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Prawn Pulao

Here is another dish that adds to the list of my love for flavored rice dish.

Ingredients:

Marination of prawns:

  1. Prawns: 15-20 shelled and deveined 
  2. Garlic paste: 1 1/2 tsp 
  3. Ginger paste: 3/4 tsp 
  4. Turmeric powder:1/2 tsp t
  5. Chilli powder: 3/4 tsp 
  6. Vegetable oil: 2-3 tsp 
  7. Salt: 1 tsp

For the pulao masala:

  1. Vegetable oil: 2 tbsp 
  2. Green cardamoms: 4
  3. Cinnamon sticks: 2 
  4. Nutmeg: 1tsp 
  5. Star Anish: 2
  6. Cloves: 10
  7. Onion: 1 large thinly sliced
  8. Green chillies: 2-4 sliced ( adjust as per your taste)
  9. Garlic paste:2 1/2 tsp 
  10. Ginger paste: 2 1/2 tsp
  11. Turmeric powder: 3/4 tsp
  12. Coriander powder: 1 Tbsp 
  13. Tomatoes: 1 large chopped
  14. Basmati rice : 2 cups washed and soaked for half an hour
  15. Water: 4-5 cups
  16. Mint leaves: finely chopped 2 tbsp
  17. Coriander leaves: finely chopped 2 tbsp
  18. Salt to taste
Procedure:

Mix all the marinade ingredients. 
Coat the prawns well with the marinade and let it marinate for half an hour. 
Heat oil in deep cooking pan, add green cardamom, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star Anish and saute for a minute.
As the raw spices get aromatic add the sliced onions with a pinch of salt and saute till it is light brown. 
Add green chillies and cook it again for a while.
Then add garlic paste and ginger paste and cook till the raw smell is gone.
Add turmeric powder and coriander powder. Mix well
Add the tomatoes, salt to taste and a little bit of water to de-glaze the pan and cook till the spices are cooked through and the oil separates. 
Toss in the rice and mix well. Saute the rice in the masala for about 4 mins
Turn up the heat a bit now and add water.
Cover and cook till the rice is done to about 80 percent, keep checking the level of the liquid.
Once done, add the marinated prawns, some chopped mint leaves and coriander leaves and gently mix and cover and cook till the rice is cooked thorough and the water dries up.


Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
Enjoy your pulao with a side of yogurt raita.
Till then happy blogging
Rakhee.

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