Recipes - Prawns Biryani


20 prawns

1-cup basmati rice

1 ½ cup onion (thinly chopped)

¾ cup tomato (finely chopped)

2” ginger

8 garlic cloves

1 green chilly

¾ tsp. Turmeric powder

1 tsp. Red chilli powder

1 tsp. Coriander seeds

1 tsp. Anise seeds

1 cinnamon stick (small)

3 cloves

Keasari powder, a pinch

¼ tsp. Garam masala powder

¼ cup mint leaves (finely chopped)

4 tbsp. Coriander leaves (finely chopped)

3 tsp. Oil

2 tsp. Ghee or dalda

Salt to taste



Clean the prawns.  Grind the ginger, garlic, coriander seeds and anise seeds into a fine paste.  Add oil and ghee in the pressure cooker and heat it.  Add cinnamon stick, cloves and fry it for a few seconds.  Add already prepared paste, mint leaves, coriander leaves, slit green chilly, onion and tomato and fry it well.  Add the prawns and fry it for a minute.  Then add turmeric powder, chilli powder, 1½ 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. Then, set aside for 10 minutes.  Remove the lid, stir the rice well and serve it with onion raita.

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  • Lavina Rego, Mangalore/Melbourne

    Sat, Aug 20 2016

    In the recipe, you have mentioned to use green chilly, coriander seeds and garam masala powder as ingredients. Please advise as to when these needs to be used in the method.

    An early response will be highly appreciated.

    Kind regards,

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