A simple and easy to follow recipe for Shrimp / Prawns pulao.
Author: Simmer to Slimmer
Recipe type: Curries
2 cups rice
2 tablespoon oil
1 bay leaf
2 medium sized onions finely cut
4 garlic cloves crushed into a paste
2 green chillies slit lengthwise
2 teaspoon red chilli powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 pound shrimp / prawns peeled and deveined
3 tablespoon yogurt
¼ cup coconut milk [optional]
2 teaspoon garam masala
coriander for garnishing
salt to taste
Cook the rice with twice the amount of water and salt (1/4 tsp) till it is ¾th done. [ Note: I make my rice in the microwave. Normally I keep it for 16 minutes but when I am making rice for pulao I keep it for around 14 minutes]. Then I let it cool.
In a medium sized kadhai or wok add 2 tablespoons of oil and keep it on medium heat. Add peppers,cloves and bay leaves and when they sizzle (after 10-15 seconds) add onions and garlic. Fry them till the onions turn translucent.
Add tomatoes and continue frying till they turn mushy.
Add the green chillies,red chilli powder,salt,turmeric powder and shrimp/prawns and mix well.
Whisk the yogurt well and mix it with the coconut milk (if you are using it) and add it to the kadhai / wok.
Continue to keep it on medium heat till the shrimp / prawns are done.At this point the gravy should run thick.
Add garam masala and mix well .
Add the rice to the kadhai and carefully fold it in and simmer it for 5 minutes covering the kadhai before taking it off heat.
Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot with raita.
Recipe by Simmer to Slimmer at http://simmertoslimmer.com/shrimp-prawn-biryani/