6: PRAWN BIRYANI WITH SORTED
Added by FoodTube | Wed 20 Feb 2013 @ 16:28
basmati rice (350g)
1 white onion
a few cloves of garlic
a thumb-sized piece of ginger
a glug of oil
a knob of butter
a small handful of cashew nuts
a small handful of sultanas
a bowl of prawns
3 cardamom pods
2 star anise
1 stick of cinnamon
1 tsp cumin seeds
4 curry leaves
1 bay leaf
2 tsp of turmeric
2 red onions, peeled
bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
boil a pan of salted water and chuck in the rice to simmer for about 9 minutes, until just cooked, then drain and cool.
dice the white onion and mince the garlic and ginger.
preheat an oven to 180ļC.
heat the oil and butter in a frying pan and throw in the cashew nuts to fry until the nuts begin to brown.
add the onion, garlic and ginger to the frying pan and allow to soften before adding the sultanas, prawns and spices, then season well.
fry for a few more minutes before transferring to an oven proof dish.
tip the rice into the ovenproof dish and toss it with the prawn spice mixture a little.
place the dish into the oven and cook for 10 minutes, until it\'s very dry.
slice the red onions and throw them into a saucepan with a glug of oil.
cook the onions slowly for 10 minutes until they caramelise, adding a little water if they begin to catch, then season well.
serve the oven proof dish at the table and top the rice with the caramelised onions and a sprinkle of chopped coriander.