Saturday, January 3, 2015

Prawn (Shrimp)Biriyani

Biryani is the royal dish amongst all the exotic dishes of India,and remains the dish to serve on all best and auspicious occasions.Biryani is derived from persian word 'Birian'.In Farsi,Birian means Fried before cooking.There are diifferent variations in Biryani.We (our family)usually cook Non veg biryani, with different meats.As whole family love to eat sea food,prawns being our favorite among all seafoods what we eat,tried so many recipes with prawns.So, thought to prepare Prawns Biryani.Prawns Biryani is a traditional Indian dish prepared layering spices,shrimp/prawn,aromatic rice and cooked until done.I'm posting this recipe in BM#48 under the theme Biryani's of different style.Here goes my recipe.

  • Prawns 1 lb
  • Onion 1  big size
  • Green chilli 4 
  • Ginger & Garlic paste 1 tbspn
  • Red chilli powder 1tspn
  • Whole garam masala(cinnamon,cloves,cardamom(each 3 to 4 count),
  • Sahjeera(1 tspn
  • Biryani leaves2  
  • Curd 1 small cup
  • Handful of mint and coriander leaves.
  • Biryani masala for flavour(I use MDH or SHAN)
  • Rice 3 cups
  • Saffron very few 
  • Oil 4 tbspns

For Prawns Marination:After cleaning prawns put aside in a bowl add chilli powder,ginger garlic paste, salt little corriander powder.


  •  For making Biryani I use wide non stick pan.Put some oil in a pan.( 1 to 2 tbspn)Add marinated prawns to the oil and fry slowly until the prawns well fried  both sides.
  •  After few mins remove the prawns and keep aside.Add whole garam masala to the oil and fry few seconds, to this mixture add curd and stir fry slowly.
  • Soon, add coriander leaves,mint leaves,Biryani masala .After few mins add fried prawns to the mix and cook  prawns  until 70% done.
  • Mean while take a wide pan to cook rice separately.I soak rice for half an hr and I cook in a open pan.
  • We can add few whole garam masala to the soaked rice to get nice aroma.Cook the rice until it is 80% done.Drain the rice and add this rice to the Prawn masala mix in the pan.
  • On top of it add fried onions,I separately fry onions in small pan to get good taste.(We can add store bought fried onions).
  • Add Saffron Soaked in 2 tbspns of milk.Close the lid and wait for 10 to 15 mins.First 5 mins in a medium flame next few mins in low flame.
  • Then after few mins we can see the rice is almost cooked with prawns.Nice aroma comes from the mix.Our Biryani almost ready now.We can serve with raita.


  1. My mouth is just watering here.. Biryani is just inviting me..Drooling here..

  2. Yummy Biriyani,the onions you add to this Biriyani gives even more taste..

  3. Delicious and flavorful biriyani.....

  4. Mouthwatering biryani, delicious.

  5. A very tasty biryani...looks so good

  6. The Biryani looks so well prepared....must have tasted awesome!