Quick Prawn Pulao/Pulav ..Pressure Cooker Method

Quick and easy Prawn Pulao is aromatic ,flavorful delicious one pot meal..Prawns lightly marinated then cooked with spices and fresh green masala is cooked with rice into delectable pulao  which goes very well with raita. If you love sea food then your sure gonna love this..
I have not added any taste maker instead i have used stock which i made from prawns shells & head which was thoroughly washed then boiled with few spices salt& water.This brings out the real flavor and makes the pulav very tasty.If you are worried it well smell awful believe me you wont even come to know as the freshness of the ground masala and the spices give this pulao wonderful aroma which lingers in your house as you cook.
If you're cooking for kids lessen the number of chillies & pepper used.You can make this with basmati or any fragrant rice ..Ambemohar & kolam works best for this..

  • Prawns 12-15 cleaned ,deveined
  • 1.5 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
for the rice
  • Rice 2 cups  
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 2 onion sliced
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 star anise
  • 6-7 peppercorns
  • oil
  • salt
to grind to paste 
  • Coriander leaves medium bunch 
  • Mint leaves fistful
  • 5-6 green chillies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 cloves
  • Ginger 1inch
  • 6-8 Garlic cloves 

  • Clean the prawns devein it wash and drain the excess water .
  • Marinate the prawns with salt,1 tsp lime juice & turmeric powder for 15-20 min.
  • Wash the shell & the heads well with water.
  • In a vessel put the shells ,head ,1 bay leaf,3 peppercorns,2 cloves salt and water & let it come to nice boil.
  • Grind together all the ingredients under to be ground to paste.
  • In the cooker body heat oil add bay leaves & sliced onion .
  • Fry over medium flame till soft & translucent.
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes & fry till it turns mushy.
  • Add the ground masala paste & fry well till the raw smell goes off.
  • Mix in the marinated prawns & fry for 4-5 min.
  • Add the rice & fry well for 3-4 min .
  • Mix in the prepared stock mix well add salt only if needed.
  • Cover the cooker with the lid & pressure cook 2 whistles.
  • Simmer & cook for 2 min.
  • Switch off the gas,release the pressure & fluff the rice with fork.
  • Serve hot with raita and some butter garlic prawns 

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  1. Woow...simple, easy and a delicious pulao..love the combo!

  2. That must be so delicious! Would love to try this one out. Although I love prawns, I haven't added them to pulao. Now I am inspired.

  3. delicious puloa, i just love them, they are easy to prepare and very flavourful

  4. looks delicious and really quick.

  5. I strtd loving prawns these days..pulav luks tempting da..

  6. Delicious and flavorful prawn pulao..... :)

  7. Oh my Gloria, I don't think I have ever made shrimp in the pressure cooker. Very interesting! The combination of flavors all sitting tight in the cooker must make this meal oh so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing, Gloria...

  8. sounds really delicious... the kids and the dad love prawns but since I cannot have them, I don't cook them... maybe I have to make this once for them...