Shrimp Biryani

Shrimp / Prawn Biryani

Shrimp / Prawn Biryani


  • 20 Prawns/Shrimps
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 11/2 cup Water
  • 1 cup Onion(thinly chopped)
  • 3/4 cup Tomato(finely chopped)
  • 2 inch Ginger
  • 8 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Green chilly
  • 3/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Anise seeds
  • 1 Cinnamon stick (small)
  • 3 Cloves
  • Kesar(Saffron) powder a pinch
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1/4 cup Mint leaves
  • 4 tbsp Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 3 tsp Oil
  • 2 tsp Ghee or dalda
  • Salt to taste


Clean the prawns. Grind the ginger, garlic and anise seeds into a fine paste. Add oil in the pressure cooker and heat it. Add cinnamon stick, cloves and fry it for a few seconds. Add ginger-garlic paste, mint leaves, coriander leaves, onion and tomato and fry it well. Add the prawns and fry it for a minute. Then add turmeric powder, chilli powder, 11/2 cups of water, salt and rice and stir it well.

Close the cooker with the lid and turn the flame to medium high. Once you get the pressure, put the weight on the cooker and turn the flame to medium low and keep it for 8 minutes. After 8 minutes remove the cooker from the stove and keep it aside. After 10 minutes remove the lid and stir the rice well and serve it with onion raita.

Recipe by Lalitha Premkumar

Other Biryani Recipes

Beef Biryani Recipe | Chicken Biryani Recipe | Egg Biryani Recipe | Fish Biryani Recipe | Hyderabadi Biryani Recipe | Mutton Biryani Recipe | Shrimp Biryani Recipe | Vegetable Biryani Recipe