Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Shrimp or the prawns are the one that I love a lot under seafood section. I buy them freshly in chinese market. So I decided to prepare biriyani out of shrimps on weekends and thats the day I like to prepare so that I could cook with extra time :) . That was my first trial and came out soo well. Making biriyani is a bit of preparation but its well worth. The flavour of shrimps makes it exceptional.


1/2 pound Shrimps.

1 tsp Chilli powder.

1 tsp Coriander powder.

Turmeric powder a pinch.
1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste.

1 tsp Meat masala.


1 Cup Cooked Basmati rice.

1 Onions .

1 Tomato.

2 Green chillies.

1 tsp Chilli powder.

1 tsp Coriander powder.

1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste.

1 tsp Meat masala.


1 Bay leaf.

3 Cloves.

2 Cardamom.

Salt to taste.

2 tbsp Oil.

(NOTE: While cooking rice I added 2 cloves, 1 cardamom, cinnamon and 1 bay leaf with 1 1/2 cup of water. This gives a real flavour to the rice.)


Devein the shrimps and wash adding vinegar in water. This reduces the fishy smell. Marinate shrimps with above given marinated ingredients. Let it sit for an hour.

Heat oil in a pan, add all the whole spices followed by the onions, tomato and ginger garlic paste. Fry them till it turns brown. Add chilli pd , coriander pd , turmeric pd , garam masala and salt and fry them for 1 min. Then add the shrimp marination and cook on high flame for 5 mins and simmer till the oil comes out.

Add the cooked basmati rice and stir well till the rice is fully absorbed by the masala. Garnish with corinder leaves.

Serve hot with raita.



Cham said...

One of my best seafood dish, my mom makes like meat biryani and I make very very rarely... Because none in my house like shrimp. U make me drool over ur plate Dear!

Anonymous said...

Drooling Suma..I think shrimp is everyones choice..looks awesome..

Suma Rajesh said...

nice to hear shrimps are ur fav too but none of those dont like in ur home? thts sounds sad cham :(

I too think so ann..thanks.

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely suma.......nice presentation

Dershana said...

Hi Suma, the biriyani looks like it came out very well!

notyet100 said...


Happy cook said...

Super delicious.
I wish I has tha plate of delicious biriyani.
My daughter don't like shrimps otherwise i would have made them.

Trupti said...

looks delicious & nice presentation

Asha said...

Trisha wanted me to buy Shrimps and make her breadcrumb coated ones, got to buy some. Biryani looks good, good job! :)

Akal's Saappadu said...

The briyani looks yummy and beautifully presented.

Suma Rajesh said...

Thanks u all ...

I too loved the breadcrumbs version..I add extra cheese and coriander leaess in breadcrumbs taht tastes fabulous..Nice tht ur making.. plzz send some for me too :)

Sathya Sankar said...

luv shrimp, drooling here....
wonderful pictures !
Thanks for sharing.

Priti said...

Looks so gud...nice Bro in law makes very gud prawn briyani too ....mouth watering is looking yours

Ramya Bala said...

wow..looks so yummy...beautifully displayed..even I cook the rice very same way...

PCP.Senthil Kumar said...

I'm going to study PG in culinary arts soon.. I'm sure your blog will be useful for me :)

Learn photography... It will be more helpful to showcase your recipe.

thank you


Yasmeen said...

Pretty platter of mouthwatering shrimp biryani Suma:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Makes me drooooooooooooooool. Love it.. Awesome presentation.

Suma Rajesh said...

Thanks friends. Glad u all liked it.

I hope so and thanks for the advise.

ranji said...

oh wow!!i love this dish..beautiful presentation too..really delicous and tempting suma :)

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Varsha Vipins said...

Thanks for the comment in Lubna's Rendezvous post about my dishes Suma..:)

Your Biriyani looks sooo yummy..For cooking rice,If u will first fry the pre soaked rice with those spices in ghee and then add that soaked water n cooked,it'll taste so good.This is how I do dear.Kerala style..:)