Prawn Semiya Biryani

Biryani is a very delicious rice recipe which is very popular across all India. Try a new variety of biryani with prawns and vermicelli. This yummy seafood recipe is a true feast for your taste buds. This colorful biryani is easy to prepare and less time consuming.

Prep time: 25 min

Cook time: 20 min

Serves: 2-3


  • 250 g fresh prawns
  • 250 g vermicelli
  • 150 g ghee
  • 100 g cashew nuts
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 5 g cinnamon
  • 5 cardamoms
  • 1 cup chopped spring onions
  • 2 large onions, chopped lengthwise
  • 2 tsp chopped green chillies
  • 2 tsp limejuice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 small bunch each of coriander and mint leaves
  • 1 cup thick curds
  • 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • Salt and chilli powder to taste


Boil a glass of water in a pan. Add vermicelli and cook. Drain the water and keep aside.

Heat ghee in a kadai and fry onions, cashews till brown. Then add ginger-garlic paste, cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms, spring onions, green chillies and fry. Add these ingredients one at a time and fry each of them for 2 minutes.

Add raw prawns, beaten curd, salt, turmeric, chilli powder and mix well. Boil till prawns are done and water evaporates. Then mix vermicelli and sauté for a minute. Mix limejuice and remove from flame.

Garnish with chopped mint, coriander leaves and cahewnuts. Serve hot with onion raita.

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