Prawn Pulao

Wishing You All A Happy and Prosperous New Year!


Prawns – 1/2 kg

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Chilly powder – 1 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Lime juice – 2 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Basmati Rice – 2 cups

Water – 2 1/2 cups

Curd – 1/2 cup

Thick coconut milk – 1/2 cup

Oil – 1 tbsp

Ghee – 2 tsp

Cloves – 5

Cardamom – 4

Cinnamon – 3 (2″ pieces)

Bay leaves – 3 small

Onion – 1 big sliced

Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp

Green chillies – 2 chopped

Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup chopped

Mint leaves – 1/2 cup chopped

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

For Garnishing

Onion – 1 big sliced

Cashew nuts – 2 tbsp

Golden raisins – 2 tbsp

Oil – for frying


Clean, devein and wash the prawns.  Marinate the prawns with turmeric powder, chilly powder, pepper powder, lime juice and salt.  Keep aside for 15 minutes.  Wash and soak the rice in water for 20 minutes.  Heat oil and ghee together in a non-stick pan and add the whole spices and onions.  Fry till the onions turn pink.  Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute.  Add green chillies, coriander leaves, mint leaves and coriander powder.  Fry till the leaves wilt.  Add the marinated prawns and fry for 5 minutes.  Switch off the flame.  Drain and add the rice to a rice cooker.  Pour water, curd and coconut milk.  Add salt and the prepared prawn masala and mix well.  Cook till done.  Meanwhile, fry the onions, cashew nuts and raisins till golden brown.  Garnish yummy ‘Prawn Pulao’ with this and serve hot with tomato salad.  Enjoy!

If you are using a pressure cooker, cook for 4 minutes on a low flame after the first whistle.

  1. Happy New Year!!!!…
    so perfect n yummy…my fav.. i m drooling here…

  2. Slurp, such a droolworthy pulao, makes me hungry..Happy New year wishes to u and ur family..

  3. Happy New Year Lissie!

  4. Simply delicious and lipsmacking rice!! Happy New Year chechi!!

  5. How are you Doing??? my prayers are with you!!

  6. Dear Lissie Auntie,

    I tried this yesterday and it came out nice.
    Thank You for the recipe 🙂


  7. Hello Priya,

    Thank you Priya for trying out ‘Prawn Pulao’! Glad to hear that you liked it.. 🙂


  8. Looks so delicious..simple yet mouthwatering recipe.

  9. Thank you Lissie for such a wonderful recipe. It was really a good variety of Pulao.I always think why do not you start a cooking video website where your recipes can be viewed by people like me. Also tried your roasted prawns which was an absolute lip smacking dish. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes with us. God bless you and your family. Luv n prayers Bindhu.