May 10, 2013

Dum Prawn Briyani

I wanted to try Prawn Briyani when I saw in various blog.  I was not sure how it will turn out.Because of the odor of prawn , i added some thick coconut milk and extra garam masala.I had not mint leaves , i was wondering how will it turn ,it turned awesome without mint leaves.Wow , it was superb and rich .I never imagined it will turn out so well.I used small prawns ,it turned so yummy .I wont be adding any mint leaves hereafter.I loved the taste .Do try this , you will love it.I wanted to try it once in a while.

Thank you all guys for your wonderful comments in every post of mine which has kept me going.You have supported , motivated and inspired me .This post is for you.





  1. Prawns - 100g
  2. Curd - 2 tbsp
  3. Red chilli Powder -1 tsp
  4. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  5. Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
  6. Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
  7. Ginger& Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  8. Lemon juice - 1/4 tsp
  9. Oil - 1 tsp
  10. Salt as needed
Mix everything together and leave it to marinate for atleast 30min.

Ingredients - 1

  1. Rice - 1 cup ,soaked for 10min
  2. Green chilly - 2 ,slit
  3. Onion -1 , sliced thinely
  4. Tomato -1 , chopped 
  5. Ginger & Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  6. Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp , chopped
  7. Curd - 1 tbsp
  8. Kashmir chilli Powder -1 tsp
  9. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp 
  10. Thick coconut milk - 4 tbsp
  11. Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  12. Oil - 4 tbsp
  13. Salt as needed 

Whole Garam Masala

  1. Cinnamon stick - 1 
  2. Cardamom - 2
  3. Clove - 3
  4. Bayleaf - 1
  5. Star Anise - 1


  1. In a heavy bottomed vessel , add oil ,when it is hot ,add the whole garam masala ,let it splutter
  2. Add the onions and green chillies , saute till it turns golden
  3. Add the ginger garlic paste and stir for 2 sec.
  4. Add the marinating prawns and give it a stir ,leave it for 1 min.
  5. Now add the coriander leaves ,curd ,tomato ,lemon juice,salt  and all the powders mentioned in the Ingredients list  once by one, let it cook for 1 min.
  6. Add the coconut milk and let it cook till the oil separates in the top.
  7. While the 6 step is being done , boil 5 cups of water in a bowl , add a small cinnamon stick and cardamom(extra than from the above mentioned)
  8. Add the soaked rice ,cook it for 6min.
  9. When u r about to remove from heat add 1 tsp of oil and 1/2 lemon juice.Give a stir.
  10. Drain the water.reserve a 1/2 cup of drained water.mix yellow food color.
  11. by this time the gravy will be ready.add the rice to the top of the gravy
  12. Add the food color in circles on the top.
  13. Cover it with aluminum foil and keep a heavy vessel or mortar on top of it.
  14. Keep the vessel on a hot tava and cook it for 10min.
  15. Completely simmer and cook it again for 10min.
  16. Switch off from the flame and leave it for 10min.
  17. Serve hot with onion raita.
  1. Try using very small prawns than the bigger ones ,as it taste awesome.
  2. Take care to wash the prawns well.


  1. Awesome version of a prawn briyani. I seldom cook prawns, that laziness in cleaning it and also our cholesterol level is a bit on the high side. That said, am taken in by the flavors, colors and the springy prawn pieces inside.

  2. Dum biriyani looks so inviting esp the color looks awesome.True smaller prawns tastes better.Oh! I am feeling hungry...

  3. Very delicious prawn biryani, I love prawn biryani's lovely color and yummy...

  4. Dum prawn briyani is so inviting.Lovely pictures.

  5. Amazing prawn biryani Meena, that also in dum process.....looks superb! Would like to have this full plate.......

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  6. Looks fantastic n neat presentation!!

  7. I love Biriyani... yours looks just awesome.. Nice Clicks too Meena.

  8. Looks yummy biriyani . nice clicks too

  9. nice clicks and awesome looking biryani.

  10. name itself making me more tempt..really nicely done..

  11. All time my fav,, Looks tempting.Nice clicks..

  12. Yummy tempting biryani...I am a great seafood fan..very very inviting biryani

  13. Prawn biryani, never heard of, nice one :-)

  14. Hi Meena, nice to be on your space. The biryani looks delicious. :-)

  15. yummy yummy biriyani..dear..and that too with prawns !!!

  16. prawns and rice and all things nice!..looks good

  17. Yummm.. Loving that platter :) Looks super tempting Meena :) Nice clicks too..!!

  18. yumm rice meena..looks very ppleasing

  19. Looks so tasty and delicious Meena.. Bookmarked it :-)

  20. Wow! just love this meal.perfectly made and nice clicks too