How to make Simple Prawn Pulao -

This prawn pulao may be simple but its taste is in no way simple.The basic pulao is a one pot dish in which the spices are tempered first and then the veggies, prawns and rice are cooked together along with the rice. Prawn Pulao is a lightly spiced, aromatic preparation of rice and fresh prawns

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Rice

Simple Prawn Pulao

Simple Prawn Pulao 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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Simple Prawn Pulao Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined 16-20

  • Rice soaked for 15-20 minutes 1 1/2 cups

  • Oil 2-3 tablespoons

  • Cloves 2-3

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Black peppercorns 5-6

  • Green cardamoms 2-3

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Coconut milk 1/2 cup


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cloves, bay leaves, cinnamon, peppercorns, green cardamoms and sauté for a minute.

Step 2

Add onion and mix well. Add salt, mix and sauté till onion turns golden.

Step 3

Add prawns, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masalapowder and chopped coriander and mix well.

Step 4

Add rice and salt, mix well. And 2 cups water and coconut milk and mix well.Cover and cook till prawns and rice are completely done.

Step 5

Serve hot.

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