Prawn Biriyani

One of my favourites, this recipe can make any occasion more special.

Well, as for me, Sunday is a big day and there is no other occasion which sounded more special.

Courtesy: A famous Kerala Cook Book

Shrimp Biriyani


Prawns – 250-300gms

Oil: 1/4 cup

Shallots – 10

Ginger paste- 1 tbsp

Garlic paste – 3 tbsp

Green chillies – 3

Tomatoes – 2 chopped

Turmeric – 1/2 tsp

Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Black pepper powder – 1/4 tsp


Thick coconut milk- 1 cup

Coriander chopped- 1/2 cup

Lime juice- 2 tbsp

Ghee – 1/4 cup

Rice- 4 cups

Cardamon pods – 4 crushed

Cloves – 4

Water- 8


Heat oil in a large pan. Add shallots and saute till light brown.

Add ginger and garlic pastes, green chillies and chopped tomatoes. Stir and fry for a couple of minutes.

Add turmeric, chilli and pepper powders and saute till oil is visible.

Add prawns and salt and cook for 5 minutes.

Add coconut milk, fresh coriander and lime juice and cook over a low flame for 5 mins.

Remove from heat.

Heat ghee in a  pressure cooker and add rice, cardamon and cloves. Stir well and add the prawns mixture. Pour water into the cooker and pressure cook till a whistle is blown.

For garnish: Heat 2tbspn of ghee in a pan and fry a thinly sliced onion till brown. Remove and fry 8-10 cashews until lightly browned.



  1. Shalzzz September 14, 2013
  2. Sagar Pillai September 12, 2013

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