Chettinad Style Prawn Biryani Recipe

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  • To prepare Chettinad Style Prawn Biryani Recipe, wash and clean prawns well, collect in a bowl and add ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, turmeric, few drops of lemon juice and 2-3 pinch salt. Mix well and marinate for 15-20 minutes.

  • Wash and soak rice in water for a minimum 30 minutes before cooking.

  • Heat oil in a large and thick bottomed handi and add the whole spices and wait till they splutter.

  • Now add shallots and saute them till they are pale in color.

  • Add green chili paste, grated coconut and marinated prawns and mix well.

  • Fry for 4-5 minutes and then slowly add curd and carefully mix everything to avoid breaking the prawns.

  • Keep the flames high and let the water from curd dry up completely.

  • Season with coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt. Fry till it is cooked and deeper in color.

  • Now add the soaked rice and again stir well such that everything incorporates well with each other.

  • Add warm water (double the quantity of rice), check salt and add a dollop of ghee and mix well.

  • Allow the rice to come to a boil, close the lid and let the rice cook at low heat.

  • Keep the lid covered till the rice is done. Gently mix the rice and collect in a serving bowl.

  • Garnish with chopped coriander and chopped curry leaves.

  • Serve the Chettinad Style Prawn Biryani hot with raita for a wholesome meal.

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