Green Shrimp Pulao

Green shrimp pulao

A flavorful and delicious shrimp dish that’s very easy to cook. Prep takes only 15 – 20 minutes, you cook everything in one pan (about 30 minutes total) and the cleanup is  minimal. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Ingredients (Serves 2 – 3)

1. Basmati rice – 1 cup (Rinse basmati rice well and soak in enough water for 20 minutes. Drain well)

2. Shrimp (medium sized) – 15 – 20, cleaned

3. Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – To taste

To grind

4. Cilantro / coriander leaves  – 1/2 – 3/4 cup

Mint leaves – 1/4 cup

Grated coconut – 1 – 2 tbsp

Fennel seeds – 1/8 tsp

Ginger – 1/4 inch chopped

Garlic – 3 small

Green chilies – 2 – 3

Lemon juice – 1.5 tsp

Water – 1 – 2 tsp

5. Ghee / oil – 1 – 2 tbsp

6. Whole spices – cardamom – 2, cinnamon stick – 1/2 inch, cloves – 3 – 4

7. Onion – 1 cup, thinly sliced

8. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

9. Tomato – 1 medium, chopped

10. Hot water / coconut milk – 1.5 cup

11. Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp

12. Salt – To taste

Method

1. Marinate the cleaned shrimp with turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt and 2 tbsp of the ground mixture. Set aside for 10 minutes.

2. Heat 1 – 2 tbsp ghee / oil in a pan or 4/5 liter pressure cooker over medium heat. Add the whole spices numbered 6 and stir until fragrant. Add sliced onion, little salt and saute until translucent. Add turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp coriander powder. Saute for a minute. Add chopped tomato and cook until soft. Add the ground green paste and cook for 1 – 2 minutes. Add soaked and drained rice and 1.5 cup hot water / coconut milk. Bring to a boil. Taste-check for salt. Add marinated prawns, 1/2 tsp lemon juice and stir gently. Cover and cook over medium-high heat for 4 minutes. Bring down the heat to low and cook for 5 – 6 minutes. Switch  off. Open the lid after 10 minutes. (If you are using a pressure cooker, cook until steam comes profusely out of the lid. Place the weight on top and cook over low heat for 1 – 2 minutes. Switch off. Open after 10 – 15 minutes). Serve with raita and pappad.

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Green shrimp pulao

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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