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shrimp biryani recipe

Shrimp Biryani

Biryani refers to a number of Middle Eastern and Indian dishes made with spices, rice, and meat with a nice creamy yogurt sauce. This recipe swaps the meat for shrimp and veggies, and you can make it more or less spicy.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 335 kcal


  • 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 Tbsp. fresh ginger minced
  • 1/4 tsp. ground corriander
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 potato small
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup shrimp raw, peeled, deveined
  • 5 oz. frozen peas thawed (half bag)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 oz.
  • 4 Tbsp. Greek Yogurt non-fat
  • small handful cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno (optional)


  • Prepare rice according to package instructions. Chop onion, mince garlic and ginger. Cut potato into 1x1 inch cubes leaving skin. Peel carrot and roughly chop.
  • Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes. Once onion is translucent, add the ginger and garlic and stir together.
  • After 1 minute, add the dry spices, and stir to combine. Cook for another minute
  • Add about 1 cup water to the pan, then add potatoes and carrots. Bring mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and let simmer for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender when stuc with a fork.
  • About 5 minutes before the potatoes are done cooking, add the shrimp. After 2-3 minutes stir to cook evenly on both sides. At the end of the cooking time, there should be little to no water remaining.
  • Stir peas and tomatoes into the veggie mixture and warm through. (about a minute or so)
  • Remove the pan from heat and add the rice and yogurt. Mix everything well.
  • Serve the biryani topped with cilantro and jalapeno. (optional)


Tasty and flavorful Indian / Middle Eastern dish from the Noom app. Make as spicy or mild as you wish, and add more veggies for larger portions at about the same calories. I like to garnish with a lime wedge. 
Keyword indian, noom, shrimp, spicy