Monday, October 17, 2011

Chettinadu Prawn Pulav

Here is another tasty recipe for prawn lovers :)

  • Prawns- 250 gms
  • Basmathi Rice - 200 gms (approximately)
  • /Normal rice
  • Big Onion-1
  • Tomato- 2
  • Garlic -5
  • Ginger -1 inch
  • (Ginger garlic paste/
  • Ginger + Garlic powder - 1 and 1/2 teaspoons)
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
  • Cloves- 2-3 pieces
  • Fennel- 1 teaspoon
  • Poppy seeds-1 /2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder- pinch
  • Chilli powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Food colour powder- pinch(optional)
  • Curry leaves, coriander leaves, fried cashews for garnishing
  • Butter/Ghee
  • lemon juice- 1 teaspoon(optional)
  • Oil-1 table spoon
  • Salt

  • Cook the rice seperately. Tip: Don't ever over cook the rice for pulav, variety rice and Biriyani.
  • Allow the rice to cool down slightly.
  • Chop the onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic into fine pieces and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a large pan and add cinnamon, cloves, fennel, poppy seeds.
  • When the fennel and poppy seeds turn slightly brown,
  • Add the butter and then ginger garlic powder / paste / pieces.
  • Add the onions and fry it till it turns glassy brown.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook it under closed lid for few minutes.
  • Once the onions and tomatoes are cooked well, add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and (half the amount ) salt.
  • After 2 minutes add the prawns and allow it cook under closed lid.
  • Sprinkle water only if needed. Otherwise do not add water.
  • Finally when the prawns are cooked, add garam masala powder and cook it for another 2-3 minutes. Add salt if needed and the food colour (optional)
  • Now add the plain cooked rice to the masala and slowly stir until the rice turns evenly colored.
  • Finally garnish the tasty prawn pulav with chopped curry leaves, coriander leaves and fried cashews. Add more butter and salt if needed.
  • Sprinkle few drops of lemon juice if needed.
  • Serve it hot with potato chips and onion raita..Hmmm..Yummy yummy:-b

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