Prawn Biryani



Biryani is a one pot meal with the richness of the spices and basmati rice that gives a distinct aroma and flavor to the dish. I would like to share a very simple prawn biryani recipe that is so aromatic with the addition of spices, basmati rice and prawns that adds so much flavor and taste. You don’t have to marinade the prawns, they are cooked in curd with home made biryani masalas. This biryani recipe is much simpler to make than any other biryani recipe, takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. A simple gravy, raita or a bowl of veggie salad goes well with this biryani. Overall an amazing filling and flavorsome one pot meal.



SERVES : 2 *


1 cup biryani rice

1/2 cup prawns(cleaned and deveined )

1 onion (thinly sliced)

1 tomato (thinly sliced)

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/4 tsp red chili powder

1/2 tsp biryani masala

Juice of one lime

Few mint and coriander leaves ( finely chopped)

Salt to taste

Water as required


7 cloves garlic

2 inch ginger

2 green chilies


Soak the rice in plain water for 25 mins.Then drain and keep it aside. Grind the items under ‘to grind column’ to grind Heat oil in a kadai ,add onions and saute for 2 mins in low flame.Add the ground masalas.

Add turmeric powder ,chili powder, briyani masala ,coriander leaves ,mint leaves ,lime juice and saute for a min on low flame. Add 1/4 cup water, 2 tbsp curd and cook the prawns in medium flame for 5 mins.

The prawns are well cooked now. Add 1 1/2 cups water, biryani rice ,salt and turn the flame to high mode.

Once it starts to boil ,keep it on low flame and cook for 20 mins with a closed lid.

Switch off the flame and let it set for 30 mins.

Serve the Prawn Biryani with Raita or Veggie salad.

prawn biryani


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