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Prawns Pulao

Aromatic prawns pulao is for sure a quick, simple and spicy rice recipe perfect for my lazy weekend  lunch in this freezing climate. This delectable pulao satisfied my craving for prawns biryani. But that is the magic of pulao- elegant but yet so simple with the wonderful aroma of spices and prawns making it a perfect meal.

Basmati Rice- 2 cups
Prawns- 1 lb
Onion- 1 medium
Tomato- 2 small
Ginger- garlic paste- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Green chilly- 2
cinnamon- 1 stick
star aniseed- 2-3
Clove- 3-4
salt to taste

Cook rice with four cups of water and enough salt till it is 80% done, do not strain. Heat oil or ghee in a pan and add whole garam masala, roast for a minute and add in onion and ginger garlic paste. Fry for a minute and add tomato and saute till it is soft. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, garam masala and prawns and saute for a minute. And the cooked rice along with the water. ( use can also do another method ie cook rice and prawns together)Prawns will shed its own water.Mix well and close the lid and allow to simmer for 4-5 minutes in a low flame. Using a fork make the rice fluffy.Serve warm.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..


  1. Slurp, just drooling here, very tempting prawn pulao..

  2. Fabulous and flavorful prawns pulav,looks stunning Suja

  3. delicious pulao....adipoli ayittundu...yum yum!

  4. Wish I could just grab ur bowl from my window..
    Yum yum yum

  5. The prawns in the pulav are so appetizing,love the look and the aromatic flavors from star aniseed and cinamon stick :)

  6. U r tempting me a lot suja.......awsome prawn pulao

  7. mmmmmmmmmmm...droooolworthy n flavorful pulao suja....amazing click

  8. Adipoli!! anything with prawns..Count in me :-)

  9. the prawn pulao looks very appetising...wish i could have some now....

  10. yummy,never tried prawns in pulav, should try your recipe soon...

  11. Prawns Pulao, such a delicious dish, can have it anytime.

  12. Daivame...I want some right now...Adipoli kothyayee..

  13. Prawn Pulao surely looks awesome. Very colorful as well.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  14. delicious flavours and presentation

  15. yummy yummy pulao...very deliciious looking...first time here and I just love your blog and recipes...Will a regular here from now on...

  16. whoa, what a great looking bro will love this!!

    US Masala

  17. WOW!! Yummy pulav..What a color!! Looks fantastic..

  18. Suja dear, how did the new year celebrations go?
    Pulav looks very nice.

  19. Thanks all for the sweet comments:)


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