Hyderabadi prawn biryani / prawn dum biriyani

Main Dish
4 servings
30 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Prawn /Shrimp 1 libra

GG Paste 1 teaspoon

Red chilli pwdr 1 teaspoon

Lemon Juice 1 1/2 teaspoon

Basmati rice 2 1/2 cup

Oil 1 teaspoon

Salt 1 teaspoon

Cloves 2 nos

Cardamom 2 nos

Cumin Seeds 1 teaspoon

Cinnamon 1 in piece

Bay leaves 1 no

Cinnamon 1 inch piece

Cardamom 2 nos

Cloves 2 nos

Bay leaves 1 no

Ghee 1 tablespoon

Oil 2 tablespoons

Onion 2 nos

Tomato 2 1/2 nos

Green chillies 2 nos

GG paste 1 teaspoon

Mint Leaves a handful

Cilantro a handful

Orange colorĀ /Saffron colour 1/2 teaspoon


  • Marinate the shrimp with the given items for minimum half an hour or do it overnite. This ensures shimp to be juicy when it's cooked.
  • Take a kadai and add both ghee and oil together. Add the cinnamon,cloves,cardamom once the ghee melts and fry for few minutes.
  • Add the sliced onions and cook well. at this point add the salt to make the onions leaves moisture and cook fast.
  • Followed by GG paste and saute well. Dump in the tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes r totally disintegrated.
  • Drop in the mint and cilantro leaves as well. Cook this mixture until ur shrimp gets almost cooked.
  • Soak the rice for 10 minutes. By the time take a big pot /bowl and fill it with 3/4 of water and add oil and all the garam masalas.
  • Give it a boil. Add the rice slowly and cook for exactly 5 minutes.
  • Take the biriyani pot and add half the shrimp masala and then add the half quantity of hot steaming rice straight after draining.
  • Top the rice with another layer of the reamaining shrimp mixture and then followed by remaining hot rice.
  • Dilute the saffron colour with little warm milk /water and drizzle on the top of the rice. Cover the vessel with a cotton cloth and seal it. Close the lid very tightly.
  • Heat a dosa pan and place the biriyani pot on top and cook for 15 minutes. Make sure no steam escapes while cooking.
  • Remove the lid and by using the fork mix the rice gently without breaking it and have it.




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