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Prawn Pulao

Prawn Pulao

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30

Cook Time : 40

Total Time : 70

Ingredients

Serves 2

  • rice 1 cups

  • prawns (any variety) 200 gms

  • medium onion sliced thinly 1 nos

  • ginger garlic paste or 2 garlic cloves minced 1 tsp

  • green chili slit (skip for kids) 1-2 nos

  • Garam masala or biryani masala (adjust to suit your taste) 1/2 - 3/4 tsp

  • coriander powder 1/2- 3/4 tsp

  • turmeric 1 pinch

  • Salt as needed 1 tbsp

  • coconut milk or 2 tbsp water (coconut milk adds taste and aroma) 2-3 tbsp

  • Lemon juice as desired 1 cups

  • Oil as needed 100 ml

  • Dry spices or pulao spices 1 nos

  • green cardamoms 3 nos

  • cloves 4-5 nos

  • cinnamon stick 2 nos

  • star anise / star flower 1 nos

  • strand of mace 1 nos

Directions

  • 01

    Preparation-Wash and soak rice for about 30 mins

  • 02

    Cook it in whatever way you like either in the pot, pressure cooker or electric cooker

  • 03

    Cook rice till al dente

  • 04

    You can also add few drops of oil to the rice pot to keep the rice grainy

  • 05

    Rice should begrainy fully cooked but not mushy

  • 06

    Devein and clean prawns

  • 07

    Rinse them well

  • 08

    You can also wash them in vinegar to remove the fishy smell

  • 09

    Drain them completely and set aside

  • 10

    While the rice soaks and cooks, you can marinate prawns with ginger garlic paste, garam masala, corianderpowder, red chili powder, salt and turmeric

  • 11

    Making of prawn pulao--Heat a pan with oil and saute all the pulao spices until fragrant

  • 12

    Add onions and saute until golden and cooked well

  • 13

    Add the prawns and saute for 2 to 3 mins or until the raw smell from the ginger garlic goes away

  • 14

    Add mint and saute for 2 mins

  • 15

    Cover and cook on a low heat until the prawns are completely cooked

  • 16

    Add the coconut milk or water and allow to thicken

  • 17

    You must be left with a thick curry like prawn mixture

  • 18

    At this stage if the prawn are swirled it means they are cooked completely

  • 19

    If not sprinkle little water and cook further

  • 20

    Overcooking makes them hard

  • 21

    Add cooked and cooled rice along with lemon juice

  • 22

    Mix well and serve prawn pulao hot with fresh onion

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