Seafood Biryani Recipe | Food Diaries | Zarnak Sidhwa | Desi Food

Seafood Biryani Recipe | Food Diaries
Seafood Biryani Recipe | Food Diaries

Seafood Biryani is the Biryani of the season. It’s spicy, zesty and scrumptious. Give your taste buds a burst of flavor today!

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Seafood Biryani and Steamed carrot cake Recipes. This show of Food Diaries with Chef Zarnak Sidhwa aired on 22 January 2021.







  • Butter 4 tbsp
  • Prawns 1/2 kg
  • Fish, cubed 1/2 kg
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Onions, chopped 2
  • Ground cumin 1-1/2 tsp
  • Ground cinnamon ¼ tsp
  • Saffron a Pinch
  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Tomatoes, chopped 3
  • Raisins ¼ cup
  • Minced ginger 2
  • Garlic cloves chopped 4
  • Rice 1 cup
  • Whole cloves 4
  • Roasted, salted cashews 1/2 cup

Melt 2 tablespoons butter sauté the ginger and garlic and then add in prawns and fish with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sauté. Set aside. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to another pan and cook onions until golden brown. Stir in cumin, cinnamon, saffron and red chilli powder. Stir in tomatoes and cook. Add the rice and cloves, and cook, in water and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until liquid is absorbed. Stir in the seafood until heated through. Sprinkle with Raisins and cashews.


  • Flour 1 cup
  • Baking powder 2 tsp
  • Oil 1/2 cup
  • Carrots, finely grated 2
  • Brown sugar 3/4 cup
  • Eggs 2
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  • Golden syrup 1 tbsp
  • Toasted walnuts chopped 100gm


  • Cream cheese 250gm
  • Icing sugar 1/2 cup
  • Grated lemon zest 1 tsp
  • Vanilla essence 1/4 tsp
  • To decorate:
  • Walnut halves as required
  • Extra golden syrup as required

Mix all ingredients until well combined. Divide batter among greased Dariole moulds or ramekins. Cover each with a circle of buttered baking paper. Fold a single pleat (to allow for expansion) into 4 pieces of foil, then use to cover puddings tightly. Place in a roasting pan and fill pan with enough boiling water to come halfway up sides of moulds. Steam for 35 minutes. Remove from pan and cool for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, beat frosting ingredients until combined. Turn puddings onto serving plates and top with a dollop of frosting. Drizzle with some golden syrup and decorate with walnut half and serve.

Seafood Biryani Recipe in Urdu and English

At Masala TV you can check complete Seafood Biryani Recipe in Urdu and English. This is one of the best recipes by chef Zarnak Sidhwa at Masala TV show Food Diaries. Check out the other best recipes of chefs Zarnak Sidhwa.

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