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  • Writer's pictureRosy Pereira

Prawn Biryani

Prawn biryani is simply another variation made on the same lines just by replacing chicken and lamb with prawns or shrimps. This prawn biryani recipe is the way I make for the my family at home. It is much simpler to make than any other biryani varieties. Do try making this delicious recipe


👉20 jumbo prawns

👉2 cups basmati rice(soaked for half hour in water for stronger grains)

👉2 large onions finely chopped

👉2 large tomatoes finely chopped

👉1 tsp ginger garlic paste

Par boiling ingredients

👉2 bay leaves

👉5 black Peppercorns

👉1 “Cinnamon stick

👉2 Cardamon pods

👉1/2 tsp Cumin seeds

Rice boiling

👉Boil enough water to cook the rice(2 cups of rice then 8 cups of water) excess water as we need to drain it out

👉Add all the above par boiling ingredients mentioned above to the rice

👉Cook the rice with 1 tbsp of salt for 7 to 8 mins until the rice is cooked 70 percent ...making sure not to over cook the rice. when done dtain the excess water and keep it aside.

Coloured rice

👉On a medium flame heat up a pan

👉Add 1 tbsp ghee add a pinch of food colouring powder to that add 1 cup of cooked basmati rice(remove from the rice cooked above)now fry the rice coating all the food colour to the rice,set it aside

Crispy onions

👉1 large onions thinly sliced

👉1/2 cup of oil for frying

👉Fry the onions golden brown until crispy..keep it aside

For garnish

👉Few finely chopped coriander leaves

👉2 tbsp rose water

Ingredients For marination of prawns

👉1/2 cup yogurt

👉1 tbsp of biryani masala

👉1 tbsp of coriander powder

👉1/2 tsp of turmeric powder

👉1 tsp of red chilly powder

👉1 tsp of Garam masala

👉2 lime

👉1 tbsp salt

Grind together to a paste

👉6 to 7 cloves of garlic

👉1 “Ginger

👉half bunch of fresh coriander leaves

👉marinate the prawns with the above ground paste and the above mentioned ingredients for marination and salt for an half hour

👉On a medium heat ,take a pot add in 2 tbsp oil to that add in chopped onions and fry until translucent then add chopped tomatoes fry until mushy. Than add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste sauté for sometime and than Add the marinated prawns.on a high heat cook the prawns for 5 mins


👉Add some water if needed then add some chopped coriander leaves and salt to taste

before turning off the flame if you want it spicy slit some green chillies (optional). and now your gravy is ready

Layering of the biryani

👉Take a big pot add in little ghee and a layer of a cooked rice

👉To this on top of the rice add the prawn with its gravy and cover all the rice with the gravy

👉Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves

👉Then add crispy fried onions sprinkle a few

👉To this add the coloured layer of rice

👉Add 1 tsp of rose water

Repeat the process again that is

👉Add the prawns with gravy again

👉Add chopped coriander leaves

👉Add the white rice or the coloured rice to it

👉Add 1 tbsp rose water

Cover pot with a aluminium foil tightly

👉Put the lid to the pot

👉Heat up a tava/flat frying pan put the biryani pot on the tava

👉let it simmer for 15mins until steam builds up

And your delicious prawn biryani is ready to serve

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