Prawns Biryani

Biryani originated in Persia and might have taken couple of different routes to arrive in India. Biryani is derived from the Persian word 'Birian'.  In Farsi, Birian means 'Fried before Cooking'. 
In the olden days, rice was fried (without washing) in Ghee (Clarified butter).But much ghee is not preferred today as people are more health conscious now. Prawns Biryani is a complete meal and the taste is quite different from the usual chicken and mutton Biryani. This prawn biryani is a wholesome m

Prawns Biryani

Biryani originated in Persia and might have taken couple of different routes to arrive in India. Biryani is derived from the Persian word 'Birian'.  In Farsi, Birian means 'Fried before Cooking'. 
In the olden days, rice was fried (without washing) in Ghee (Clarified butter).But much ghee is not preferred today as people are more health conscious now. Prawns Biryani is a complete meal and the taste is quite different from the usual chicken and mutton Biryani. This prawn biryani is a wholesome m

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Rice

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By Anitha Subramanian

Published On: 23 Jun 2016

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Step 1 Prawns Biryani Recipe

Step 1

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

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Step 2 Prawns Biryani Recipe

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.

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Step 3 Prawns Biryani Recipe

Step 3

Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 2 mins.

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Step 4 Prawns Biryani Recipe

Step 4

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

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Step 5 Prawns Biryani Recipe

Step 5

Saute till the masala gets mixed well.

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Step 6 Prawns Biryani Recipe

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.

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Step 7 Prawns Biryani Recipe

Step 7

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

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Step 8 Prawns Biryani Recipe

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.

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Step 9 Prawns Biryani Recipe

Step 9

Cook rice in boiling water along with salt, cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaves. Drain and keep aside

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Step 10 Prawns Biryani Recipe

Step 10

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

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Step 11 Prawns Biryani Recipe

Step 11

Sprinkle the remaining 2 tsp garam masala over the top of the rice layer, sprinkle Biriyani essence and saffron mixture. Put chopped mint and coriander leaves.

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Step 12 Prawns Biryani Recipe

Step 12

Make one more layer of prawns and rice in the same manner. Put chopped mint and coriander leaves, fried cashews, raisins and spread it over.

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