How to cook delicious jinga prawns biryani in indian style

How to cook delicious jinga prawns biryani at home

Prawns biryani, one of the delicious food item made with jinga prawns. Jinga prawns biryani is the most popular mouth watering recipe and most special food item preferred to make in huge occassions. In united states prawns are called as shrimps, it is the most common term over there. There are different prawn species that we find around in tropical and sub tropical regions. Each of them differ in their size and color. Now let us see the procedure of making delicious jinga prawns biryani.


  • Prawns- 200gms
  • Onions paste- 1/2 cup
  • Onion slices- deep fried- 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Tomato puree- 3 spoons
  • Mint leaves- 3 strigs
  • Saffron- 1/2 spoon
  • Ginger and garlic paste- 2 spoons
  • Curd – 1 spoon
  • Nutmeg powder- 1 spoon
  • Refined oil- 4 spoons
  • Red chilli powder- 1 spoon

For rice:

  • Basmati rice- 250gms
  • Ghee- 2 spoons
  • Salt- 1 spoon
  • Garam masala- 2 spoons
  • Refined oil- 2 spoons


Step 1: Take prawns in a bowl, add half of onion paste,  ginger and garlic paste, red chilli powder. Stir it well and marinate for 10-15min.

Step 2: In a pan, heat refined oil add remaining onion paste, ginger and garlic paste, red chilli powder. Saute it well for 2-5min.

Step 3: Add tomato puree, curd, salt and sugar to the marinated prawns. Cover them with a lid and cook for 5-10min at low flame.

Step 4: Put pressure cooker on the flame, add refined oil and ghee heat them together, later add bay leaf and garam masala. stir it well and cook till flavor starts.

Step 5: Add rice, salt and water to it. cook for 2min.

Step 6: Take flat bottomed bowl, add fried onions followed by rice base. Place layer of prawn curry, saffron and nutmeg powder.

Step 7: Finally place remaining rice, fried onions, mint leaves. cook for 2min at low flame.

Step 8: Serve the delicious prawns biryani.

Enjoy the taste of yummy prawns biryani.

Health corner:

Prawns have various health benefits. These are used to cook recipes of different varieties. Recipes made with each prawns variety differ in taste and flavor.

  • Prawns contain low amount of calories.
  • These are the excellent source for protein and vitamins.
  • Prawns have high amount of omega fatty acids that are good for health.
  • Prawns are low in carbohydrates and fats
  • Fresh prawns are rich in vitamin B12.
  • These plays major role in maintaining healthy immune system.


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