Prawn Dum Biriyani

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Prawn Dum Biriyani


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 45 Min

Total Time : 55 Min


Serves : 2
  • 300 gms prawn fresh - (clean and devein)

  • 1 tbsp garlic paste

  • 1 tsp ginger paste

  • 2 tbsp onion paste

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 1/2 cups hung curd

  • 1 tbsp kashmiri chili powder

  • 1/2 cups onion fried

  • 2 tbsp milk

  • 3/4 cups rice

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 tbsp ghee butter /clarified

  • 2 tbsp milk

  • 1 tsp cardamom green powder

  • 1/2 cups coriander mint and chopped

  • 2-3 nos green chili (skip also) slices

  • 1 pinch salt per taste


  • Mix the turmeric, chili powder, salt, ginger, garlic, onion, Garam masala and 1/2 cup yogurt and marinate the prawns in it, for 1/2 an hour
  • Cook rice with water until its 80% cooked
  • Drain the water and add 1 tsp cardamom powder,salt per taste to it
  • Mix well and set aside for layering
  • Now take a pan and heat 1 tbsp oil and add prawns and cook at medium flame for 5-7min
  • You will get a thick liquid gravy
  • Now it comes to layering
  • Take a handi or a biriyani pot
  • Grease the bottom with ghee
  • Take half rice and layer the bottom
  • Add second layer of half of the prawn on it
  • Sprinkle coarinder chopped and half of prawn gravy
  • Sprinkle half onion
  • Third layer is with the remaining rice and final layer is with remaining prawn gravy
  • Sprinkle fried onion, coriander and green chills on top
  • Sprinkle the milk
  • Now seal the pot with dough and put on dum on lowest heat of gas burner
  • You can always put a flat skillet or tawa first on gas flame and than put your biriyani pot on it for dum, so that there will be no-chance of burning inside
  • It will take 25-30 min till you get a nice aroma all around
  • To check whether cooking is done or not, sprinkle little water on the side wall of pot outside
  • If it's done than water will evaporate immediately
  • Serve hot