Looking for something that’s quick, tasty, and filling. Like seafood … well then this recipe is for YOU… A quick and easy pulao that is fragrant with spices. Tangy, tasty and yummy… eat it to believe it. It is adapted from here.
Prawns – ½ kg (cleaned- fresh is best, frozen will do too)
Whole Garam masala
List found here
Use the garam masala whole don’t powder it
Onions 3 (finely chopped)
Green Chilly-3 – 4
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 1/2 tbsp
Tomato – 2 (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
To make the puloa first we marinate the prawns with the chilly powder and salt. Meanwhile soak the rice for 1/2 hour and drain. Heat oil, add whole garam masala and sauté it. Add the onions, chilly and saute till translucent. Add the ginger garlic paste, chilly powder and sauté till well mixed. Add the tomatoes, prawns, mint leaves and salt. Add the coconut milk and water. Bring to a boil.
When the mixture boils add the 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). When you open it. the rice may or may not look wet and totally unappetizing (mine looked like a dunked chicken), not to fret just leave it open for 5 – 10 minutes, you will get separate fluffy grains of rice.
It is yummy and as you can see easy preparation. Great for those mid week NV cravings. It makes a great lunch box material.
I hope you will ALL try it and tell me how it was.
P.S This is the wet and soggy picture the dry rice was much more appetizing looking.