Prawn Biryani Recipe, an absolutely tasty and yummy biryani preparation that is pure delight. Once you get the taste of this easy prawns biryani, you will never look back. This is a pure delicacy.
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Prawns Biryani Recipe

Prawns Biryani Recipe, an absolutely tasty and yummy biryani preparation that is pure delight. Once you get the taste of this easy prawns biryani, you will never look back. This is a pure delicacy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Fareeha

Ingredients

  • 500 gms prawns deshelled & deveined
  • 500 gms basmati rice soaked for 30 minutes in water
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • 4 onions finely sliced
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3 tomatoes made into puree
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • whole spices (cumin seeds. shahi jeera, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf, cloves)
  • food coloring or saffron soaked milk
  • bunch of mint leaves
  • bunch of coriander leaves

Instructions

  • Mix together prawns, salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder in a bowl. Set aside the prawns till you get the other ingredients ready.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pan and add the onions. Fry till golden brown.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell vanishes
  • Add the tomato puree, cook for couple of minutes before adding yogurt. Cook for couple more minutes.
  • Next, add in the coriander powder, kashmiri red chilli powder and garam masala powder. 
  • Throw in the prawns and cook till the prawns are done. Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
  • Heat sufficient water in a large pan. Add salt, whole spices and oil. When the water starts boiling, add the soaked basmati rice.
  • Parboil the rice to 70%. The rice should be cooked yet feel grainy.
  • Remove the rice from water by straining in a colander.
  • Spread this rice over the prawn masala. Add the food coloring or saffron soaked milk, 2 tsp ghee, coriander and mint leaves.
  • Cover tightly with a lid and simmer on extremely low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Let it rest for further 10 minutes. Mix gently and serve hot.