Shrimp Biriyani Recipe

by Annamma Philipose

Shrimp Biriyani Recipe


• 1 Lb Shrimp

• 1 Cup Basmati Rice

• 4 Onions

• Small Grated Ginger

• 2 Cloves Garlic

• 4 Green Chilies

• 3 Cups Grated Coconut

• 2 Tsp Garam Masala

• 2 Tsp Lime Juice

• 2 Tsp Cashew Nuts

• 2 Tsp Raisins

• 2 Bay Leaves

• ¼ Cup Ghee or Butter

• Salt to Taste


• Clean the fish and remove the veins.

• Soak the rice in normal water for 20 minutes.

• Grind green chilies, garam masala, ginger, garlic, cashew nuts and coconut into a paste.

• In heated oil, fry half of the onions until they become golden brown in color.

• Add the grinded paste to the onions and stir for about 5 minutes.

• Add the shrimps and salt.

• Fry well and keep stirring so that all the shrimps are coated with the cooked masala.

• Take a separate pan and fry the bay leaves in heated oil.

• Add the remaining onions and fry until the onions are golden brown.

• Add the rice and stir fry for about 10 minutes. Add the peas, salt and 2 cups of water.

• Put the lid on the pan and let it stay for 15 minutes or until the rice is almost done on a low flame.

• Preheat the oven to 300°F.

• In a serving bowl mix the shrimps and rice together and cover the bowl with the aluminium foil.

• Keep the bowl in the oven for about 10 - 15 minutes.

• Add lime juice and garnish with fried cashew nuts and raisins.


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