Saturday, June 4, 2016

Egg and prawn Dum biryani

Biryani is pretty popular dish in every region of India.I love to have Biryani any time especially prawn biryani. Prawn or shrimp biryani is one of our families favorite Biryani. Few months back inlaws visited us and they love to eat little spicy food.During that time my husband was little health concerned and avoided shrimp completely.To full fill his desire to eat dum biryani I supposed to add boiled eggs, atleast he would enjoy biryani.My mother in law and father in law loved to the core.Felt very happy as everyone liked it.Worth  the time and effort spent on this recipe.Posting this recipe in BM#65 under the theme Rice dishes in different forms.


  • Basmati Rice 4 cups( 200 ml cup)
  • Prawns or shrimp 8 to 10 large
  • Boiled Eggs4 to 5
  • Tomatoes 2
  • Ginger garlic paste 2 tbspn
  • coconut milk 1/4cup
  • Turmeric powder 1111/4 tspn
  • cumin powder 1 tspn
  • coriander powder1 tbspn
  • Red chilli powder 2 tbspn
  • store bought biryani masala 1 tspn( optional) I prefer shan biryani masala)
  • Ghee 4 to 5 tbspns
  • Green chilli 3
  • lime juice 2 tbspns
  • fried onions few or one big onion chopped.
  • Mint leaves chopped 1/4 cup
  • coriander leaves chopped 1/4 cup
  • saffron strands soaked in hot milk( 3 tbspn of milk)

Garam masala (Spice powder)
  • Cinnamon 2 small sticks
  • cardamom 3 to 4
  • cloves 4
  • Bay leaf 2
  • Biryani flower1
  • Shahi jeera 1 tsnpn
  • Mace 2
  • Pepper corns1/2 tspn
  • Blend all the above spices into fine powder in a blender.keep aside.


Marinate prawns with spice powder mentioned above,chilli powder,gingergarlic paste, turmeric powder,salt coriander powder,cuminpowder,mint leaves,fried onions,green chillies,lime juice,little ghee.mix it well.Keep in a refrigerator for 30 mins or an hr outside.


  • Heat 4 to 5 tbspn of ghee,when it is hot add chopped onions fry until little brown,take out few onions and keep aside.
  • Add chopped tomatoes fry until oil oozes out of the tomatoes.Then add few chopped mint leaves and coriander leaves ( Keep few leaves to sprinkle while arranging dum)
  • Now add marinated prawns to the pan and cook until prawns well cooked.
  • When almost prawns fried in the masala add boiled eggs ,coconut milk ,cook few more mins.keep aside.(2 to 3 mins)
  • Now take a deep vessel and cook rice until it is 80% done.
  • Arrange oven tray,spread little bit ghee on the bottom layer add half the prawns egg gravy,then pour cooked rice on top of gravy.sprinkle fried onions,few mint and coriander leaves. little bit store bought biryani masala( for extra flavor)
  • Next pour remaining gravy on top  followed by another layer of rice.
  • Preheat oven400F.
  • Bake 30 to 40 mins in the oven.After first 10 mins reduce the temperature to 375F and bake remaining mins.
  • If you prefer on stove top arrange in same process and keep high for3 mins then slowly reduce to low flame for 15 to 20 mins.
  • Yummy prawn shrimp dum biryani is ready.Enjoy any salad of your choice.


  1. My mouth is just watering here, oh god this briyani is inviting me.

  2. Would love to follow yours with vegetables. Great share

  3. Biryani looks amazing ...very nicely cooked and presented..

  4. Very elaborate preparation. Nicely done.

  5. That looks like a very hearty and flavorful biryani.

  6. Awesome choice for prawn lovers..

  7. That is a flavorful preparation for prawn lovers! Great recipe.

  8. Should be a delight for prawn lovers!

  9. looks very nice. Must have tasted delicious too