Prawn Majboos


Prawn Majboos

Usually i make chicken majboos, so this time it was prawns as main ingredient. It was awesome, rice and prawns cooked in a pot with authentic masalas and the slight tangy taste of dried lemon. It was delicious. Marinated prawns are shallow fried in oil and mixed with the rice finally. Some crushed prawns are cooked with rice and the gravy of onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and spice powders that ended up in a rich flavored spicy yummy moist biriyani like, arabic majboos. Serve it for lunch or dinner with fresh veg salad
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 people



  • Marinate the cleaned prawns with red chili powder, a pinch of turmeric powder and salt. Heat 2 tbspboil in a pan and fry the prawns just till done. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a bottom thick vessel and add crushed ginger garlic and sliced onion.Saute till soft and light brown in colour.
  • Add sliced tomato and green chilly,saute for 4-5 minutes in medium flame
  • Add black pepper powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt and saute till the raw smell disappear. Crush half of the fried prawns and mix it.
  • Pour enough water and bring it to boil
  • Add rice and ghee.cook covered till the water in it dried out.put the flame on medium.
  • When the rice is ready,Add fried prawns and chopped coriander leaves on top and combine slowly.Remove it from the flame.
  • Hot and delicious Prawn Majboos is ready now.


Prawns (big) - 30 pieces + 8 pieces (for grinding)
Red chili powder - ¾ tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Basmati rice - 2 cup (soaked in water for half an hour and drained)
Onion - 1, chopped
Garam masala powder - ¼ tsp
Dried lemon - 1 (optional)
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
Water - 3 cup
Salt - to taste
Ghee/ clarified butter - 2 tbsp
Oil - 3 tbsp
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