Saturday, March 17, 2012

Prawns Briyani / Zingya Briyani

Prawn Briyani is my all time favorite briyani. Any time you come late from office  and want to cook something delicious and fast, then go for prawn briyani. One can also replace prawns with egg in this briyani. Prawns give a kind of flavor to this one.

Ingredients required :

Prawns : 1/4 kg  ( clean the prawns, remove the  black thread from its stomach)
Cut the cleaned prawns if big and marinate with salt for 1/2 hour.

Basmati Rice      2 cups
Wash the rice and keep aside for 1/2 hour.

Coriander seeds       11/2 Tsp
Fennel    seeds         1  Tsp   (Saunf)
Cummin   seeds       1/2Tsp  (Jeera)
Black Cummin  seeds  1/4Tsp  (Saijeera)
Dry  chillies         6 -7
Pepper  seeds      8 -10   (Meeri)
Cloves                 8 -10   (Lavang)
Garlic cloves        8 flakes
Onion    1 small in size  (To be fried directly keeping on the burner, this gives aroma)

Roast all the above ingredients expect fried onion with a tbsp of  vanaspati/ dalda till they turn to reddish brown.
Grind all the above roasted ingredient together with fried onion in to smooth paste with 2 tbsp of water.

Onion                2 big chopped finely
Green Chillies    3 Slitted
Bay leaves         2 

Step 1:  In  a pressure cooker, put around 2 tbsp oil/ vanaspati. Add chopped onions and green chilies.Fry till the onions turns its color to brown. Now add prawns fry for a minute ( prawns changes to reddish and crawls itself)

Step 2:  Add rice and fry for 2 minutes. Now add 4 cups of water.Adjust for salt, add bay leaves. Add above grounded paste. Take 3-4  whistle.
            Lastly while serving add a tbsp full of salted butter, Mix well and garnish with coriander leaves
Prawn Briyani is ready to be eaten 


  1. Biryani looks lovely n different....would like to make it....just wanted to know when to add the ground paste? .....

  2. After frying the rice, add water adjust for salt add bay leaves and then add the grounded paste.
    Thanks for the feedback.

  3. Thanx for the quick response....shall mk soon n let u knw how it turned out....:)

  4. Hi,
    I like your blog, but I wish you be a bit more specific, when you say coriander or cumin u mean powder or seeds?

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  6. Thanks for the feedback, will surely update it.


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