This biriyani made with fried prawns,and
blended with almond paste and other
inclusions was another lovely variation to
another shrimp biriyani, and a Sunday meal.
Check my previous post for another variation
Now to the recipe
200 gm prawns
3 green chillies
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
8-10 almonds soaked
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cummin seed powder
A handful of coriander leaves
1/4 tsp mace powder
1 cup fried onions
1/4 cup curd
1 stick cinnamon
1 tsp garam masala
Ghee + Coconut oil 3 tbsp
2 potatoes peeled and cut
250 gm basmati rice
1 cup milk / coconut milk
Add chilli powder and salt to the washed and
Heat a little oil , and fry the prawns and set
aside.Fry the potatoes in the same oil till 3/4th
done and set aside.
Grind the coriander leaves,green chillies and
almonds to a paste.
Cook the rice till 3/4th done with salt ,fennel
seeds( saunf)1 bay leaf ,1 tsp peppercorns ,salt .
Strain and set aside .
Now to the final assembly
•Heat oil and ghee ,and add whole spices.
•Next add tomatoes with salt and turmeric .
•Next add ginger-garlic paste,fried onions,the
remaining spices,curd and the potatoes.
•Lastly add prawns and cook for few minutes.
•Check for salt and remove from fire.
•Now take a wide based pot .
•Add a little ghee to the bottom of the pot.
•Put a little rice ,then the prawn masala ,fried
onions,sprinkle cut fresh mint leaves ,then
another layer of the rice .
•Simultaneously layer all the rice,curry,fried
onions and mint .
•Sprinkle milk on top .
•Cover and cook on a dum mode for 15
•Add a tbsp of ghee after removing from fire .
•Serve with raita and your favourite side