Prawn Biryani

  • Jazaa Sela Gold Rice-1/2 kg (soaked for 90-120 minutes and later drained out before cooking)
  • Saffron 1-tsp
  • Green Cardamon Pods 4 pieces
  • Cinnamon Sticks 4 pieces
  • Green Chillies Whole 4 pieces
  • Cloves 4-pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil 4-tsp
  • Zeera 1-tsp
  • For Garnishing Fried Onion
  • 1 cup Green Chilies (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoon Mint leaves (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Coriander (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Kewra
  • Water 1-tsp for gravy
  • Prawns (cleaned) 1/2-kg
  • Red Chili Powder 1-tsp
  • Lime Juice 2-tsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste 1-tsp
  • Tandoori Masala 2-tsp
  • Marinate all above ingredients for an hour. Other Ingredients for Gravy:
  • Oil 1/2 cup
  • Onions (sliced) 2 Medium sized
  • Tomatoes (chopped) 2 medium sized
  • Yogurt (whipped) 1/2 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste 1-tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/4-tsp
  • Coriander Powder 1-tsp
  • Curry Leaves 7-8
  • Salt to taste
  • Potatoes (cubed and fried) 2 medium sized
  • All Spice Powder 1-tsp
  • Cashew Nuts 2 tsp
  • Kashmiri Chili Powder 1/4-tsp
  • Cumin Seeds 1-tsp


Gravy Heat oil in a pot and add sliced onions for a few minutes until brown. Drain the onions and set aside. Add the above marinated prawns and fry them on high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add cumin seeds, ginger garlic paste and chopped tomato. Whip yogurt with brown onions and add them to tomatoes paste. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes and add all spice powder, kashmiri chili powder, cashew nuts, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt, curry leaves and potatoes. Cook for a while and add the prawn’s mixture. Simmer on low heat for for a few minutes and add 1/2 cup of water for gravy rice. Soak the saffron strands in warm water and set aside.

Bring a big pot of water to boil, add salt, cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks and cloves, salt, 2 table spoon oil and green chilies. Cook Jazaa SELA Gold Rice until the rice is about 3/4 done (6-7 minutes) Strain the excess water and put half the rice back in the pan and drizzle 2 tablespoon of oil along-with saffron water. Add orange food color. (optional) along with green chilies, coriander and mint leaves and then add a layer of prawn’s gravy. Add the remaining rice and sprinkle kewra water. Steam it on low for 10 minutes and serve Prawn’s Biryani in a dish with sprinkles of fired onions and lemon juice.