Prawn biryani

Main Dish
3 servings
30 min
30 min
There are a lot of different ways of making Biryani and here is one simple, easy. This variety uses prawns . It is quicker to prepare, as it does not require long hours of complex marinating procedures.


Number of serving: 3
1 lb Prawns (washed and cleaned)

1/2 cup Oil

2 cups Basmati rice

3 cups Water

1/4 tsp biryani masala (Javetri Or Mace-1,Star Anise, 1 no.)

1/2spoon Garam masala Powder (Cloves- 4-5 nos,Cinnamon-1 small piece(2 inches long),Cardamom-2 nos)

2 tsp coriander pdr

1 tsp Jeera powder

1/2 cup Chopped coriander leaves

1/2 cup Mint cleaves

1/2 cup Curd

1 Chopped onion(medium size)

1 tsp Red chilly powder

Salt (to taste)

1 tablespoon Ginger garlic paste

5 no Green chillies

1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder

1/2 cut Lemon


  • Step 1 - Prawn Biryani
    Firstly,clean prawns by adding salt and little bit of turmeric powder.
    Cleaned prawns in one vessel, add some salt and turmeric powder.No need to add water extra water,the water itself in the prawns is enough to cook and put it on a low flame to cook for 5 to 10 minutes till the water is absorbed.
    Now wash the rice, soak and keep it aside for 30 mins.
  • Now take another cooking vessel and add oil.once oil heated up, add bay leaf, chopped onions and green chillies, once its comes to golden color add ginger garlic paste, fry till the raw smell of ginger garlic paste leaves.
    Now add garam masala and biryani masala powder and fry for few seconds.
    Now ,add cooked prawns,red chilli powder,daniya powder,cumin powder,mint,salt and fry for 2 mins.
    Now add curd and cook for 5 more mins on medium flame with closed lid.
  • Now transfer this cooked prawn mixture to the electric cooker and also drained basmathi rice.
    To this rice add 3 cups of water, squeeze lemon juice and chopped coriander.
    Cook until it is done and serve hot with raitha or any kind of salon.


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