How to make Green Prawn Pulao -

Prawns marinated with freshly ground coriander paste and cooked with rice in coconut milk

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Rice (चावल), Medium prawns (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Green Prawn Pulao

Green Prawn Pulao Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Green Prawn Pulao Recipe

  • Rice , soaked for 1 hour and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Medium prawns , shelled and deveined 12-16

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Star anise 1

  • Black peppercorns 8-10

  • Garlic , chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Onions , sliced 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Coconut milk 1/4 cup

  • Fresh coriander sprigs for garnish

  • Sol kadhi to serve

  • Paste

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1 cup

  • Fresh coconut , scraped 2-3 tablespoons

  • Garlic 10-12 cloves

  • Green chillies 1-2

  • Ginger , roughly chopped 1 inch

  • Black peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon


Step 1

To make the paste, put coriander leaves, coconut, garlic, green chillies, ginger, peppercorns, salt and lemon juice into a blender jar and blend to a smooth paste. Transfer into a bowl.

Step 2

Take prawns in a bowl, add 3 tablespoons green paste, mix well and set aside to marinate.

Step 3

Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan, add star anise, peppercorns and garlic, mix and sauté till the raw smells disappear. Add onions, mix and sauté till the onions turn translucent. Add the remaining green paste and mix well.

Step 4

Add rice, mix and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add salt and mix well. Rinse the chutney bowl with 1 cup water and add to the pan. Add 1½ more cups water, mix well and bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 5

Add marinated prawns, mix, cover and cook on high heat for 5 minutes. Reduce heat and cook till fully done.

Step 6

Add coconut milk, mix well, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprigs and serve immediately with solkadhi.

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