This is a one pot dish prepared with few basic ingredients in a very simple and easy method. This is my mom’s style briyani. No need to grind anything except ginger garlic paste. Here i added warm milk, if you like you can add coconut milk.

Serves : 4 – 5       Soaking time : 30 mins

Prep Time : 10 mins     Cooking Time : 30 mins


Basmati Rice : 2 cups

Prawns : 350 gms

Onion : 1 large thinly sliced

Tomato : 2 large chopped

Green Chilly : 2 slit

Red chilly powder : 2 tsp

Garam Masala : 2 tsp

Turmeric Powder : 1 tsp

Ginger Garlic Paste : 2 tbsp

Warm Milk : 1 Cup

Water : 2 cups

Curd/yogurt : 1/2 cup

Mint Leaves : 1/4 cup chopped

Lemon Juice : 3 tbsp (Optional)

Salt to taste

To Temper:

Oil : 2 tbsp

Ghee : 2 tbsp

Bat leaf : 1

Cardamon : 4

Cloves : 4

Cinnamon : 1 inch

Fennel Seed : 1 tsp


  1. Wash and soak basmati rice for 30 mins. Then clean and wash  prawns with turmeric powder, set aside. Prep chopping onion and tomatoes.
  2.  Heat pressure cooker with oil and ghee, add tempering agents. Saute it for a while, add sliced onions and green chilies, saute to golden brown. Then add in ginger garlic paste,  saute it for 2 mins.

    3. Now add in tomato, cook it till mushy. Add Red chilly, turmeric, garam masala powder, mint leaves with salt. saute it for 2 mins on medium high heat.

4. Now add prawns, toss it with masala to coat well. Cover and cook for 5 mins. Then add yogurt and lemon juice, mix well and cook it for 3 mins.

5. Add warm milk and water. Allow it boil nicely, then add in soaked basmati rice. Mix well. Cover cooker with a lid, cook for 3 whistle on medium heat.


Once air released open lid and fluff it with fork. Serve with raita or with egg.