Prawn Biriyani

By Ru  ,

February 26, 2015

3.0 0

Here's how to make a tasty rice dish from fresh prawns. This recipe is not that complicated so you could try it out yourself!

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 15 mins
  • 30 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    1 hr 45 mins

  • Yields: 8 portions


Ingredients for Prawn preparation

1 lb. prawns

4 dessertspoons curd

4 teaspoons chillie powder

¼ teaspoon turmeric

1 ½ teaspoons curry powder

3-4 cloves garlic

2 slices ginger

10-12 cadju nuts

2 dessertspoons oil

3 large Bombay onions chopped

6 red onions chopped

1 spring curry leaves

2 pieces rampe

10 cardamoms

2" piece cinnamon

3 small tomatoes

1 teaspoon salt

Rice ingredients

1 lb. rice

4 dessertspoons oil

4 oz. red onions sliced

5 cardamoms

1 spring curry leaves

2" cinnamon

5 cloves

2" piece rampe


Prawn preparation

Soak the prawns in the curd for 10 Minutes with chillie powder, turmeric, curry powder, salt and the garlic, ginger and cadju nuts ground.

Heat oil in a pan and fry onions, curry leaves and spices.

When the onions are brown add the prawn mixture and the tomato cut into small pieces.

Cook until lightly fried and set aside.

Rice preparation

Heat the oil in a pan.

Add the onions, curry leaves and spices and fry until onions are light brown.

Add the rice well washed and drained.

Cook for a few minutes.

Add the water at the rate of 2 cups water for 1 lb. of rice, depending on the type of rice used.

When the rice is half cooked, add the prawns.

Seal the edges of the pan with a flour water paste and bake in over at 300˚F for 30-45 Minutes.

Garnish with fried prawns.


1 Review

Therese Herft

August 8, 2017

I have always made lamb buriyani for my guests so when I invited them for a meal in September I thought I would make prawn buriyani. I will let you know how it turned out and much my guests enjoyed it.

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