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Shrimp Biryani

- Submitted by Dahlia on 25th Nov 2007

(Prawns Biryani, Prawns Biriyani, Erra Biryani, Jhinga Pulav)

Shrimp Biryani

Recipe For Shrimp Biryani


  • Shrimps(Prawns) - 1 lb
  • Basmati rice - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1(thinly sliced)
  • Green Chilly - 2 (minced)
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tbsp
  • Tomato - 2 ( crushed/finely diced)
  • Lemon - 1
  • Coriander leaves - handful
  • Mint leaves - handful (optional)
  • Chilly powder - 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Curd - 1/2 cup
  • Salt - to taste
  • Cloves - 4
  • Cinnamon stick - 1 piece
  • Cardamom - 2 pods
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Star anise - 1
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp


  1. Devein and clean the shrimps and rinse with water thoroughly.
  2. Add 1 tsp of chilly powder, 1/2 tsp of coriander powder, a pinch of turmeric powder, 1 tbsp of ginger-garlic paste, curd and salt.Toss everything together and keep it aside.
  3. Heat ghee and oil in a deep pan and add cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf, star anise and cloves.
  4. Add onions and fry till it becomes golden brown. Add the remaining ginger-garlic paste and green chilly and fry for 2-3 min, until the raw smell disappears.
  5. Add the tomatoes along with the rest of the chilly powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and fry till a nice spicy paste is formed.
  6. Add part of the chopped coriander leaves saving a part for garnishing. Add chopped mint leaves and fry for another minute.
  7. Add the shrimp mixture to this paste and fry for 2 minutes. Overcooking the shrimp will make it rubbery.
  8. Put this mixture into a rice cooker along with rice and 3 cups water.Pour the juice of a whole lemon on top.
  9. Once the biryani is done, put it into an oven safe tray. Heat it for 10-15 minutes in a 350 degree oven to remove the excess liquid.(optional)
  10. Garnish with cilantro and fried shrimp.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve the warm shrimp biryani with some raita for side.

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Comments (4)

Person Shreya Arora   (July 3, 2014)
I hope it turns out to be good one with flavours and turns out to be yummy
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 3, 2014)
Yes it will. Try it.
Person honey kumar   (July 12, 2013)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 15, 2013)
thank u.. try it.

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