Mom, Prawns and Rice

Mom's Prawn Pulao.

Try it once and it will become a staple in special days cooking!!! Thats all I am going to say about this wonderful dish.

Rice 3 cups (washed and dried)
Prawns 25-30
Water 6 cups

Pudina Leaves a fistful
Coriander Leaves a fistful
Green Chillies 4-6
Jeera 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds 1 tbsp
Grated Coconut 1/4 cup
Cinnamon 1' piece
Cloves 7-8
Badi Elaichi 1
Black Peppercorns 7-8
Bay Leaf 1

Onion 3 medium size finely chopped
Tomatoes 2 medium size finely chopped
Red Chilly pwd 1 tsp (optional)
Turmeric a pinch
Salt to taste

Roast grated coconut, jeera, coriander seeds, half the cloves, cinnamon and black peppercorns. Brown 1 finely chopped onion. Blend together into a fine paste with fresh coriander and mint leaves. Keep aside.

Heat oil. Add bay leaf, badi elaichi,remaining cloves, cinnamon, black peppers. When they start sputtering , add remaining onions and saute for a couple of mins. When translucent, add red chilly pwd, turmeric ,tomatoes, rice and saute till the rice becomes opaque. Add the paste made earlier, prawns and water. Bring to a boil. Add salt and cover. Cook on a medium low flame till all the water evaporates.
Garnish with fresh coriander and mint leaves.

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6 thoughts on “Mom, Prawns and Rice

  1. hi Vee

    i m soooo glad u put mom’s best and the family’s favourite prawns pulao on this site. hey fellow bloggers i can guarantee this recipe is worth a go and u will not be disappointed (provided u do it rite;) )

  2. hi vee!
    I am just VERY glad i bumped into this site…:-) i just LOVE d way u write d recipes..vth a tinge of humor….and very gud for learners u know…very specific….
    wl try dis prawn polao surely on 31st to surprise my hubby dear as he just goes crazy over prawns ! wish me luck 🙂
    Just one ques..roasting means frying without oil right?
    Mai.

    Yes, that would be frying without oil. Happy New Year!

  3. hi vee
    woww I enjoy your style of writing the recipes. I was just going through your prawn pulao recipe. it sounds amazing and i’m sure will turn out well, but I’m not quite sure on when to add in the rice whether it should be parboiled and added. pl could you kindly clarify that for me
    many thanx

  4. woww..i was looking for different style prawn biryani …i founds urs sounds great…with roast coconut..etc..tq for sharing…do visit my blog and leave ur comments and suggestions..as am new blogger….

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