Apr 23, 2009

Shrimp Biryani

  • Basmati Rice - 1 cup
  • Water for Rice - 1.5 cups
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cinnamon - 1 small stick
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Star Anise - 1
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Tomato - 1 medium
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric pdr - 1/4 tsp
  • Biryani Masala - 1 tbsp
  • Mint leaves - 5 leaves
  • Shrimp - Large deveined cleaned - 15 to 20
  • Coriander leaves - for garnish
  • Lemon juice - a splash


Soak Basmati Rice in water for exactly 15 minutes and then cook it. Water : Basmati Rice Proportion = 1.5 cup of water : 1 cup of Rice. Once the rice is cooked, spread it out and cool it. Keep this aside.

In a pan, heat some oil and ghee. To the heated oil, add whole garam masala (cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, Bay leaf, star anise). Then add thinly vertically sliced onion. Once the onion turns translucent, add ginger garlic paste and saute for couple of minutes. Then add finely chopped tomato, Mint leaves and salt. saute for a minute and then add turmeric pdr, biryani Masala. Saute till the tomato turns mushy. Then add the shrimp and saute for 5 mins on medium flame. Once the shrimp is cooked, turn the flame to low and mix the already cooked basmati rice to the Masala. Make sure that the rice mixes well with the curry. Finally garnish the rice with some coriander leaves. Splash a lil of lemon juice if req. Yummy Shrimp Biryani is ready to be served.


  1. Prawn Biryani is looking spicy and yummy kavitha..


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