A simple prawn biryani recipe

Prawn Biryani


Biryanis are a regular affair now a days in most of the households. Variations of recipes are vast indeed. In my blog I have already shared a simple recipe of homemade Biryani, malai chicken Biryani, Mutton Dum Biryani and many more. Today I will share my prawn Biryani recipe with you all. This prawn biryani can be served as a one-pot meal or can be accompanied with Chicken rezala, chicken chaap, mutton kosha!

 

I use small prawns to make prawn Biryani. It’s a one-pot meal. To make our meals more filling and healthy, I do add generous amount of vegetables like potatoes, French beans, carrots. Also this time, I added boiled egg. Unlike all my biryani recipes, where I add potatoes cut into halves, here, I cut them into small cubes. Also instead of putting whole boiled eggs, I have cut the boiled eggs into halves and then cooked. Let’s check my recipe of simple prawn biryani in detail

 

 

 

 

 

Time required to make prawn biryani: 1 hour

 

 

 

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Ingredients to make prawn biryani:

  • 30 prawns (small sized)
  • 2 cups long grained rice
  • 1 potato – cut into cubes
  • 1 carrot : chopped into small pieces
  • 6 – 7 green beans : sliced
  • 1 tomato – chopped
  • 1 tbsp curd
  • Biryani spice (4 tsp) – powdered nutmeg, mace, star anise, black pepper, black and green cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper
  • Whole spices – 1/6 nutmeg, 2 mace, 6 – 7 peppercorns, 1 black cardamom, 2 green cardamom, 1 cinnamon, 3 – 5 cloves
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 4 red dry chillies
  • Grated 1 inch ginger, 15 cloves garlic
  • salt
  • 3 tbsp kewra water ( screw pine water )
  • 2 onions – cut into thin rings
  • Refined oil
  • 2 boiled eggs : cut into halves

 

 

 

 

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Prawn biryani recipe:

  • Marinate prawns with 2 tsp biryani powder, salt, curd for about 30 minutes
  • Soak rice in water for about 30 minutes. Drain away water. Keep aside
  • Add little salt, the whole spices mentioned, bay leaves to water. Bring the pot of water to boil
  • Add rice. Boil for some time till  rice is 90 % cooked. Drain off water and keep rice aside
  • Heat enough refined oil in a wok. Fry potatoes, carrot till golden. Keep them aside
  • Fry the French beans and keep them aside
  • In the same oil, deep fry onion rings till brown in colour. Keep aside
  • In the same oil, add red dry chilli, ginger garlic and saute
  • Add the marinated prawns and stir fry
  • Add tomatoes and stir fry
  • Add the marinade and stir fry
  • Cook till oil starts to separate and prawns are cooked
  • Now, to put the biryani in Dum,  take a heavy bottom pot
  • Put the boiled eggs, prawns, fried potatoes, carrots and beans in the bottom of the pot
  • Add rice on top, gravy of prawn, brown onions, 2 tsp biryani masala and kewra water
  • Cover with a tight lid and put the pot in slow flame for about 15 – 20 minutes. Switch off flame and keep the vessel at rest for 10 more minutes
  • Remove lid and enjoy the aroma of fresh cooked prawn biryani. It’s yum!

 

 

 

 

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I am a foodie and a cook by passion. The aroma, the taste of food attracts me and the ingredients and their properties attract me even more. I pursued my bachelors in Electronics and Instrumentation engineering and have had a successful career in IT in automotive testing domain as an automation and manual test engineer. I worked for 8 years in Bangalore, Kolkata and Munich, Germany. After my daughter was born, I worked for 2 years and then decided to take a break to spend time with my daughter and watch her grow. Apart from spending time with my princess, I am devoting time to my hobbies of cooking and writing now.