Sunday, July 3, 2011

one pot prawn biryani

This prawn biryani is exactly like chicken biryani,the difference -its a one pot dish and spicier. I have used my electric rice cooker,you can use any vessel .I find rice cooker very convenient.
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  • 600 grms prawn (shell removed and de veined)
  • 3 small onion (roughly chopped)
  • 1 1/2 inch cinnamon
  • 5 cloves
  • 4 cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 15 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 6 tbsp coriander leaves(chop 3 tbsp finely and keep aside)
  • 4 tbsp mint leaves(chop 2 tbsp finely and keep aside)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 4 green chillies
  • 10 to 12 cashew nuts
  • 2 small tomatoes (chopped finely)
  •  10 green chillies (slit slightly in the top)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup ghee or more (be very generous)
  • 2 small onion finely sliced
  • 2 1/2 cup basmati rice (washed and soaked)
  • salt to taste
  • 4 cups water
1.Grind onion, turmeric ,ginger,garlic,1 inch cinnamon,3cloves,cashew nuts,4 green chillies,3 tbsp coriander leaves and 2tbsp mint leaves into very fine paste .
2. Place a vessel on medium high flame, add ghee,when ghee is hot add 1/2 inch cinnamon,2 cloves,cardamom and bay leaves.
 3.When it start sizzling add sliced onion and fry till it turns light brown.
 4.Now add chopped tomatoes and slit green chillies and little salt.Fry for 2 minutes.
 5.Now add the ground masala paste and fry till the raw smell disappears and ghee leaves the sides of the masala.
 6.Add prawns and mix well.Cook for 3 minutes.
 7.Now add basmati rice and mix well.Cover and cook for 3 minutes.
8.Add lemon juice,salt and chopped coriander and mint leaves.Pour 4 cups of water (don't add more water,because prawn will release a lot of water)
9.Cover and cook on low flame till all the water dries up -10 to 12 minutes.
10.Serve with raita 


  1. I absolutely have to make this soon!!!

  2. How long should the Basmati rice be soaked? Also, should we soak, if using a electric cooker? nice recipe. By the way, can add some instant biriyani mix to enhance the taste? Thanks for sharing.

  3. thank you shawn let me know how it goes

  4. hi anonymous
    you can soak the rice for 15 minutes,or you can totally avoid it.and yes you can use biryani mix,anything to your taste preference
    let me know if you liked it

  5. This looks quite delicious. I have a few family members who adore prawns so I know they'd get a kick out of this too.

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. the perfect receipe i m gonna try it this week itself....thank u...

  7. hi cherie,
    your website is absolutely lovely as much as your dishes. brings back fond memeories, like bangude gassi,thoute koudel and the rest. you are just marvellous .

    i,ve got a question to ask.. i use elctric rice cooker n' you say that you prepare your biryanis in you electric cooker.i would like to know if you fry all the other igredients seperately in a kadai or pan and then add them into the cooker....or do you or can you fry the ingreds in the electgric cooker itself
    thank you

    1. ho Xoya
      Iam glad my blog was able to bring back memories....all thanks to my mom.
      and abt ur question....yes i used only the electric rice cooker for the whole dish...i really feel rice cooker is a boon....we make our ghee rice, prawn biryani and veg puloa in rice cooker(never tried chicken biryani though)...whatever you do on the gas top the same method you follow in rice cooker...its super simple and just one dish to give it a try and let me know:)

  8. hi Charishma,

    I prepared this recipe today and it came out wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww:) :) :)...Thank u sooooooo much dear for the recipe. will try other recipe too from ur blog soon:)


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