Prawn Biryani Recipe

Prawn Biryani is a delicious Malabar recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Prawn Biryani by following this easy recipe.
Prawn Biryani Recipe
Preparation Time 120 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Rating 9.4 / 10 (19 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 4
  • 450 gms Prawn
  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 6 Green Chili
  • 3/4 cup of Cilantro Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seed Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 cup Onion (finely sliced)
  • 1/2 Tomato (chopped)
  • 4 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Milk
How to make Prawn Biryani:
  • Wash the rice and soak it in water for 30 min.
  • Drain and cook the rice normally in a rice cooker.
  • Add a dash of ghee while cooking the rice.
  • Make a fine paste of green chili, cilantro, garlic, ginger and 3 tbsp water. Keep it aside.
  • Clean & devein the prawns.
  • Marinate them with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the prawns lightly for 3 minutes and keep it aside.
  • In the same oil add the sliced onion and fry till light golden brown.
  • Add the wet paste, and fry in medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add rest of the spices and tomatoes and fry in medium heat till oil starts leaving the side of the pan.
  • Add the fried prawns and fry for 5 to 10 minutes. Add little water if necessary. Add the coconut milk.
  • Now grease the serving dish with little bit of ghee and put a layer of rice.
  • Put a layer of prawn over it and then again rice.
  • Garnish it with fried onions and cilantro leaves.

Reviews and Ratings:
Geeta Naidu Khan posted 30/11/2012
I tried it, easy to make and tastes well. Worth trying.
mamta patel posted 20/07/2011
good recepice i have try it. & every family member like it

thank you
kirubakara murugan posted 13/06/2010
Nice briyani. While reading the recipe itself I can feel the taste. It's so nice.