How to make Seafood Pulao - SK Khazana -

A beautiful and fragrant pulao combined with juicy fish and prawns. Do try this recipe next time when you want to eat something different!

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (kolambi/jhinga), Pomfret fillets (पापलेट के फिले)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Seafood Pulao - SK Khazana

Seafood Pulao - SK Khazana Recipe Card


Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Seafood Pulao - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) cleaned and deveined 12-15

  • Pomfret fillets cut into small pieces 2 small

  • Basmati rice soaked for 20 minutes and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Black cardamoms 2

  • Star anise 1-2

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Green cardamoms 4-5

  • Black peppercorns 7-8

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Onion sliced 1 large

  • Garlic paste 1/2 tablespoon

  • Ginger paste 1/2 tablespoon

  • Green chilli paste 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Mint leaves a few

  • Green chillies slit 3-4

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • coriander sprig for garnish


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add black cardamom, star anise, bay leaves, green cardamoms, black peppercorns, cinnamon stick, onion and sauté till golden brown.

Step 2

Add garlic paste, ginger paste and green chilli paste, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala and sauté well.

Step 3

Add rice and mix well. Add coriander leaves, mint leaves and green chillies, sauté well. Add sufficient water and salt, mix well. Cover and cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes.

Step 4

Add prawns and fish pieces, lemon juice and mix well. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or till the rice is completely cooked. Take it off the heat and transfer to a serving plate.

Step 5

Garnish with a sprig of coriander and serve hot.

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