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Spicy prawn biryani recipe


spicy prawn biryani recipe


Prawn biryani is one of the most sought out biryani after mutton and chicken biryani in the southern part of India because of its unique flavour and mouthwatering taste different from other biryani varieties.



Raw prawn has a fishy smell but once its cooked it tastes fleshy and sweet. In this prawn biryani recipe, we have adopted a slightly spicy version that is predominantly made in south Indian restaurants. If you want to cut down on the spiciness, reduce the masala quantity by a quarter to suit your taste.



The following spicy prawn biryani recipe is made without a pressure cooker. For instructions on making prawn biryani in a pressure cooker and other methods are available at the bottom of this page. Scroll down the page to read instructions and ideas on that.



Serve this spicy prawn biryani with raita to balance the taste.


Prawn biryani south indian style


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Prawn biryani ingredients :

Prawn marination
  • 250 Grams Prawns
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp curd
Prawn biryani :
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 5 to 7 Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel
  • 1 Star anis
  • 2 Cinnamon
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 1 Clove
  • 1 Stone flower
  • 1 Cup Onion
  • 2 Green chilli
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 Cup Mint leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 Cup Tomato
  • 3 tbsp Curd
  • 1 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Basmati rice
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • Few chopped coriander leaves


How to make prawn biryani south indian style



Step 1: Marinate the prawns for spicy prawn biryani


In bowl mix and marinate 250 Grams Prawns with 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder, 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder, 1/2 tsp Salt, 1/2 tsp Ginger garlic paste, and 1 tbsp curd.


Rest it for 30 to 40 minutes in a refrigerator so that the flavours of the masalas are absorbed to the prawns.

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Step 2:


Next, shallow fry all the marinated prawns in a kadai with 3 tbsp oil on both sides until it turns golden brown.


Once done, remove the fried prawns from the kadai and place it in a separate place.

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Step 3:


In the same kadai cook the biryani after removing the extra masala from the oil.


Next, add the spices (1 Bay leaf, 5 to 7 Black pepper, 1/2 tsp Fennel, 1 Star anis, 2 Cinnamon, 3 Cardamom, 1 Clove, and 1 Stone flower ) and saute for a few seconds.


Now add 1 cup sliced onion and saute well until translucent and then add 2 green chilli and 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste to it. Next, mix it well and cover and cook for a few seconds until the raw smell fades away.

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Step 4:


After the ginge rgarlic paste is cooked add 1/4 cup mint leaves and 1/4 cup coriander leaves. Saute for a few seconds.

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Step 5:


Now add all the masalas ( 1 tsp Salt, 1 tsp Red chilli powder, and 1/2 tsp Garam masala) mix well and cook for a few seconds.

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Step 6:


Next, add 1/2 cup tomato and 3 tbsp curd. Mix well, cover and cook for a minute. Make sure the tomatoes are mashed completely.

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Step 7:


Now add the fried prawns and mix well with the masala.

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Step 8:


Finally, add 1 1/2 cup water and bring it to boil on high flame(close it with a lid while doing it).


Once the water starts to boil, bring the flame to low and add the soaked basmati rice and mix gently.


Now cover the pan and cook the rice on low flame for 10 to 15 minutes until the water is completely absorbed.


After 15 minutes the rice must be completely cooked and your prawn biryani is ready to serve.


Optionally: To add a little more flavour, add 2 tsp ghee and a handful of chopped coriander leaves. Close and allow it to rest for 5 to 10 minutes and then serve hot

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Spicy prawn rice is ready!



How to make prawn biryani south indian style video recipe


How to make prawn biryani south indian style recipe card:


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spicy prawn biryani recipe

prawn biryani south indian style with easy step by step instructions
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: lunch recipe, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Spicy prawn biryani
Servings: 3 People

Equipment

  • kadai/cooker

Ingredients

Prawn marination

  • 250 Grams Prawns
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp curd

Prawn biryani

  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 5 to 7 Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel
  • 1 Star anis
  • 2 Cinnamon
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 1 Clove
  • 1 Stone flower
  • 1 Cup Onion
  • 2 Green chilli
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 Cup Mint leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 Cup Tomato
  • 3 tbsp Curd
  • 1 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Basmati rice
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • Few chopped coriander leaves

