Tasty Prawns Biryani Recipe

Prawns biryani is an aromatic dish  made of prawns. The prawns are made in a juicy marinade cooked in a rich gravy and rice are topped with these prawns, cashews, raisins and ghee. Here we have recipe of famous Chemmeen (Prawns) Biriyani.

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  •  Cups Biryani rice
  • 1/2 kg Prawn/shrimps
  • 2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup Sliced onions
  • 1-2 Bay Leaf
  • 6-8 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom pods
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tsp Ghee
  • 2 Tbsp Biryani masala
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped mint leaves


Marinate prawns with  ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, red chilli powder, haldi, salt, ½ tspn lime juice and keep aside for 30 mins.

Soak the rice for some time.

In a pan add little oil and fry the marinated prawns. Remove the fried prawns and keep aside.

In a pan add half of the sliced onions and cook until it turns light brown.
To this add ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, biryani masala, salt, coriander and mint leaves.
 Add some water and toss in the fried prawn into this gravy let it cook for 5-10 mins.

 In pan add ghee, whole spices and remaining onions, cook for a while and then add the soaked rice.
Add water and let it boil for 10 mins, or until the rice is 80% cooked.
 Layer the prawn gravy, rice, then cashews, raisins, sprinkle some biryani masala, pour some ghee, Kesar milk and repeat the process and cover it with a lid.
Cook this on the low flame for 10 mins .
Serve hot with raita and papadam.


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