06 October 2011

Easy Prawn Pulao

Want to make a yummy pulao in a short time? May be during weekends or that you are not in a mood to cook something complicated or the usual meal. Then this is it. A tasty combination of rice and prawns. The flavour of prawns and spices blends well with the rice and voila in minutes this yummy pulao is ready. So all the sea food lovers what are you all waiting for. Go ahead and try it!

Prawns - 1/4 kg
Cinnamon - 1" piece
Cloves- 3
Bay Leaf - 1
Cardamom- 3
Onions - 1 1/2 cup(finely chopped)
Green Chilly-1
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 1/2 tbsp
Tomato - 2 medium (finely chopped)
Red Chilly powder - 1 tsp +  1 tsp
Mint leaves - 1/2 cup
Coconut Milk 1 1/2 cup
Basmati Rice - 1 1/2 cup
Water - 1 cup + 1/4 cup
Oil - 3 tbsp
Salt - to taste

Marinate the prawns with 1 tsp chilly powder and salt.
Soak basmati rice for 1/2 hour and drain.
Heat oil. Add the cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and bay leaves.
Add onions, chilly and saute well.
Add ginger garlic paste.
Add red chilly powder.
Add tomatoes.
Add prawns, mint leaves and salt.
Add the coconut milk and water. Bring to a boil.
Add rice. Stir well. Close with a lid and cook on high flame till the water comes to a boil.
Reduce heat to low.
Cover with a lid and let cook (appox. 15 minutes on low flame).
Serve hot with raitha and green salad.

You may need 1/4 cup extra water depending on the rice. If its not cooked heat water and pour on top of the pulao. Close with a lid.
This pulao is delicious if spicy. But reduce spice level as per tolerance.
Use medium or small prawns as they are tastier.


  1. Yummmmmy!! I wish I could eat prawns man! Ur pulao looks so delightfully fragrant & flavourful!! Great pictures too Rink!

  2. Prawns in pulao is such a nice idea...looks yummy

  3. Seriously makes me hungry..cant take my eyes from that wonderful looking pulao..

  4. Looks delicious ....and so perfect ...nice colour

  5. Rinku, did i tell you that i love all pulaos and biryanis? The photos above are causing a huge craving right now. My mom is a very good cook, but she couldn't really pull off a prawn pulao. Something makes me think this recipe will work, the coconut milk and all those spices.. I love spicy too.

  6. really very easy n taste prawn pulav....lovely click!

  7. wow prawn pulao looking gud.....gr8 colour

  8. My husband loves prawns. I should bookmark this for him. Looks great!

  9. Looks stunning and delicious.... Wish I can eat the whole bowl of pulav!

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  10. I can almost smell the nice aroma... Hmmm... looks yummm..

  11. Seriously makes me drool,love the color..delicious

  12. An easy & tasty pulao!!! Nice clicks...loved the color combi used :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. perfectly done...bookmarked this one...

  14. looks so appetizing, luv the color too.

  15. wow..rice with prawns..looks absolutely delicious... cant take my eyes off it..perfect!!

  16. looks delicious!! First time here & attaracted to your blog...

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  18. awesome.. im a big fan of prawns..weekly once we wl buy prawns for sure.. definitely i wl try this... looks super delicious Rinku... kothippichu.. :) i came to kerala and undergoing a naturopathy treatment now.. only fruits and raw vegetables im having for last 1 week.. i cant explain my condition after seeing this snap Rinku :)

  19. Entammoooooo vishanirikumbo thanne ithu kanendi vannalloooooo...adipoli..

  20. simple, delicious and flavourful pulao..

  21. WoW!.Yumm recipe of Prawn Pulao luking gorgeous and lip-smackingly good dear.Luv it.

  22. You packed a lot of flavor in this quick dish.

  23. Thanks dear friends for all these lovely comments. It really feels great!!!
    @ Lena..Where are you dear? Any where close to Kannur?

  24. your photos are just exquisite...gorgeous pulav..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  25. This pulao looks really delicious.You have some great recipes out here. Thanks for dropping by my space. Glad to follow you.


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