Instructions

Marinate the prawns for prawn biryani

  • In bowl mix and marinate 250 Grams Prawns with 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder, 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder, 1/2 tsp Salt, 1/2 tsp Ginger garlic paste, and 1 tbsp curd.
    Rest it for 30 to 40 minutes in a refrigerator so that the flavours of the masalas are absorbed to the prawns.
  • Next, shallow fry all the marinated prawns in a kadai with 3 tbsp oil on both the sides until it turns golden brown.
    Once done, remove the fried prawns from the kadai and place it in a separate place.
  • Making prawn biryani:
  • In the same kadai cook the biryani after removing the extra masala from the oil.
    Next, add the spices (1 Bay leaf, 5 to 7 Black pepper, 1/2 tsp Fennel, 1 Star anis, 2 Cinnamon, 3 Cardamom, 1 Clove, and 1 Stone flower ) and saute for a few seconds.
    Now add 1 cup sliced onion and saute well until translucent and then add 2 green chilli and 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste to it. Next, mix it well and cover and cook for a few seconds until the raw smell fades away.
  • After the ginge rgarlic paste is cooked add 1/4 cup mint leaves and 1/4 cup coriander leaves. Saute for a few seconds.
  • Now add all the masalas ( 1 tsp Salt, 1 tsp Red chilli powder, and 1/2 tsp Garam masala) mix well and cook for a few seconds.
  • Next, add 1/2 cup tomato and 3 tbsp curd. Mix well, cover and cook for a minute. Make sure the tomatoes are mashed completely.
  • Now add the fried prawns and mix well with the masala.
  • Finally add 1 1/2 cup water and bring it to boil on high flame(close it with a lid while doing it).
    Once the water starts to boil, bring the flame to low and add the soaked basmati rice and mix gently.
    Now cover the pan and cook the rice on low flame for 10 to 15 minutes until the water is completely absorbed.
    After 15 minutes the rice must be completely cooked and your prawn biryani is ready to serve.
  • Optionally: To add a little more flavour, add 2 tsp ghee and a handful of chopped coriander leaves. Close and allow it to rest for 5 to 10 minutes and then serve hot


1. How to make prawn biryani in pressure cooker:


  1. Marinate and shallow fry the prawns and keep them ready.
  2. Next, in a pressure cooker add oil and spices. Saute for a few seconds
  3. Once done, add chopped green chilli and sliced onions. Cook until onions are translucent and then add ginger garlic paste. Mix and cook the ginger-garlic pastes until the raw smell fades away.
  4. Next, add coriander and mint leaves to the onion-garlic mixture and mix well.
  5. Now add the masalas listed in the ingredients, mix well, and cook the masala for a minute by closing the cooker with a plate.
  6. Now add sliced tomatoes and cook well until mashed.
  7. Finally, add some whipped curd and cook until oil separates from the mixture. At this point add the shallow fried prawns and give it a good mix(Alternate: wait until rice and water are added and then just place the shallow fried prawns instead of mixing it with the mixture. This method keeps the masala in the prawns solid.)
  8. Now add soaked basmati rice and water. Gently mix it once.
  9. Now close the lid of the pressure cooker and place the weight. Pressure cook for 3 whistles on medium to high flame.
  10. After three whistles, wait for the pressure to release naturally and completely.
  11. Followed by fluffing the cooked basmati rice from the corners.
  12. For the last time, once the prawn biryani is fluffed, close the cooker with a plate and allow it to rest for another 5 minutes before serving. This helps the rice to absorb the flavours completely.
prawn biryani in a pressure cooker is ready to serve!




2. Prawn biryani with vegetables:


This is very similar to the method listed above only difference is adding vegetables after cooking ginger garlic paste or shallow frying it along with the prawns and adding it later after the curd is cooked.


3. Prawn biryani without tomato:


  1. Marinate and shallow fry the prawns.
  2. Crisp fry a medium onion cut into slices.
  3. Next, make biryani masala gravy as listed above only without tomato. Instead of tomato add fresh lime juice along with curd while cooking.
  4. Now cook the basmati rice in a separate pan until 90 percent done.
  5. Now layer the prawn biryani. The first layer being, half of the prawn biryani masala and then add half of the shallow fried prawns and top it off with the next layer of rice and following it add the rest of the prawn biryani gravy. Finally, add the rest of the rice along with the fried onions and some ghee.
  6. Now close the lid and place some weight above it. Cook on low heat for 5 to 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, open the lid and fluff from the side and serve hot prawn biryani without tomato.



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  • August 13, 2021 at 6:15 am

    5 stars
    Thanks For Sharing this Amazing Recipe. My Family Loved It. I will be sharing this Recipe with my Friends. Hope They will like it.

    • Recipe Hub
      August 13, 2021 at 7:26 am

      Thank you so much!

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