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Shrimp Biryani (Prawns Biryani)

 Published 2007-Nov-25   Updated 2018-Sep-17

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Erra Biryani, Jhinga Pulav, Prawns Biriyani)

Recipe For Shrimp Biryani

Ingredients

  • Shrimps(Prawns) - 1 lb
  • Basmati rice - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1(chopped)
  • 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

Method

  1. Devein and clean the shrimps and rinse with water thoroughly.
  2. Add 1 tsp of red chilli 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, green chillies and fry for 2-3 min, until the raw smell disappears.
  5. Add the tomatoes along with the rest of the red chilli 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 marinated shrimp to this masala 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. If cooking in a pressure cooker or open pot, add water to the cooker itself.
  9. Cook on low flame for 15 minutes. In rice cooker, cook until the light goes to warm mode.
  10. Garnish with cilantro, fluff up the biryani with a fork and switch off.

Detailed Steps to make Shrimp Biryani

Marinate the shrimp with 1 tsp of red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp of coriander powder, a pinch of turmeric powder, 1 tbsp of ginger-garlic paste, curd and salt.

Heat ghee and oil in a deep pan or pressure cooker and add cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf, star anise and cloves. Add chopped onions and fry till golden brown. Add some ginger-garlic paste and green chillies and fry for 2-3 min, until the raw smell disappears.

Shrimp Biryani Preparation Steps

Add the tomatoes along with the rest of the red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and fry till a nice spicy paste is formed.

Shrimp Biryani Preparation Steps

Add part of the chopped coriander leaves, chopped mint leaves and the shrimp. Toss everything together.

Add the exact measure of water and bring to a boil. Pour the juice of a whole lemon on top.

Shrimp Biryani Preparation Steps

Add the soaked rice.

Shrimp Biryani Preparation Steps

Close the cooker and cook on low flame for 15 minutes. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and careflly fluff it up with a fork.

Shrimp Biryani Preparation Steps

Serving Shrimp Biryani

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

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Comments (8)

Person   ()
this prawn briyani is very super. i done this one all olf us tellme super.its so yummy ya
Person   ()
Oh Thank You.
Person   ()
whenever i prepare biriyani rice gets stick together... why is it so? what is d actual ratio of water to be taken for 2 cups of biriyani?
Person   ()
Hi sunitha, For 2 cups of rice, add 3 cups of liquid. The liquid can be a mixture of water, yogurt or coconut milk. Soak the rice for at least 10 minutes before cooking.
Another way to avoid rice from sticking is by roasting it in little ghee for 5-7 minutes before cooking.
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I hope it turns out to be good one with flavours and turns out to be yummy
Person   ()
Yes it will. Try it.
Person   ()
nice
Person   ()
thank u.. try it.

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