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Prawn Biryani


For the rice:
  • 2 cup long grain basmati rice
  • 5 cup water
  • few chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tsp mix of whole garam masala (wrapped In a muslin cloth).
  • 3 tbsp salt
For the prawns:
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 large onion finely sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger/garlic paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp haldi
  • 1 tsp dhaniya powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp curd.
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cup good size prawns (cleaned and washed (sweet water prawns will be better)
  • 4 tbsp water
For layering:
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander and mint leaves
  • 2 drained fried onion
  • 3 tbsp oil and 4 tbsp water.
  • 1/4 tsp saffron colour 


  1. For the rice: Soak the rice for 1/2 hour then boil in salted water with the mint and spice wrap until half cooked then strain and set aside.
  2. For the Prawns:Heat oil in a pot and fry the prwans till it turns pink and remove.
  3. In the same oil fry the onion till light golden then add ginger/ garlic paste and all the spices.
  4. Add in chopped Tomatoes and fry till it is mushy, add in the curd.
  5. Toss fry the masalas then add the prawns and toss again.
  6. Add water and allow the prawns to cook well for around 5 min. Then add the lemon juice and remove from heat.
  7. Now prepare your biryani: Spread a layer of rice at the bottom of your pot, top it with  prawns and layering items then top this with the rest of the rice.
  8. Cook over low flame(dum) for 30 min.
  9. Remove from heat , bring out on a dish and serve.

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