Jul 22, 2012

Prawns Pulao

First of all Ramadan Kareem to all my Muslim blogger friends..Here in Kuwait we have office for 6 hrs during this month I wish this holy month brings lot of peace and happiness in our lives. OK now coming to the recipe I don't think there is anyone who makes better prawn pulao then my mother but this time I gave her a tough competition. It was tasting almost the same like hers...We enjoyed it with fried Tilapia and some onion tomato raita.

Prawns - 500gm
Rice - 11/2 cup
onion - 2 medium sized chopped
tomato - 1 large chopped
green chilli - 2 slit
ginger garlic paste - 1 tbs
garlic cloves - 5 to 6 crushed
curry leaves - 1 spring
whole garam masala - 3 to 4 pepper corns, 3 cloves, 1small stick cinnamon & 2 green cardamom
cashews - 8  to 10
red chill pwd - 1/2 tbs
turmeric - 1tsp
garam masala pwd - 2tsp
pulao or biryani masala - 2 tsp
goda masala - 1 1/2 tbs (optional)
coriander - chopped
salt - to taste

First marinate the prawns with salt, 1/2 tbs ginger garlic, little turmeric and 1/4 tsp of garam masala pwd. keep in the refrigerator for minimum 30min.

Wash the rice thoroughly drain and soak for 15 minutes. Heat oil in a pressure cooker add whole garam masala once they splutter add curry leaves,crushed garlic and slit green chilli. Now add onion just after 1 min add the remaining ginger garlic paste lower the flame. cook until onion becomes soft add cashews, red chilli pwd, turmeric,garam masala pwd, pulao masala sprinkle some water so that the powders don't burn. Cook for a minute now add tomato with some salt once the tomato is semi cooked add the goda masala and mix it properly. Once oil leaves add prawns mix and cook for 1 minute now add rice with 3 cups of water. Close the cooker lid with weight. Cook on medium flame. Cook for 1 whistle simmer for 3 to 4 minutes and switch off the flame . Once all pressure is released garnish it with freshly chopped coriander and serve hot with fried fish and raita.


  1. Hi Supriya ,

    Looks Delicious !!!

    Neat presentation :))

    Keep on Dear....


  2. Yummy pulao variety... Craving for dat plate

  3. yummy and delicious pulao... love this platter..

  4. Hi Supriya, Prawns pulao looks simply awesome and tempting. Wish I was your neighbour to have a taste of it.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. I love prawns and rice.. this combination is superb

  6. Mouthwatering combo! Delectable one.

  7. wow..perfectly made ...yummy n inviting..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  8. total yumm .. its my all time favourite after prawns fry :)

  9. pulao looks yummy.....

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  12. Looks so tempting ...
    I love prawns ...Will try this for sure ;-)
    Glad to follow you !!

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