Wednesday 9 June 2021

Prawn Biryani Recipe/Shrimp Birynai Recipe/Eral Biryani Recipe/Fried Prawn Biryani with step by step photos & Video in English & Tamil/Prawn Biryani-Method 2

Today, I am going to share a very flavourful and delicious Prawn Biryani. This Prawn Biryani has unique flavour and taste because it is made by frying the prawns and then making the biryani. Do try out this Prawn Biryani and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out Prawn Biryani which I have posted earlier and other interesting and tempting Non-Vegetarian Biryani Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Prawn Biryani with step by step photos & Video...


Basmati Rice

400 g [ 2 cups]

Onions [ big]

2 sliced

Green Chillies

3 slit

Tomatoes [big]

2 finely chopped

Ginger & Garlic Paste

2 tsp

Red Chilli Powder

1.5 tsp

Garam Masala Powder

2 tsp

Coconut Milk

1.5 cups


1.5 cups


1 small bunch

 For Marinate


400 g

Turmeric Powder

¼ tsp

Red Chilli Powder

1 tsp

Black Pepper Powder

¼ tsp

Garam Masala Powder

½ tsp


As needed

 For Tempering


2 tbsp


2 tbsp

Cinnamon Sticks/Pattai






Bay Leaves


Preparation Time: 20 minutes                     Recipe Category: Main Course/Lunch

Cooking Time: 1 hour                                      Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Author: Priya Anandakumar

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Prawn Thokku/Eral Thokku/South Indian Style Eral Thokku with video

Tandoori Tiger Prawn on stove and in grill

Meanwhile do check out different types of 

Non-VegBiryani varieties here, 

Chicken Gravies/Varuvals etc,

Mutton gravies/varuvalrecipes here,

Fish gravies/Varuval recipes here.

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Mutton Biryani in Oven/Layered Mutton Biryani in Oven

Green Mutton Biryani

White Mutton Biryani/Sofiyani Biryani/Hyderabadi White Mutton Biryani

Muslim Mutton Biryani/Bhai Veettu Mutton Biryani - Video Recipe

Biryani Masala Powder for Muslim Mutton Biryani

Thalapakatti Mutton Biryani

Pressure Cooker Chicken Biryani

Green Chicken Biryani/Cilantro,Mint&GreenChillies Chicken Biryani

Ambur Chicken Biryani

Fried Chicken Biryani

Thalapakatti Chicken Biryani

Chicken Dhum Biryani/Marinated Chicken Biryani

Chicken Pulav

Prawn Biryani - Method 1

Prawn Biryani - Method 2

Egg Biryani

Egg Rice

Scrambled Egg Biryani -Video Recipe

Biyani Kathrikkai/Brinjal for Biryani

Here's a video of how to make Prawn Biryani in both English & Tamil...


Wash and clean the prawns/eral with out any mud at least 3-4 times and drain the water. Add ½ tsp of turmeric powder to the washed prawns/eral, mix really well and then wash it one more time.

Devein the prawns, wash one more time and keep it ready.

Slice the onions, slit the green chillies, chop the tomatoes, clean the mint and keep everything ready. Extract coconut milk and keep it aside

Wash the basmati rice 2-3 times and drain the water. Add fresh water and soak for 30 minutes. 

Marinating the Prawns

Take the washed prawns in a wide bowl.

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, black pepper powder, garam masala powder and salt.

Mix everything really well with your hand. Cover and let it sit for 30 minutes. You can keep it for more than 30 minutes, in that case do not forget to refrigerate it.


Heat oil & ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel/Biryani vessel.  

Add the marinated prawns/shrimp to the oil and fry for 5-6 minutes or until 80% cooked.

Drain out the prawns from the oil to a plate and keep it aside.

To the same vessel, add cinnamon sticks, cardamom, cloves, bay leaves and saute for 10-15 seconds.

Now add sliced onions, green chillies and little salt.

Saute really well for about 5-7 minutes or until they start to change color.

Add ginger & garlic paste and saute well until the raw smell vanishes.

Add the tomatoes and saute really well until they turn mushy.

Add red chilli powder, - 1.5 tsp and garam masala powder -2tsp.

Saute well the masala powders really well for about a minute.

Add the washed pudina/mint and saute until they shrink.

At this stage add the fried prawns/shrimp, salt and mix really well.

Now add the coconut milk + water [3 cups] and give a good stir.

Let it come to rolling boil.

Add the washed basmati rice and give a good stir.

Cover and cook on medium flame for about 10 minutes.

Open the lid and check the rice, now all the water is gone and rice will be half way cooked. At this stage it time to keep dum.

Heat an old dosa tawa and keep the biryani vessel on top of it. Give a gentle and good stir. Cover it with lid. Now keep a pot filled with water or anything heavy  on top of biryani vessel. This is to ensure that the steam does not escape.

Cook the biryani in dhum for about 20-25 minutes on low medium flame and then switch off the stove.

Open the lid, add some mint leaves and then keep it closed in dhum for about 30 minutes [ stove should be off only].

Delicious, yummy, flavourful and super tasty Prawn Biryani is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it hot with onion raita or cucumber raita.

Thank you all for visiting my space, please come back again for more and more tempting and delicious Veg Biryanis & Non-Vegetarian Biryanis from my kitchen.

Here's a video of how to make Prawn Biryani in both English & Tamil..

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