500 gms cleaned prawns
2 cups rice (Basmati or any other)
2 cups chopped tomatoes
2 onions cut julienne style
2 onions finely chopped
1/2 cup coconut milk
4-5 green chillies
1 heaped tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp Nutmeg powder
1 cinnamon stick( 2 inches)
1 star anise
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
4 small green cardomoms
2 heaped tsps garlic
1 heaped tsp ginger
1 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a non stick vessel (big enough to cook pulao).
When oil is hot, add prawns and stir fry on hig flame. When they turn transparent/white add salt and chilli powder.
After 2 minutes, empty the vessel into a plate.
Put the vessel on flame again and add ghee.
When ghee is hot, add all the spices and fry for 10 seconds. Add finely chopepd onions
and fry on medium flame till they turn transparent.Add green chilly and ginger and garlic paste and fry for another 3 minutes.
Now add tomatoes and fry till fat separates.
[Always fry tomatoes on low/medium flame. If fried quickly on high flame, they tend to turn acidic and the taste gets spoiled.]
Add coconut milk and turmeric and mix well. Add some salt (add extra keeping the rice in mind).
Add 4 cups water and bring to boil. Simmer the flame completely and add rice and prawns and put the lid. Cook for 20 minutes and check to see if rice is cooked. If its not cooked, leave it for appropriate amount of time.
Meanwhile, put some ghee in small frying and heat it. Add onions cut in julienne style and fry continuosly on high flame till they turn brown.
When rice is cooked, sprinkle fried onions on top for serving.
Prawns pulao is ready.
Hope you like this recipe.
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