Prawn Biryani / Shrimp Biryani (Pressure Cooker Method)

Shrimp has been my favorite sea food since long. I haven't experimented much with it. The regular way of cooking shrimp at my place is m...

Shrimp has been my favorite sea food since long. I haven't experimented much with it. The regular way of cooking shrimp at my place is making a simple curry and serve it with plain rice. Over the time, I got bored of the same thing and wanted to experiment with Shrimp Biryani. I am a pretty lazy person to go with the dum biryani process. So, I took a shortcut of the pressure cooker method and tried this out. It is almost similar to dum biryani in taste and you will surely enjoy eating it. We had this for lunch yesterday and it was super yummy. If you have sudden guests at your house and you have to cook delicacies, then this pressure cooker method biryani will come to your rescue.

  • Shrimp/Prawns - 1 cup
  • Salt - As per taste
  • Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Water - As required
  • Yogurt - 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - Half teaspoon
  • Garam Masala powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger-garlic paste - Half teaspoon
  • Oil - 3 tablespoons
  • Bay Leaf - 2
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cinnamon - 2
  • Onions - 1(small, finely chopped)
  • Green Chillies - 3(slit into two halves)
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Tomatoes - 1(finely chopped)
  • Fenugreek leaves - 2 tablespoons
  • Basmati Rice - 4 cups


Boil the shrimp in water adding salt and turmeric powder. Once done, drain the water and keep them aside.

Marinate the boiled shrimp by adding yogurt, salt, red chilli powder, corainder powder, garam masala powder, ginger-garlic paste and one tablespoon of oil. Let it stay for half an hour.

Take the pressure cooker to heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil to it. Add bay leaf, cardamom, clove and cinnamon. Add onions, green chillies and curry leaves and cook for 3 mins. Then add tomatoes and cook for 2 mins

Add the marinated shrimp along with fenugreek leaves.

Add the basmati rice and mix well. Cook for 5 mins and then add 5 cups of water for 4 cups of basmati rice.

Pressure cook for 3 whistles and then remove from heat. Serve hot.

Serving Options:

Serve the delicious Prawn Biryani with yogurt raitha.


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  1. So yummy ... This pictures make me so hungry :)
    xoxo Shreya

  2. very tempting biryani..awesome lavanya...

  3. Dear Sir,
    My wife is writing a cook book with about 130 recipes of our own. Some of the pictures should we like to adapt from the internet. We wish to use in the book with due mention of your name. I am writing to seek your permission to use the picture of Shrimps Biryani.

  4. Hi , it's looks yummy. Want to try it but I am not sure wether to use fresh fenugreek or frozen fenugreek leaves or is it kasoori methi.


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