How to make Udupi Prawn Pulao -

Delicious prawn pulao - Udipi style.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (प्रॉन/कोलम्बी/झींगा), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Rice

Udupi Prawn Pulao

Udupi Prawn Pulao Recipe Card


Karnataka cuisine comprises of many vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes that are full of flavour and taste. It is one of the oldest surviving cuisines and its origins can be traced back to the Iron Age. 
The varieties in Karnataka cuisine have influenced the neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra. The cuisine also reflects influences from these four neighbouring states on its food habits. 
Being a coastal state, coconut is grown in abundance. Needless to say coconut in its various forms like oil, milk, fresh and dried coconut is put to excellent use in its cuisine.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Udupi Prawn Pulao Recipe

  • Prawns shelled and deveined 300 grams

  • Rice soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 3

  • Cinnamon 1/2 inch stick

  • Green cardamom 1

  • Cloves 2

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Green peas 1/2 cup

  • Coconut milk 1 cup


Step 1

Slice the prawns horizontally into half. Sprinkle salt and turmeric powder and mix.

Step 2

Grind red chillies, cinnamon, green cardamom and cloves with a little water to a fine paste.

Step 3

Serve hot. Heat oil in a pan. Add onions and sauté till lightly browned. Add rice to the onions in the pan and sauté for two minutes.

Step 4

Add green peas and the marinated prawns and mix. Add the ground paste and mix well. Add coconut milk and stir. Add two cups of water. Cover and cook on medium heat till the rice is done.

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