Thursday, 12 June 2014

Chettinad Prawn Briyani | Era Briyani | Prawn Recipes | Briyani Recieps

Prawn briyani is one of the easy and tasty briyani which can be prepared very fast. This is one of my mom's signature recipe. I have tasted this in famous restaurants but none has replaced the taste of my mom's recipe. When ever my mom sees fresh prawns, she buys it for a fast and easy meal. My favorite is the prawns masala which goes well with rice and dosa. But my bro's favorite is Prawn Briyani so my mom ends up making a complete prawn meal: Prawn Briyani, Prawn 65 and Prawn Masala

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I enjoyed while preparing this era briyani of its aroma from curry leaves and spices. No sunday is a complete without briyani, give this era briyani a try and I am sure you would love it!!!
Serves:2  Cooking & Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Prawns/ Shrimp 500 grams
Seeraga Samba/Basmati Rice 1 cup
Onion 2 chopped lengthwise
Green Chilli 4 chopped finely
Curry Leaves Handful
Ginger Garlic Paste 2 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tbsp
Pepper Powder 1/2 tbsp
Salt As Required
Water 1.5 cup
Ghee 1 tbsp
To Temper:
Oil 2 tbsp
Bay Leaves 1
Cinnamon 1 piece
Clove 2
Mace 1 small
Star Anise 2
Cardamom  1

Method of Preparation:
1.Soak the jeera samba or basmati rice in water for 20 minutes. Clean, devine and wash the prawns with turmeric powder and set aside. Heat water in a small pressure cooker, add the washed prawns and close the lid and let it sound for 2 whistles or until the prawns is cooked and soft. Switch Off and set aside. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add the items to temper once the oil is hot. Add the chopped onions, then green chillies and curry leaves. Fry until the onion turns brown and the aroma of spices arose.
2. Add red chilli powder, pepper powder and salt. Saute well. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell leaves. Add water required for the rice.
3.Once the water starts bubbling, add the soaked rice and cooked prawns. Let it start boiling fully, add ghee at this stage and gently mix it well. Close the lid and keep in medium flame for 1-2 whistles and simmer it for 5 minutes. Turn off. Open after the pressure settles down, garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves and serve hot!!!

Enjoy the delicious prawn briyani with salna !!!

  • Add generous amount of fresh curry leaves as its the main flavour. 
  • Don't over cook the prawns.
  • If desired, garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Adjust red chilli powder and pepper powder to suit your spice level. 
  • The cooking time varies as per the soaking time of rice. I usually use 1:1.5 Rice:Water ratio for seeraga samba for soaking time of 20-30 minutes. But you should choose the measurements according to the variety of rice you use. 
how to make prawn briyani


  1. who doesn't love biriyani?? looks so delicious...

  2. super...will try this version soon...

    1. Thanks remya... Do try and let me know how you liked it.

  3. Looks too good! Wish I could have some!

  4. hae ree look so goood!! feel lik tasting it!!! i love prawns tat too ur mom prep so coool!!

  5. Yummy !!!! Can you please post the recipe for the salna too. I am not able to find the right recipe for it at all and have you used chicken stock in the salna?

    1. Hey Thanks. I have posted chicken salna recipe...check this link

  6. Sure Alamelu...will post soon. Thanks.

  7. yummy biriyani...happy to follow u...

  8. I love prawn and biryani, so this combo is made in heaven. Yum :)

  9. chettinad again... do u hail frm somewhere ther? or a spice lover? loved this
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