Sunday, December 12, 2010

malabar prawns biriyani

                         This is my first post in this i thought i would add something our home my DH "S"and sweet son "S"cannot think of anything grand without mom"S"and sis-in-law''s''makes the best biriyani i hav ever tasted.i learned the art of making this delicious dish from this post is dedicated for all the loving''s'' in my life.
cleaned and deveinated prawns-500gms[1/2kg]
oil for frying-200ml
onions sliced-250gms
basmati rice-500gms
chopped coriander leaves-1 bunch
chopped pudina leaves-1handfull
garam masala pdr-1tsp
salt-to taste
                               Ingredients for marinating prawns
red chilly pdr-1tsp
turmeric pdr-1/2tsp salt-to taste
                   for grinding
green chilly-50gm
grind this to a coarse paste.
marinate the prawns and fry them in should not be crispy.keep them the remaining oil saute onions till its golden brown in colour.then add the ground paste.when it is sauted add tomatoes and saute till oil oozes out from this.after that add thecurdand saute.then add the chopped coriander and mint leaves,garam masala pdr,fried prawns and salt.saute it for sometime.turn off heat and keep it the masala for biriyani is step is the preparation of rice
for that cook rice till it is 3/4th done.add the lemon juice to this so that the rice does not stick to each other.drain and keep aside.
next step is the DUM or layering stage.for this preheat oven to a heavy bottom vessel add half of the cooked rice.then above that add a little ghee.then add half of the prepared masala.above that add rice.repeat layering till everything is done.on the top add some coriander leasves.,ghee.v can also add some fried onions and nuts.i avoided this as my son doesnt like this.close the lid and bake for 30min.ur delicious biriyani is ready.serve hot.


  1. Wow...a cook from Doha....very nice to meet you!! Doha is my second home :) who knows we might even know each other in the real world and still not know each other in this virtual world....hehehe...i love prawn biryani!!! infact my next post is a prawn n rice dish!

  2. Hi,Ya nice to see a blog from Doha.I stay in Doha too and from kerala also.
    Happy Blogging.Keep them coming.