Kerala Prawns Biryani with Video

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Kerala Prawns Biryani

Kerala Prawns Biryani with Video

Kerala Prawns Biryani is a robust flavored seafood biryani made from prawns and fresh spices. This is a perfect monsoon and winter season food with wonderful coastal flavors within and aroma spreading from this hot Prawns , masala. Spicy, aromatic and flavorful biriyani dish is just awesome and tempting. Kerala Prawns Biryani can be easily prepared at home with readily available ingredients. Also termed as Chemmeen Biryani, the delicacy is a top rated dish, very popular and available in star hotels and restaurants. This Biryani is wholesome, nutritious and very filling too. Prawns take very less time to marinate in comparison with chicken or meat, thus reducing the preparation time. Prawns cooked in spices, onions and layered with rice, makes this dish bursting with flavours and aromatic spices. Curd raitha and papad can be served as side dishes for the delicious biryani dish. Prawns are nutritious, rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for body. You can cook this dish for a dinner party at home or even unexpected guests arrive and you wish to present an elaborate looking meal. You can explore a well detailed and well illustrated biryani dish here that can be easily prepared at home. Try this recipe and let us know your valuable comments.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Dish
Servings 6 Servings



  • ❤️For cooking rice:- Soak rice for 30 minutes and drained keep aside.Heat ghee in a pan add all spices and onion ,and sauté for few minutes .
  • Add rice and sauté till the rice combines well with all spices... boiled the required water (6cups)add flavored rice ,lemon juice and salt and cook for 8 -10 minutes.
  • ❤️For Prawns masala:- Clean the prawns and make a wet marinate with above mentioned marinate ingredients apply it on prawns and keep it in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  • Make a paste of garlic,ginger and green chilies and se aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the prawns, drain the excess oil in the paper towel and keep it aside.
  • In the same pan add chopped onion to leftover oil and sauté until it is translucent, add the ginger garlic green chili paste , sauté until brown color, now add tomato, chopped coriander, mint leaves and combine well.
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder ,biriyani masala , salt to taste, and combine well until the raw smell is gone. Add curd and mix well.
  • Add fried prawns and mix well, if the gravy dry then add 3 tbsp of water..( if needed)
  • Cover and cook on low flame for about 5 minutes and wait till oil starts to separate and adjust salt.
  • ❤️Final cooking and layering:- Preheat oven to 180*c In a oven proof dish, grease your cooking dish and spread half of the prawns masala and with some cooked rice.
  • Sprinkle biriyani masala, fried onion, fried cashew, raisins and chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves, sprinkle leftover ghee and few drops of saffron milk or food color milk over the rice , repeat this process.
  • Close with tight fitting heat resistant lid or close it with aluminum foil , and bake it for 20 minutes .
  • When it is done, remove and keep the dish covered until serving.
  • Serve with Raita, Green chutney, Pickle and Pappadam.....
  • Try it and feel the yummy taste!!!!! Enjoy 😉 😊


You can explore this dish: Kerala Prawns Biriyani | Chemmeen Biryani
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