Kerala Prawns Biriyani | Chemmeen Biryani
Kerala Prawns Biriyani is an all time favorite among sea food delicacies. Spicy, aromatic and flavorful biriyani dish is just awesome and tempting. Kerala Prawns Biriyani can be easily prepared at home with readily available ingredients. Also termed Chemmeen Biryani, the delicacy is a top rated dish, very popular and available in star hotels and restaurants. Chemmeen Biryani is wholesome, nutritious and very filling too. Curd raitha and papad can be served as side dishes for the delicious biryani dish. Prawns are nutritious, rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for body. You can explore a well detailed and well illustrated biriyani dish here that can be easily prepared at home.
Servings Prep Time
4people 45minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 45minutes
For Rice:
  • Basmati rice – 2cups
  • Water 3cups
  • Cinnamon – 1
  • Cloves 4nos
  • Rosewater – 1tbsp
  • Salt(as rqd) –
  • Ghee 1tbsp
For Masala:
  1. For Masala:Mix prawns with chilli and turmeric powders along with salt.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry prawns (dont not make it crispy), Keep aside.
  3. In the same oil saute onions till transparent.
  4. Add ground green chilli,garlic and ginger paste and saute well.
  5. Add coriander powder n garam masala powder and saute well.
  6. Add pudina and coriander leaves along with lime water and saute for few minutes.
  7. Add fried prawns and mix well.
  8. Add 1/4 cup of water and saute till water disappears and you get a thick gravy, keep aside.
  9. For Rice:Wash and drain rice.
  10. In a pressure cooker pour ghee and heat.
  11. Put cinnamon and cloves fry.
  12. Add rice and saute for 2 minutes or so.
  13. Add 3 cups of water along with salt and cover the lid of cooker put whistle.Cook in a medium flame.Turn off aft one whistle.
  14. When done open lid and add rosewater and mix well.
  15. In a serving dish put half of the cooked rice. Then put prawns masala and then again the rest of rice on top.
  16. Garnish with roasted cashew nuts and raisins n spring onions.
  17. :- Serve hot with Salad and Pickle.
Recipe Notes

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