Friday, July 14, 2017

Saffron Prawn Pulao

My cute little sis is a great and innovative cook, she often creates her own recipes and tells me about them. A few days back she mentioned about her Prawn Pulao Recipe and I was intrigued to try it out. It is a very simple yet amazingly flavorful rice, the Saffron threads lend a deep golden color to this spice infused rice.

Ingredients: Prawn Pulao
  • 1/2 cup Basmati Rice
  • 10-12 Raw Headless Prawn
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 4-6 Peppercorns
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 1 Medium Sized Onion sliced
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Green Chillies
  • 1/2 Tomato sliced
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • Pinch of Saffron threads
  • Salt to taste

Start by boiling 1/2 cup of water, add the Cinnamon Stick and the Basmati Rice. Cook the rice until it is half cooked, strain and keep it aside. Wash, clean and de-vein the prawns, season them with salt, to be used later. Heat oil in a wok, add the Cardamom, Bay Leaf, Cloves, and Peppercorn, let them crackle. Then add the sliced onions and fry them. Meanwhile, heat the milk in a small bowl, and steep the Saffron for a few minutes.

Once the onions are tender, add the Ginger Garlic Paste and stir fry them. Then add the previously cleaned prawns, the Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, sliced Tomato and cook them for about 2-3 minutes. Add salt and Green Chillies according to taste and cover for 5 minutes. Once the masala is cooked take it out in a bowl, I used the same wok to make the Pulao.

Add a layer of rice on the wok, sprinkle some salt, layer the Prawn Masala, cover it with another layer of rice, sprinkle the Saffron Flavored Milk and a little bit of Garam Masala Powder. Cover and cook until Rice is nice and fluffy, and all the flavors infuse together.


  1. WOW!oshadharan dish!! I am a fig fan of prawns.. Nice presentation..

  2. Hi, lovely prawn pulao... any dish with prawn in it becomes my favourite. First time here and I enjoyed browsing through your yummy recipes and blog... keep rocking.. Glad to follow u...

  3. Gorgeous and super delicious pulao..

  4. sounds delicious !!! and i love prawn ..

  5. first time here following you
    delicious shrimp rice

  6. Oh my....This looks divine!!!! Saffron adds such a wonderful aroma to food...

  7. It looks good.. though we make prawn biryani little bit different I would like to try this recipe too :) thanks for sharing

  8. look really delicious and its very colorful.

  9. Really very aromatic and delicious dish for prawn lovers. Unfortunately amar prawn e allergy. But my hubby enjoys ...
    Following you...

    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. Hey thanks for the drop into my blog! You have got a good collection of variety dishes,would love to try them!

  11. Dear Anu and Santanu
    This is really a great recipe and I must try soon...very unique indeed.
    Where is my award? I cant find it :-(
    Have a nice weekend

  12. Yummy recipe. Thanks for sharing!


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