Prawn Biryani

One of my favourite biryani..Very simple and easy to make ..If you are a sea food lover you will feast on it..I just love this..Made this with some crispy Bombay ducks along..didint need any salad/ was just so good by itself.Here's the way i make try it out.
10-15 prawns
1.5 tsp ginger garlic paste
4 tbsp curds beaten
1.5 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp pepper powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp fennel powder
1 mace/javtri
3-4 cloves
1 inch cinnamon
1big tomato chopped
3 onions sliced
2-3 green chillies slitted
1 bay leaf
coriander leaves
mint leaves/pudina
10-12 cashews
10 raisins
1 cup basmati rice
2 tbbsp oil
1 tbsp ghee
few strands of saffron
2 tbsp milk


  • De vein the prawns and remove the shell.
  • Wash the prawns and remove excess water
  • Marinate the prawns with salt ,ginger garlic paste ,curds ,pepper powder and red chilli powder.
  • Fry the sliced onions till golden brown and crisp and set aside.
  • Meanwhile prepare the rice ..Cook the rice till 3/4 th done with bay leaf,cloves,pepper and cinnamon 
  • For the masala heat oil in the pan ,add 1 onion sliced and fry till soft and translucent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and fry for 3-4 min.
  • Add the marinated prawns,cumin powder,green chillies and the marinade and saute for3-4 min.
  • Mix in about 1 cup water and let it come to a boil.
  • Lastly add the fennel powder and garam masala powder.
  • Soak the saffron in warm milk.
  • Fry the nuts and keep it ready.
  • Assemble the biryani by arranging the rice then the prawns masala ,fried onions,chopped coriander and mint leaves.
  • Then the rice and finally the remaining crispy fried onions and the nuts.
  • Make 4 holes with back of the spoon and add 1 tbsp ghee on top of the rice.
  • If using saffron and milk put it over the final rice layer.
  • Cover with lid and cook on high flame for 5 min then lower the heat and cook on low heat for 15 min.
  • Serve hot with any salad/raita..I enjoyed mine with crispy fried Bombay ducks.

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  1. Its been ages since I made prawn briyani. I see a delicious version here. And I am on the go to make it.

  2. Such a delicious looking flavorful biriyani!

  3. Prawn biryani looks delicious. Yummy yummy. :)

  4. Looks so good! I love prawns and the taste here must be awesome!

  5. mouthwatering one,kids love prawns biriyani...yummmy dear:)
    Long tym no see,all fine??Happy Valentine's day too!!

  6. super tempting..looks very yummy

  7. Mouthwatering prawn biriyani..........I wish I could get a full platter..... :)

  8. Prawn biriyani looks delicious.

  9. I lov prawb briyani. Love the flavors of sweetness thst comes out from gives a great kick to the briyani! Yum dear!

  10. Definitely one of my favorite dishes!

  11. I love this.. great change from the meaty ones