Fish Biriyani (Meen Biryani) - Traditional

Tasty and spicy prawn (or you can use kingfish)biryani

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Fish Biriyani (Meen Biryani) - Traditional

Tasty and spicy prawn (or you can use kingfish)biryani

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Rice

By Renjini Selvan

Published On: 04 Oct 2007

Rating: 4
14 Votes, 7 Reviews
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45 Minutes
Served : 6
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Step 1

Marinate prawns with turmeric powder, pepper powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder, lime juice and salt and fry it in oil.

Step 2

In the same oil used for frying prawns, add sliced onion and split green chillies and saute it till the onion becomes light brown.

Step 3

Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 2 mins.

Step 4

Add sliced tomato, 1/2 cup chopped mint leaves, 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt.

Step 5

Saute till the masala get mixed well.

Step 6

Add the fried prawns along with little water and cook the curry in a medium flame until the gravy thickens and remove from fire.

Step 7

Wash and soak basmati rice for 2 hours and then drain it.

Step 8

Heat 4 tbsp of ghee in a heavy bottom pan and fry cashew and raisins and remove it from the ghee.Then fry the sliced onion till it is golden brown and crispy and keep it aside.

Step 9

Add drained rice in this ghee, fry for 5 mins and add 4 and half cups of boiled water along with salt, cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaves.

Step 10

Cook till the rice is done and the water is evaporated completely.

Step 11

In a large heavy bottom vessel, spread the prawn masala first and layer the rice over it.

Step 12

Sprinkle the remaining 2 tsp garam masala over the top of the rice layer, sprinkle pineapple essence and saffron mixture.

Step 13

Put chopped mint and coriander leaves, fried cashews, raisins and spread it over.

Step 14

Cover it tightly with a lid and keep on low flame for 15 mins.

Step 15

:15) Serve hot with salad, pickle and papad.

Step 16

Sprinkle the fried onions over the biryani while serving.


It was the best out of all the recipes we tried for prawns! Excellent


Made it this morning......yet to taste it after coming back from church...smells good and looks good too...Can t wait.......


Loved it!. Easy to prepare and tasty to eat.


G8!!!!!!! The dish came out really really well!!!!!! Thanks for sharing such a gud dish...

Renu Menon

GREAT!Excellent taste. It came out so well that my husband and kids wants it every weekend.They just loved it. Thanks a lot.


I tried this recipe when I invited some guests last week and everyone liked it very much. Thanks a lot for this recipe. Everyone should try this.

Aji Karunan

Will declare my comments after tasting it....

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