Prawns Pulao

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Ingredients:                                                           Serves: 2
Prawn stock:
8-10 tiger prawn head
10 cups water
2 tsp red chilli
2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste

Marination of prawns:
8-10 tiger prawns
1 1/2 tsp garlic paste
3/4 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp chilli powder
2-3 tsp vegetable oil

For the pulao masala:
3/4 cup vegetable oil
8-9 green cardamoms
2 cinnamon sticks
10 cloves
4 medium onions, chopped
3 green chillies, chopped
2 1/2 tsp garlic paste
2 1/2 tsp ginger paste
3/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 Tbsp coriander powder
3-4 tomatoes, chopped
1 cup coconut, grated
Some water
4 cups rice (you can use any rice), washed and soaked for half an hour
6-8 cups prawn stock
1/2 a lime, juice
10-15 mint leaves
Coriander for garnishing
Salt to taste
For prawn stock:
1. Boil prawn head in water.
2. Add red chili, turmeric and salt and let it boil for 15-20 minutes. 
3. Strain the stock liquid and keep aside

For pulao:
1. Mix all the marinade ingredients. 
2. Coat the prawns well with the marinade and let it marinate for half an hour.
3. Heat oil in deep cooking pan, add green cardamom, 
   cinnamon sticks, cloves and saute for a minute.
4. Now add the aromatics.
5. Start with the onions and saute till it is light brown.
6. Add green chilies and cook it again for a while.
7. Then add garlic paste and ginger paste. Stir well.
8. Now add the powdered spices.
9. Add turmeric powder and coriander powder. Mix well
10. Add the tomatoes and a little bit of water to de-glaze the pan.
11. Now add the grated coconut, stir for a minute or two.
12. Toss in the rice and mix well.
13. Turn up the heat a bit now and add the prawn stock.
14. Cover and cook till the rice is done to about 80 percent, 
    keep checking the level of the liquid.
15. Once done, add the marinated prawns and gently mix.
16. Finish the pulao with a squeeze of lime. 
17. Let it all cook on low heat for a 5-7 minutes.

Preparation Time:  2 hours

Published by Himanshu Kumar

Hello! I am a Food Blogger and Fusion Recipe Creator. When I am not posting on my website and media pages, you can find me developing UX. Welcome to my journey for Food. This is a space where I am going to share which I will create new dishes/ recipes and design them myself. This is a place which represents my passion for food. I started cooking in the early months of 2016 to showcase what I actually do. I love food and a true foodie. Hence I wanted to showcase by means of blogging. I do like taking pictures of food. So Why not show your love for food to world. Email me at if you have any queries and don’t forget to follow my blog if you would like to get email alerts when I post a new recipe.

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