Shrimp Biriyani


To Marinate:

Shrimp, 35-45 counts
2 tsp Chilly Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/4 tsp Vinegar
Oil for shallow frying

For Gravy:

Onions, 2 medium thinkly sliced
Ginger-garlic paste, 1 tbsp
Green chillies, 6 split length wise
Garam Masala, 1 tsp
Coriander Powder, 2 1/2 tsp
Lime/Lemon juice, 1 tbsp
Mint leaves, 5-6
Cilantro, handful
Water, 1/2 cup

For Rice:

Basmati Rice, 2 1/2 cup
Water, 5 cups
Ghee, 1 tbsp
Mint leaves, handful
Cardomom, 6
Bay leaves, 3
Cloves, 6
Cinnamon sticks, 3 2" pieces
Star Anise, 3
Cashews, roastes or fried handful


  • Wash shrimp and pat dry with paper towel
  • Mix chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, vinegar and salt together and rub it on to the shrimp
  • Let it sit for 30 minutes
  • Heat some oil in a pan and shallow fry shrimp in batches
  • Don't fry each side for more than 3 minutes
  • In the same pan heat up some more oil
  • Sautee onions for about 5-6 minutes
  • Then add rest of the ingridents and let it fry with the onions for another 3 minutes
  • Add the fried shirmp and 1/2 cup of wather and let it simmer for 10 minutes
  • Wash Basmati rice, drain and let it sit aside for 15 minutes
  • Boil the rice along with water, ghee, salt, bay leaves, cardomom, cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, and mint leaves
  • Make sure the rice doesn't over cook
  • Drain the rice
  • Layer the rice and shrimp
  • Add the roasted or fried cashews on top and serve it hot with raita, lime pickle, and papad


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