Prawn Pulao/Pilaf /Green Masala Prawn Pulao

 Prawn Pulao/Pilaf with some raita papad and fried prawns..Aha my favourite meal..Love to have such flavourful and delicious one pot meal..The freshness and flavours from the Green Masala paste makes this prawn pulao delectable.
There is a quick version of prawn pualo which i make in pressure cooker but this time wanted to revisit the recipe with new pics ..
 Since green garlic is available in plenty these days .I made this pulao with fresh green garlic it t made the pulao so flavourful..You can serve this with any raita .I made a quick pomegranate raita and devoured this sumptuous pulao with some masala fried prawns...A soul satisfying meal it was....
 The recipe is straightforwards and simple


15 to 20 prawns
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp lime juice

2 cup basmati rice
1 maggi/stock cube
2 med  onion sliced
1 tomato chopped
1 -2 medium potato
2 bay leaves
2 star anise
2 tbsp oil

to grind to paste
1 small bunch coriander leaves
handful of mint /pudina leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds
7 to 8 fresh green garlic with the greens
1 inch ginger
5 to 6 green chillies
4 to 5 pepper corns
3 cardamom
4  cloves
1 inch Cinnamon stick


  • 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.
  • Grind together all the ingredients under to be ground to paste.
  • Chop the tomatoes fine and cut the potato to quarters .
  • In a thick bottomed vessel/pan heat oil add bay leaves,star anise & sliced onion .
  • Fry the onion well till it turns golden brown.
  • Now add the chopped tomato and saute till it turns soft.
  • Add in the fresh ground masala paste and saute for 7 to 8 minutes till the oil separates.
  • Add in the prawns and potato and give it a good stir.
  • Now add the soaked basmati rice and fry well for 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Add in the stock cube 
  • Mix in the hot water and check for salt ,add as required.
  • Now cook on medium high flame till it comes to a nice boil 
  • The water will begin to evaporate at this point of time turn the flame to low and cover with the lid and let it simmer till the rice and potato is cooked well.
  • Fluff the rice with fork
  • Serve hot with fried prawns,raita and papad..

If you don't want to use stock cube check this recipe where i have used the shell of prawns to make the stock
If you want to cook in the pressure cooker follow the same recipe and check the above linked recipe for pressure cooker method.
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