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Prawn Biryani

Snigdha's picture
  Basmati rice 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs) (to cook rice)
  Petite shrimp 1⁄2 Pound
  Tomatoes 3 Medium
  Cashews 6 , chopped
  Cilantro sprigs 4
  Mint sprig 3
  Yogurt 3 Tablespoon
  Onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Green chillies 3
  Ginger garlic paste 2 Teaspoon
  Dhaniya powder 2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Chilly powder To Taste
  Seasoning To Taste
  Bay leaves 4
  Cloves 6
  Cinnamon sticks 3 Medium
  Ghee 2 Teaspoon
  Star anise 2
  Nutmeg 2 Small

De-tail, wash & clean shrimp well.

Blend & puree tomatoes, cilantro, mint, yogurt, cashews, green chillies in a blender into a smooth paste. Marinade shrimp in this paste for at least 2 hours.

Heat 3 tbs oil & 2 tsps ghee in a deep skillet. Add Bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, nutmeg, onions & ginger garlic paste. Saute until onions turn golden brown.

Add the marinated mixture & fry well until shrimp becomes small & rounded. Add dhaniya powder, garam masala powder, salt & chilly powder. Mix well & cook until water evaporates from the mixture.

Add Basmati Rice & mix well. Add 6 cups water & cook until rice is done.

Serve Hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Christmas, Wedding
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Prawn/Shrimp Biryani

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 570 Calories from Fat 116

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.1%

Saturated Fat 6.5 g32.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 62.9 mg21%

Sodium 230.2 mg9.6%

Total Carbohydrates 94 g31.2%

Dietary Fiber 7.7 g30.9%

Sugars 8.5 g

Protein 19 g37.2%

Vitamin A 18.3% Vitamin C 40.1%

Calcium 14.7% Iron 22%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


kaycee's picture
YUmmy...I like !!! But I have a question, is it ok to replace the petite prawns with tiger prawns ?
Snigdha's picture
Oh yea sure you can replace petite with tiger prawns's picture
Thank you very much or sharing the recipe.....'s picture
Much appreciated...Looking forward to more of your recipes....
Prawn Biryani Recipe, Prawn/Shrimp Biryani