Nadiya Hussain prawn saffron biryani recipe

Nadiya Hussain served up a tasty prawn saffron biryani on Nadiya’s Family Favourites.

The ingredients are: 500g basmati rice, large pinch saffron, 1 small cinnamon stick and 2 tsp salt.

For the sauce: 80g unsalted butter, 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped, 2 medium onions, finely chopped, 2 tsp salt, ½ lemon, 2 large red chillies, quartered, ½ tsp ground turmeric, 1 tsp Indian five-spice (panch phoran), a large handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped, 350g raw king prawns, peeled and 5 tbsp olive oil.


See Nadiya’s recipes in her book titled: Nadiya’s Family Favourites: Easy, beautiful and show-stopping recipes for every day from Nadiya’s upcoming BBC TV series, available from Amazon now.

One thought on “Nadiya Hussain prawn saffron biryani recipe

  1. Just made this recipe tonight for dinner. Never felt the need to post a review before, but this is Beautiful!! Light, full of aromatic, fresh flavours. Didn’t even feel tempted to alter the recipe and this is a first for me. Love making a Lamb version but this is perfect for Summer. Will make this again and again. Made it with the frozen raw prawns from Aldi, delicious!!

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