Monday, December 14, 2009

Prawns Biriyani


For Prawns Masala

King Prawns - 25 to 30 nos
Chopped Onion-1,big
Chopped Tomato - 1,big
Ginger-garlic paste - 1tbsp
Green chillies - 2
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Red chilli powder - 2tsp
Biriyani Masala - 2tsp, see below
Coriander leaves
Mint leaves

Biriyani Masala

Cinnomon  - 1big piece
Cardmom - 3
Cloves -3
Nutmeg -1
Caraway seeds- 1/2tsp
Fennel seeds -1/2tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Dry roast all together and grind to a fine powder.

For Rice

Basmati rice - 2cups
Ghee - 2tbsp
Cinnamon - 3pieces
Cardmom - 2
Cloves - 3
Star Anise - 1

For Garnishing

Saffron strands soaked in 2tbsp milk
Fried Cashews and raisins
Fried onions
Biriyani Masala - 1tsp
Coriander leaves


Preparing the rice

1 Soak the rice for 30 minutes.
2 In a pan add 2tbsp ghee , cloves,cinnomon ,Star anise and cardmom.saute well for a minute.
3 Add the washed rice and saute it for sometime.
4 Pour 3cups of water and salt to the rice.
5 Cook  rice till soft and all the water is absorbed.Keep it aside.
Preparing Prawns Masala

1 Marinate the prawns with little turmeric,chilli powder and salt.Keep it aside for 1 hr.
2 Heat 2tbsp of oil in a pan.Put the marinated prawns to this.Shallow fry it for 10 minutes.
3 In a pan heat oil and saute Onion,ginger-garlic paste and red chillies for 5 minutes.
4 Add tomato and mint leaves.Cook the tomato .
5 Add all spice powders and mix well.
6 Add the fried prawns ,mix well.Cover it and cook it on medium flame till the prawns are done.

Layering and Final Cooking

1.Take a big vessel and add the Prawns masala .
2.Add the cooked rice on top of that.
3.Sprinkle the saffron milk, biriyani masala and fried cashews and raisins.
4.Add  fried onions and coriander leaves.
5.cover it tightly and cook it on low flame for 10 minutes.
6.Serve hot with pappadam,pickle and onion raita :)


  1. Hey U have a very Nice blog.. Nd the biryani I can try it for my hubby... As I m a veggie :)

  2. Looks spicy n yummy, havent tasted biriyani with prawns...urs makse me crave for it :)

  3. Spicy and delicious biryani...Very nice recipe also...

  4. yummmmmy..looks so spicy and tempting.

  5. Spicy and droolworthy briyani, makes me hungry..

  6. Dear Sreelekha
    This is one of your best. I am tagging it as " My party dish-from Sree".

    I can feel the great taste just by reading. I know countless ways of cooking Biriyani, but here the spicing system is very new to me ..thank you so much for sharing
    Have a nice week ahead.

  7. looks so deliciously yummy, dear.....very very tempting!!

  8. iyooooo kothiyavunneda...Interesting and delicious one.......

  9. kanumbol thane ariyam biriyaniyude taste !!Adipoli

  10. Nice header Sree..and yummy biryani

  11. what wot a biryani dear....looks really really mouth has started watering

  12. Ohh.. very tasty...I wish I could eat biriyani everyday.. thats how much I like it..

  13. enikkum kudi kurachu LOVE biryani..I LOVE Biryani...hehehe..

  14. eda ente fav annu...eppalum ethukandal control kittilla!ithu kanumbo sharikkum thinnan thonnum dea..!!!

  15. oh wow!!! adipoli...thinnan kochu enne eppozhum kothichu kothichu kollum...

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  17. Yummy Biryani... simply looks superb

  18. Looks very inviting. Superb presentation.


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