fragrant masala, consisting of cilantro and spices along with ginger , garlic , tamarind and green chillies ! This Goan masala is so versatile , it even makes a simple chicken curry taste out the world ! Vegetarians can substitute soy granules/TVP, although I’ve never tried a vegetarian version, I’m sure it will taste just as good:) Continue reading →

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