Recipe: Prawn Biryani

Prawn (or shrimp) with rice and vegetables come together to make this delicious dish. Give it a try!


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 15 to 20  big prawns
  • 1.5 cups basmati rice
  • 4 medium size onions
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh coriander
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorn (whole)
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 pinches of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 potatoes

How to bring it all together:

Cut one onion into thin slices . Fry it until golden brown and set aside . Cut potatoes into small cubes, fry and set aside.

Salt the prawns and set them aside.

Grind 2 onions, tomatoes, green chillies, ginger garlic paste, coriander, and all of the spice powders into a paste.

Boil the rice (not fully cooked) and cool it down.

Take a large pan and add about 3 table spoons oil. Add the whole spices and one sliced onion. Fry it for 2 mins. Then add the ground paste and fry for 5 mins. Then add the prawns. Add 1.5 cups of water and cook until the prawns are cooked (about 10 mins.)

Setting the biryani

In a large pot put down one layer of rice. Then spread a layer of the prawn curry . Then garnish with the fried onions and potato. Repeat this layering 2 or 3 times depending on the size of the pot. Garnish the top layer with fried onions and green coriander.  Cover and keep on low flame for 15 to 20 mins or in the oven at 200 degrees for 15 mins.

Serve hot with a yogurt salad.


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