How to make Green Prawn Pulao -

The refreshing flavour of coriander and mint chutney enhances the taste of this prawn pulao

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Mummy Ka Magic.

Main Ingredients : Medium prawns (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Basmati rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Rice

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Green Prawn Pulao

Green Prawn Pulao Recipe Card


Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Green Prawn Pulao Recipe

  • Medium prawns , peeled and deveined 1 cup

  • Basmati rice , soaked for 20 minutes and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1/4 cup

  • Fresh mint leaves 1/4 cup

  • Green chilli 1

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Black peppercorns 5-6

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Cloves 7-8

  • Green cardamoms 3-4

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Onion , sliced 1 medium

  • Ginger , roughly chopped 1 inch

  • Garlic 3-4 cloves

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Coconut milk 3/4 cup

  • Small roasted papad cones to garnish


Step 1

Heat ghee in a deep non-stick kadai, add black peppercorns, cinnamon, cloves, green cardamoms and broken bay leaf, mix and sauté till fragrant. Add onion and sauté till it turns golden brown.

Step 2

Meanwhile to prepare green paste, put coriander leaves in a grinder jar, add mint leaves, green chilli, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, salt and a little water and grind to a fine paste.

Step 3

Add green paste to the spices in the kadai and mix well. Saute on high heat till ghee separates. Add soaked rice and mix gently.

Step 4

Mix 2 cups warm water and coconut milk in a bowl and add the mixture to the rice mixture. Add salt and mix.

Step 5

Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat. Once the mixture comes to a boil, add prawns and mix well. Cover and cook on medium heat for 10-15 minutes.

Step 6

Transfer the pulao into serving glass cups, garnish each with a roasted papad cone and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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