How to make Poha Prawn Biryani -

Prawn Biryani with a twist of pressed rice

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Pressed rice (poha) (पोहा),

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Poha Prawn Biryani

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Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Poha Prawn Biryani Recipe

  • Pressed rice (poha) 400 grams

  • Prawn (small) shelled and deveined 200 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onion 3 medium

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon 1

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Fried onions 1 cup

  • Mint leaves 40

  • Green chillies 4-5

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Keep the poha in a colander and pour water over to moisten it. Set aside. Place prawns in a bowl, add salt and turmeric powder and mix. Let them marinate for 15 minutes. Slice onions.

Step 2

Drain extra moisture from prawns, add ginger-garlic paste, juice of a lemon, onions, ¼ cup yogurt, half the fried onions, 20 mint leaves and salt. Halve green chillies and slit them, add to the prawns and mix. Keep them in a refrigerator to marinate for 10-15 minutes. Preheat oven to 200°C.

Step 3

Put ½ the prawns in a handi, cover with ½ the poha, sprinkle a little salt, ¼ tsp garam masala powder, 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsps yogurt, 10 mint leaves, remaining fried onions, remaining prawns, remaining poha, a little salt, remaining garam masala powder, 10 mint leaves, 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsps yogurt.

Step 4

Cover the handi with a lid, seal with atta dough and cook in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. Serve hot with a raita of your choice.

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