Prawns Biryani | Royyala Pulao | Jheenge Pulao | Shrimp Biryani

Recipe Prepared By

Smt Jhansi Lakshmi

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Prawns biryani is a mouth watering delicious dish. This is quick and easy dum biryani prepared and it needs the least marination time among all biryani recipes. Here are the step by step instructions.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Main ingredient: Prawns/Shrimp
Serves: 3-4
Course: Main
1 Bowl measurement: 250ml

 
Ingredients


Prawns (washed and shelled):
1/2 Kg

Basmati rice: 2 Bowls or 1/2 Kg
Basmati rice: 2 Bowls or 1/2 Kg

 

Sliced Onions: 2
Sliced Onions: 2

 

Sliced green chillies: 5
Sliced green chillies: 5

 

Tomatoes: 2
Tomatoes: 2

Onion: 1 big

Onion: 1 big

 

Bay leaf: 2, big cinnamon stick: 2 (1 inch), star anise: 1, cardamom: 4, cloves: 9Bay leaf: 2, big cinnamon stick: 2 (1 inch), star anise: 1, cardamom: 4, cloves: 9

 

Ginger garlic paste: 3 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste: 3 tbsp

 

Turmeric powder: 1/4 tbsp
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tbsp

 

Red chilly powder: 1 tbsp
Red chilly powder: 1 tbsp

Garam masala: 1 tbsp
Garam masala: 1 tbsp

 

Curd: 1 bowl
Curd: 1 bowl

 

Coriander leaves: Few
Coriander leaves: Few

 

Mint leaves: Few
Mint leaves: Few

 

Pepper powder: 1/2 tbsp

Coriander powder: 1 tbsp

Saffron: Few strands

Milk: 50 ml

Oil: 3 tbsp

Clarified butter (ghee): 1 tbsp





Procedure

Soak few strands of saffron in 50 ml milk
Soak few strands of saffron in 50 ml milk

 

Clean and wash rice, let it soak for 30 minutes
Clean and wash rice, let it soak for 30 minutes

 

Step 1: Add and mix 1 tbsp red chilly powder, 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, 1/4 tbsp salt, 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp coriander powder to prawns. 
Add and mix 1 tbsp red chilly powder, 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, 1/4 tbsp salt, 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp coriander powder to prawns.

 

Step 2: Add 2 bay leaves, 5 cloves, cinnamon, 2 cardamoms to water for cooking riceAdd 2 bay leaves, 5 cloves, cinnamon, 2 cardamoms to water for cooking rice




Step 3: When water boils for 10 minutes, strain the water and add soaked rice
When water boils for 10 minutes, strain the water and add soaked rice

 

Step 4: Let the rice cook up to 75% and strain the water in it. Keep it aside
Let the rice cook up to 75% and strain the water in it. Keep it aside

 

Step 5: Add little salt to onion slices and deep fry them in oil
Add little salt to onion slices and deep fry them in oil

 

Step 6: Blend two tomatoes and onion into paste
Blend two tomatoes and onion into paste




Step 7: Heat 3-4 tbsp oil in a pan or kadai, semi-fry marinated prawns for 3-4 minutes in medium flame.
Heat 3-4 tbsp oil in a pan or kadai, semi-fry marinated prawns for 3-4 minutes in medium flame.

 

Remove them with slotted spoon, keep aside
Remove them with slotted spoon, keep aside

 

Step 8: In the remaining oil add 2 tbsp ghee. Stay on low flame
 In the remaining oil add 2 tbsp ghee. Stay on low flame

 

Step 9: In that hot oil add and saute 2 cardamoms, 5 cloves, cinnamon for 30 seconds
In that hot oil add and saute 2 cardamoms, 5 cloves, cinnamon for 30 seconds

 

Step 10: Add and saute 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste for a minute
Add and saute 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste for a minute




Step 11: Add and saute tomato onion gravy for 2 minutes
Add and saute tomato onion gravy for 2 minutes

 

Step 12: Add 1 tbsp coriander powder and garam masala, let it cook for a minute
Add 1 tbsp coriander powder and garam masala, let it cook for a minute

 

Add green chilly slices and let it cook for 2-3 minutes
Add green chilly slices and let it cook for 2-3 minutes

 

Step 13: Add and mix salt
Add and mix salt




Step 14: Add curd to it, let it cook for a minute
Add curd to it, let it cook for a minute

 

Step 15: Add coriander leaves and mint leaves
 Add coriander leaves and mint leaves

 

Step 16: Add and cook prawns for 5-6 minutes in the gravy
Add and cook prawns for 5-6 minutes in the gravy




Step 17: In a flat wide deep pan, layer little rice and fried onion slices
In a flat wide deep pan, layer little rice and fried onion slices

 

Step 18: Spread half of prawns curry
Spread half of prawns curry

 

Step 19: Spread half of semi-cooked rice as a layer
Spread half of semi-cooked rice as a layer

 

Step 20: Then add remaining curry, coriander leaves and fried onion. Spread all over
Then add remaining curry, coriander leaves and fried onion. Spread all over

 

Step 21: Add remaining rice as a layer. Spread coriander leaves, fried onions and saffron milk
Add remaining rice as a layer. Spread coriander leaves, fried onions and saffron milk




Step 22: Close the lid tightly by putting weight on lid or closing with dough round the lid. Let it cook on high flame for 5 minutes
Close the lid tightly by putting weight on lid or closing with dough round the lid. Let it cook on high flame for 5 minutes

 

Step 23: Now, pre-heat a tava and keep the biryani pan on it for 5-7 minutes in medium flame
Now, pre-heat a tava and keep the biryani pan on it for 5-7 minutes in medium flame
Turn off the flame and wait for 2-3 minutes.

Open the lid and mix it from one side.
Open the lid and mix it from one side

 

Hot and tasty prawns pulao is ready to serve :)
Hot and tasty prawns pulao is ready to serve :)

Prawns Biryani | Royyala Pulao | Jheenge Pulao | Shrimp Biryani

Serves good with onion raitha or prawns curry or prawns fry






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