Friday, March 03, 2006

Prawns Pulao

This is a very simple & tasty recipe. My mom used to prepare this very often for my lunch box at work & she would prepare it in bulk as my colleagues would freak out on it.
Give it a try. I am sure you will like it.

You need :

20 medium to large sized prawns (if you have small sized prawns, just increase the quantity)
2 cups basmati rice
4 cups water
3 green cardamoms
3 cloves
1 inch stick cinnamon
2 medium sized onions, thinly sliced
2 medium sized tomatoes, finely chopped
2 - 3 tbsp cooking oil
salt, to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder (if you are using any other chilli powder, add as per the pungency. This pulao will not taste good if you make it very spicy as you will lose the sweetness of the prawns.)

Heat oil in a kadhai/ wok. Put in the cardamoms, cinnamon & cloves. Fry for 10 seconds till you get a nice aroma. Add onions & fry till nicely browned. Add the prawns & stir fry till just pink on the outside. Add tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder. Stir fry till tomatoes turn soft & mushy. Add rice & water. Cover & let cook on medium-high flame till the water has almost been absorbed by the rice.

On the other hand just heat a tawa or a big flat pan on high flame. When the pan has become very hot, make the flame very low & keep the kadhai/ wok on that tawa/ pan. Lightly fluff the rice with a spatula from underneath the kadhai/ wok. Cover & keep it on dum till all the water has been absorbed by the pulao. Again fluff up the rice & serve hot.


Shilpa said...

I just love prawns pulav. My aunt does it a little different. I will try your recipe. Thanks.

Gini said...

I have a favorite recipe for prawns pulao but it is much longer than yours.
The pic looks tempting..

Kay said...

I LOVE praws pulao! :) Was asking my husband if he'll prepare it for me. What a surprise! :)

Your version looks yummy - I'll give him your recipe, Tina.

Meenal Mehta said...

hey tina,

loved the bamia and the prawns pulao ...they look great

I had never heard of Bamia before.What do you know , I learnt something new today :)

Thanks for sharing and great job

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Thanx Shilpa, Gini, Kay & Meenal.

Puspha said...

This looks so delicious. Gonna try it out.

Suanne said...

I love your blog. The food you blog looks so yummy. I gotta try some of it ... maybe the bread nest, that so original. Keep it up!

Rekha said...

The prawn pulao looks very tempting.Will try it out soon.Tina would u by any chance have the recipe for rose cookies.Have bought the cookie mould but dont know exactly how to use it.Could u please share the recipe and how exactly do u use anew mould.Does it have to be seasoned.Thanks for posting such delicious recipes.Missed them when u took a break.

sailu said...

That picture looks delicious,Tina.

Lera said...

Pulav with Prawns just sounds great!

Dawna said...

Hi Tina,

I made your prawns pulao yesterday for dinner - delicious! I'm having the leftovers for lunch today. I didn't have tomatoes, so I just added a tablespoon of tomato paste. I'll definitely want to make this again.

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Thanx Dawna... I'm so glad that you liked it.. This is perfect for days you dont want to have a bland meal & yet dont want to spend a lot of time cooking in the kitchen.. & this pulao tastes more good the next day.

haritha said...

its so hubby liked it so much...every week hes asking me to prepare the same birayani...thanks for ur xcellent biryani..