Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Quick Prawn Biryani

Quick Prawn Biryani


  1. 600 gm medium size prawns deveined and shelled well
  2. 500 gm basmati rice
  3. 3 tbsps ginger paste
  4. 3 tbsps garlic paste
  5. 1 tbsps turmeric powder
  6. 50 gm curd
  7. 3 big onion finely sliced
  8. 2 tbsps poppy seeds paste
  9. 1 tbsps red chilli powder
  10. 2 chopped green chilli
  11. 10 tbsps white oil
  12. 4-5 tbsps ghee
  13. Saffron
  14. 2 cups milk
  15. 2-3 bay leaves
  16. 10 cinnamon stick
  17. 7 clove
  18. 10 green cardamom
  19. 8-10 black pepper
  20. Nutmeg
  21. Fennel seeds
  22. Cumin seeds
  23. 1 big tomato
  24. Salt to taste
How to Prepare Biryani Masala

Bay leaf-2,Cinnamon Stick- 8,Cardamom-7,Clove-5,Black peeper seeds-10,Nutmeg 1 tbsp powder,Fennel seeds-1tbsp, Cumin seeds-2 tbsp.

Take a bowl and dry- roast these ingredients and make powder.


  • Wash basmati rice and soak for an hour.
  • Take a bowl and marinate prawns for half an hour with salt,curd,turmeric powder, red chilli powder,ginger paste, garlic paste and 2 tbsps poppy seeds paste.
  • Heat water and add salt,bay leaf-1,cinnamon Stick -2,cardamom-3,clove-2,black peeper seeds-4 
  • Pour basmati rice.
  • Cook rice for 5-6 minutes.
  • Drain excess water and keep aside.
  • Now take a pan and heat oil.
  • Add sliced onion,green chilli.
  • Fry it till  onion be comes deep brown and keep aside.
  • Cook marinaed prawn in remaining oil in low heat.(don't overcook)
  • Take a big cover bowl and make 3 layers with rice and prawn alternately.
  • First keep  half cooked rice in the middle of pan.
  • Then add half cooked prawn on the layer of rice.
  • Spread biryani masala and ghee on it.
  • Again add rice.
  • Lastly sprinkle fried onion-chilli on the layer of rice.
  • Spread biryani masala and ghee again.
  • Mix one or two pinch of saffron with milk and pour it on the top of layer.
  • Cover the bowl properly and sealed it.
  • After sealed the bowl don't cook it on direct heat.Take a flattery pan and keep the bowl on it to avoid  direct heat.
  • Cook it for 40 minutes in low heat.
  •  Garnish with tomato.
            Serve hot with salad.


               Overcooked prawns turn into hard like rubber,so don't overcook.


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