Restuarnt Style Shrimp Biryani

4 from 1 vote

Shrimp Biryani is very flavorful and tasty dish.As a Bengali we love fish and my family especially love shrimp very much so I love to cook this dish very much.Along with flavorful spices of Biryani shrimp also gives a great flavor in this dish. Compare to mutton or chicken Biryani Shrimp Biryani is easy to make. Enjoy this restaurant style shrimp biriyani with raita or any gravy side dish.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Served AsDinner, Lunch
Servings 4


  • 4 cup Basmati rice
  • 2 cup shrimp peeled and devined
  • 1 cup fried onion
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp whole garam masala cardamom, cinnamon, clove
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 whole red dry chilies
  • 1 tsp mace powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp white pepper corns
  • 1 tsp shahi jeera powder
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • Salt for seasoning
  • Ghee or butter as needed
  • 1 drop of kewra water
  • 6 green chilies


  • First wash and soak the rice in lukewarm water. Then peel and wash shrimp and drain all water then rub salt on it.Then we will start making the fried onions or berestta. Heat ghee in a pan and add sliced onion and fry until light brown. Keep aside.
  • In a big vessel start boiling 8 cups of water, after water starts bubbling add rice. When rice is done 90% drain all water and spread it in a muslin cloth to dry.
  • Take a wok or kadai and add plenty of ghee or butter and add whole garam malasa, dried chili, bay leaves. As they start crackling add ginger garlic paste. Saute until turn light brown then add chopped tomato.
  • Add white peppercorns, green chilies, salt, sugar and shahi jeeera powder. Saute until ghee separates from the masala . Now add shrimp pieces and cook. After the shrimp are well cooked add beaten yogurt and garam masala powder and mace powder.
  • Cook until it becomes dry and ghee separate from gravy switch off the flame. Now for layering the Biryani. Take a big pan or handi. Smear ghee all over the pan. Add ghee on bottom now add the cooked shrimp with some gravy .Spread it evenly.
  • Next layer some steamed rice spread evenly then add some fried onions. keep this layer going on until shimp gravy finished. Lastly spread rice on top. Add kewra water. Some garam masala powder and 2 tbsp of ghee on top.
  • Now seal the cover with aluminium foil or wheat flour dough. That the steam can't come outside. Place a tawa on stove top over on it place the biryani pot.
  • First 15 minutes raise the flame in high but after that simmer the flame and keep it steam for 50 minutes. Now open the lid and give a stir . Enjoy shrimp biryani with Raita or your favorite side dish gravy.


Soak rice for 30 minutes before cooking. Take medium size of shrimp. Dont fry the shrimp it will get rubbery.

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