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Dec 18, 2014

Prawn Biryani Recipe / Prawn Dum Biryani Recipe / Shrimp Biryani Recipe

Everyone love biryani. It can be made pretty much with anything. The real tasty biryani is in the making of it. Biryani can be made in a pressure cooker, but the real aroma of the biryani comes only when it is made in dum. I have shared many biryani recipe, but i got many request for posting prawn biryani. So here it is..

Similar Recipe,
Hyderabadi Mutton Dum Biryani
Mughlai Chicken Dum Biryani
Chicken Kofta Dum Biryani
Fish Dum Biryani
Vegetable Dum Biryani
Mughlai Vegetable Dum Biryani
Mushroom Dum Biryani

Chicken Dum Biryani

I have shared quite a few prawn recipes in this blog recently and this is a addition to my list. I have two more prawn recipes to share.So stay tuned..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Soaking Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Serves : 3 


Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Oil - 2 tblspn
Ghee - 2 tblspn
Onion - 2 large sliced thinly
Tomato - 1 large sliced
Green Chilli - 2 slit
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi -1.5  tblspn
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Mint Leaves - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Saffron a pinch
Warm Milk - 4 tblspn

For Marinating Prawns:
Prawns - 20 medium size
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


Wash and soak basmati rice for 30 mins. Drain and set aside.

Start by cooking rice, bring lots of water to a boil, add salt to it and when it reached a rolling boil, add in rice and cook for 7 to 8 mins till the rice is 95 percent cooked. Drain and set aside.

Mix the prawns with the marination and set aside.

Heat ghee and oil in a pot in which you are going to make biryani.

Add in the prawns and cook on high heat for 2 mins. Remove it and set aside.

In the same oil add in onions, chillies and saute till golden.

Now remove half of the fried onions to a plate and set aside.

In the remaining fried onions, add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min. 

Add in spice powders and mix well.

Add in tomatoes and cook till mushy.

Add in curd, salt, half of the coriander and mint leaves. Mix well. Cook till raw smell leaves away.

Add in the prawns and toss well in the masala.

Soak saffron in warm milk and set aside.

Now layer the cooked rice, fried onions, coriander and mint leave and the saffron milk.

Cover with a tight lid and put the pot on very low heat for 10 mins.

Open and fluff lightly. Serve hot.

Take all your ingredients

Soak basmati rice for 30 mins

Bring lots of water to a boil

add in salt

add in the drained rice

let them cook
now it is all cooked, it should be 95 percent cooked

drain and set aside
take prawns in a bowl

add in chilli, turmeric and salt

add in ginger garlic paste

mix well

heat ghee and oil in a pan

add in prawns

fry for 2 mins

drain them

i kept it in the same bowl

in the remaining oil

add in onions and green chillies

saute them

cook till it is golden

now remove some of the onions for later

remove it in a plate

now in the remaining onions

add in ginger garlic paste

add chilli and coriander powder

now add in some garam masala powder

mix well

add in sliced tomatoes

some salt

some yogurt

mix them up

add in mint and coriander leaves which are chopped finely

mix well and let them cook till raw smell leaves away

add in the cooked prawns

toss well in the masala.

Now lay the rice over this

add the fried onions

top with some mint and coriander leaves

pour some saffron milk over this

all done

cover with a tight fitting lid

put the whole thing on a very low heat for 10 mins

ta da

Give a gentle toss



  1. Simply awesome and marvelous looking prawn biriyani.

  2. Hi
    Can u say onion and tomato in grams.

  3. Thanks aarthi for posting this recipe on request....will surely try out....it looks awesome n is simple.

  4. Its delicious. ..I loved it...very yummY & mouth watering. ..

  5. Thanks Aarthi.. it came out so well.. first time trying dum briyani but it tasted professional :-):-)

  6. Hi Aarthi...
    it will be unfair if i try one more recipe of urs without thanking you...coz all tht i have made borrwing ur recipes have turned out to be huge hits!!!i really thank u n dedicate all the compliments tht i got ti u n only u!!!!

  7. What if i dont have saffron available?

  8. @fatimajust leave it out. or use some food colour mixed with milk

  9. Plz provide me the link for buying this vessel which is gud for making dum biriyanis. Waiting for your reply

  10. @kalai vaniuse this link

  11. Hi I cannot click on the link sorry for disturbing you again and again

  12. Hai aarthi, I must say that your recipes has thus far turned out so well and i am getting more at ease and confident in my cooking. Thank you so much!

  13. Hello there,
    My first attempt at Prawns Biryani and it turned out to be so awesome! Thank you so much. :)
    Brilliant recipe and easy instructions!

  14. Absolutely loved this dum briyani! Yum yum yum... my husband cooked it today and we would definitely cook it again !!Thank you.

  15. How to make this biriyani in pressure cooker.. I mean without dum..

  16. Hi aarthi, i had requested this recipe and till now have tried so many times, and everytime it turns out to be more yummier....thank you.

  17. How many grams of prawns

  18. A Arthingworth, your recipes are awesome. This prawn biryani turned out so great. Had a fab lunch today. Thanks!

  19. Hi, today tried the same recipe and steps with chicken and the result was super...

    Thank you once again

  20. This Looks Sooo Delicious ..
    Going to try this tommr.:-)

  21. Which company basmati rice are u using?? Let me know that


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