Prawns Pulao

By: Prasanna| Published: 4:32:00 AM

An amazing recipe for the weekend...a new post for Prawn lovers....Prawns Pulao!!

This is by far the best ,fragrant,delicious,quick and superbly tasty tasting pulao I have done and tasted too!
This pulao recipe is very quick and non messy one...very good to make and very good to eat.

I remember my mom making these variety of rice dishes and pulao was one of her best recipes.
I ended up making this dish, as I was pretty tired of cooking similar dishes of typical Goan food plate / thali...such as Rice,Kokum curry,fish curry,subji and fried fish.
I wanted to make pulao which was fragrant ,yummy and yet very light!....yes it is indeed very light as there are no much spices or dry fruits or ghee loaded in this....and still it is awesome!

Try this and I bet you will make it over and over again!

Another look at it!!

Prawns Pulao


Prawns Pulao
  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 10,Large Prawns,cleaned and deveined
  • For Marination:
  • Salt as per need
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  Red Chilli Powder
  • For Rice:
  • 2 ,Crushed Bay Leaves
  • 6 Peppercorns
  • 6 Cloves
  • 3 Cinnamon Stick,1"
  • Salt a little
  • For Prawns Masala:
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 4 Bay Leaves Crushed
  • 3 Green Cardamoms 
  • 4 Peppercorns
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons Ginger-Garlic-Green chilli Paste
  • 1/4th Cup Onion,finely chopped
  • 1/4th Cup Tomato,finely chopped
  • 2 Sprigs Cilantro,chopped
  • Salt as per need
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 2 ( I used Chicken) Maggie Cubes
Firstly,wash the rice and keep it for soaking for 1/2 an Hour.
Then Cook the rice with all the ingredients mentioned under "For Rice".
When the rice is 90% done.drain the water and keep the rice aside.
Marinate the prawns with the ingredients mentioned under "For Marination".
Keep it aside.
In a pan,add oil.
When its hot,add all the dry spices mentioned under "For Prawns Masala".
Fry them for a while till it leaves aroma.
Then add ginger-garlic-green chilli paste,onion,tomato,turmeric powder,salt,sugar.
Fry further.
Then add Prawns to it.
Fry them for a while.
Add the crushed maggie cubes and mix well.
When the onion is pink,add 1/2 cup water and let it cook.
When the water reduces to 1/2, then reduce the flame and add cooked rice to it.
Mix once.
Cover the pan and switch off the gas.
After 10 minutes open the pan,add cilantro.
Mix the rice once well.
Serve hot with raita!!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 Servings


  • Try frying the prawns separately and adding to rice later if you like prawns to be crunchy. I like Soft prawns so I cooked them.


Hi, I'm Prasanna!

I will be the first one to admit that I am an accidental food blogger. I love trying out new recipes and giving them a twist of my own. Hope you enjoy trying out the recipes ... do leave me your valuable feedback 😊

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