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Prawn Biryani

Rojalin Rout
20 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Orissa
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Prawns(medium sized peeled and deveined) - 250 gm
  2. Basmati rice - 3 cups
  3. Potato - 1 medium sized (optional) (Peeled and cut into pieces.then sallow fry it with little oil and keep it aside)
  4. Turmeric powder - 1 tbsp
  5. Chili Powder - 1 tbsp
  6. Coriander powder - 1/2 tbsp
  7. Cumin Powder - 1/2 tbsp
  8. Garam masala Powder - 1/2 tbsp
  9. Biryani masala - 2 tbsp
  10. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tbsp
  11. Fried onion - 2-3 tbsp
  12. lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  13. Ghee - 2 tbsp
  14. oil
  15. Cinnamon stick - 1 inch
  16. Black pepper corn - 7-8 nobs
  17. Cloves - 3-4 nobs
  18. Bay leaf - 1 nob
  19. Cardamom - 4-5 nobs
  20. Black cardamom - 1 nobs
  21. Star anise -1 nobs
  22. Sahi jeera -1/2 tbsp
  23. Green chili - 1-2 nobs (sliced)
  24. Onion sliced - 2 nobs
  25. Ginger and garlic paste - 2 tbsp
  26. Chopped tomato - 1 cup
  27. Curd - 3-4 tbsp
  28. Chopped Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  29. Chopped Mint Leaves - 1 Tbsp
  30. salt as per taste
  31. Saffron water - 1 tbsp
  32. Rose water - 1/2 tbsp
  33. Kewra water - 1/2 tbsp
  34. Ginger cut into strips - 1 inch


  1. wash the prawns with water put prawns into a bowl,add little salt,turmeric powder mix well and keep aside to marinate for few minutes.
  2. wash the basamati rice then soak it with water for 1 hour and keep it aside.
  3. Now add 1 tbsp of oil into a pan,once oil is hot add the marinated prawns and sallow fry it with medium flame and remove it into a plate and keep it aside.
  4. Take water into a big vessel for preparing rice,with water add salt, sahi jeera,little biryani masala,lemon juice,1 tbsp of oil,1/2 of the black peppercorn,clove,cardamom,cinnamon,star anise and let the water start boil.
  5. Once the water start boiling then add the soak ed rice and let it cook,don't mix. once it cook 80% then switch off the flame and strain the water nicely and the the Rice in side.
  6. Now we will prepare the gravy,for that add 2-3 tbsp of oil in the pan,once oil is hot then add cumin seeds,black peppercorn,clove, cinnamon, cardamon, Black Cardamom and saute it till fragrant.
  7. Now add the chopped Onions and saute it for few minutes till golden brown,then add the ginger-garlic paste and saute it till the raw smell go out.
  8. Then add the chili powder,cumin powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder and mix it nicely.
  9. Then add the chopped tomatoes into the masala and mix it nicely adding with salt.
  10. Then add little water water cook the masala nicely till tomatoes became soft and the masala leaves oil in side.
  11. Now add the Curd into the masala cook it with low flame for 2-3 minutes.
  12. Then add the fried prawns and Potato pieces into the masala and mix well.
  13. Add biryani masala,1 cup of water,if required salt as per taste then let it cook with medium flame for 5 minutes.
  14. Then add 1/2 of the chopped coriander leaves,mint leaves,little fried onions and mix well.
  15. Once Gravy is ready we will set the Biryani for dum. if possible prepare with same pan or you can take big pan as per your requirement.
  16. Spreed cooked rice on top of the prawn gravy nicely,drizzle some saffron water,kewara water,rose water.
  17. Then sprinkle chopped coriander leave and Mint leaves,1/2 tbsp of Biryani masala powder and fried onion and drizzle 2 tbsp of ghee on top also.
  18. Then cover the lid sealed with wheat flout dough and cook on low heat for 25-30 minutes.
  19. Finally after 30 minutes your yummy Prawn Biryani is ready to eat .then garnish with fried onions and mint/coriander leaves and serve hot with some Yogurt/raita.

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Ruchi Gaur
Ruchi Gaur   Feb-14-2018

I really want to try this from a long time. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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