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Goan Prawns Pulao

Goan Prawns Pulao simple yet delicious! This is a simple pulao made from fresh prawns. But let me tell you the taste of this recipe cannot be described in words. It is a simpler version of prawns pulao. Light spices and cashews gives this pulao an amazing flavor and taste. My mouth is watering while talking about it. Any point of the day you hungry or wanna carry something healthy and filling in your tiffin box…. then this recipe is one of the best options. Non oily, non greasy, light yet nutritious and filling. Do try this dish! It is worth trying 🙂

I have been eating this delicious pulao since my childhood. I am grateful to my mom and existence for providing me with such lovely food. I love sea food and any food which is tasty + made with love. I just crave and binge on such food. Prawns are easily available throughout the world. If prawns are not available you could even use shrimps. I haven’t added potatoes in this pulao. If you wish you can add them. Also half cup of coconut milk will give a great flavor to your prawns pulao. But I would like to stick to this basic recipe of mom as it tastes amazing.

Goan Food is quite popular for its coastal food also for different kind of masalas used. Some famous Goan masalas are reshad or recheado masala, Xacuti masala, Bafad Masala and not to forget vindaloo masalas. Even Goan sweets are awesome however not that popular as the coastal food is. Some goan specialties in sweets are dodol, bibinca, doss, guavacheese and pinagri. I am a great fan of dodol its made with coconut and jaggery which just melts in your mouth. Anyways coming back to our simple, light, rejuvenating and healthy Prawns Pulao.

Goan Prawns Pulao

How to make Goan Prawn Pulao Recipe step by step:

1. Peel the skin of prawns and de-vein them. You could take any size of prawns for this recipe.

Goan Prawns Pulao

2. Wash the rice and keep it aside.

Goan Prawns Pulao

3. Heat oil in  a heavy bottomed pan.

Goan Prawns Pulao

4. Keep the gas on low flame. Add oil and saute cloves, peppercorn, Bay leaves, cinnamon and green cardamom.

Goan Prawns Pulav

5. Now also add Cashews and saute.

Goan Prawns Pulav

6. After a minute. Add chopped onion and green chilies. Saute until onions become nice dark brown in color. Roughly about 5 to 7 mins on low flame.

7. Once the onion color changes add prawns. Mix gently with a spatula or spoon.

Goan Prawns Pulav

8. Add Ginger Garlic paste to it.

Goan Prawns Pulav

9. Also put tomatoes and stir well. Put the Maggi cube chicken masala into it. Now add coriander leaves and few mint leaves to it.

Goan Prawns Pulav

10. Finally add rice. Stir all of them.

Goan Prawns Pulav

11. Lastly add boiling water to the rice as required for pulao. Take the measurements of water as you would like your pulav.  Generally the ratio is if 1 cup rice then 2 cups water. As some like dried pulav and some like mushy. Hence you take your own measurements for water. Don’t forget to add salt. Alternatively you could make in pressure cooker until 3 whistles.

Goan Prawns Pulao

12. Cover with a lid and cook until it’s done.

Goan Prawns Pulao

13. After 20 mins or Once the rice is cooked. Your Goan Prawns Pulao is ready. Serve hot with salad or Fish fry. 

Goan Prawns Pulao

14. You could eat this is a brunch or lunch along some fried prawns or recheado prawns. Garnish with few mint and coriander leaves.

Goan Prawns Pulao

 

If you are fond of prawns then do check prawns biryani recipe, prawns achariprawns gassi recipeprawns green masala recipeprawns masala recipegoan prawns curryprawns fry recipe and butter garlic pepper prawns recipe.

Goan Prawns Pulao recipe cart below:

5.0 from 3 reviews
Goan Prawns Pulao
 
Prep time
5 mins
Cook time
20 mins
Total time
25 mins
 
Easy Goan Prawns Recipe with step by step instructions.
Author:
Recipe type: Main, meals, seafood
Cuisine: Indian Cuisine, Goan
Serves: 4 serving
Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 200 gms fresh prawns or shrimp (jhinga or kolambi) de-veined
  • 3 tbsp ghee or oil (i used ghee)
  • 250 gms basmati rice
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • 4 green chilies
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 onion julienne
  • ½ cup cashews
  • 3 green cardamom
  • 7 to 8 peppercorn
  • 2 to 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 to 5 cloves
  • 3 to 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 or 2 Chicken Maggi Cube or 1 tbsp garam masala
  • Boiling Water as required
  • salt as required
How to make the recipe?
  1. Wash the rice and keep it aside. Take a heavy bottomed pan. Keep the gas on low flame.
  2. Add oil and saute cloves, peppercorn, Bay leaves, cinnamon and green cardamom.
  3. Now also add Cashews and saute.
  4. After a minute. Add chopped onion and green chilies. Saute until onions become nice dark brown in color. Roughly about 5 to 7 mins on low flame.
  5. Once the onion color changes add prawns. Mix gently with a spatula or
  6. spoon.
  7. Add Ginger Garlic paste to it.
  8. Also put tomatoes and stir well. Put the Maggi cube chicken masala into
  9. it. Now add coriander leaves and few mint leaves to it.
  10. Finally add rice. Stir all of them.
  11. Lastly add boiling water to the rice as required for pulao. Take the measurements of water as you would like your pulav. Generally proportion of rice and water is 1:2
  12. Don't forget to add salt.
  13. After 20 mins or Once the rice is cooked. Your Goan Prawns Pulao is ready.
  14. Serve hot with salad or Fish fry. You could also eat this is a brunch or lunch. Garnish with few mint and coriander leaves.
Notes
1. Buy always fresh prawns.

2. You can also add potatoes in this pulav.

3. Also you can cook mushroom, clams, veg pulav in the same fashion.

4. Use boiling water for your pulavs for instant cooking.

5. If you don't have maggi cubes then just add garam masala powder instead.
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Goan Prawns Pulao


Comments

  1. hi maria can you please how many cups of water is used to cook prawn pulao. that would be great as i intend to make it for easter

    • Joanne for 250 gm rice use about 500 gm water ratio has to be 1:2 of rice and water. Hope this help’s let us know how the pulao was thanks take care.

  2. Hello Maria. Last night i was tried your given recipe of tomato pulao. I made very tasty and delicious. It was awesome. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe.

  3. What a lovely prawns pulao instead of maggi cube added garam masala powder and it tasted yum.thanks maria please post a chicken pulao recipe.

    • Meena quite pleased to know this thankyou so much off late even I am not using much of maggi cubes anything home-made spices are always great 🙂

  4. Tried your recipe for Goan prawn pulao. It was simply outstanding. Great job on the pictures as well.

  5. Hi Maria,

    I tried your recipe of prawns pulao, and it was awesome !
    Thank you so much for these wonderful recipes.
    Keep posting. 🙂

    Love,
    Vibha

    • You are welcome Vibha also thankyou for your positive words. Glad to know you liked the prawns pulao would surely keep posting recipes take care and have a great weekend 🙂

  6. Looks very very yummy and perfect 🙂

  7. Truly a delightful recipe. I thoroughly enjoyed the pulao. Thank you very much.

    Love,
    Saparna

  8. Hi Maria,
    I made your prawn pulao for our christmas lunch. Happy christmas by the way. This is the second time I’ve tried you recipe. We like the pulao very much. Indeed that is why we decided on preparing it again for christmas. The one change I make is that I marinate the prawns for about half an hour (lime juice, salt, ginger garlic paste, turmeric and chilli powder). Thank you for sharing your recipe.
    Percy

  9. It was awesomeeeee!!!
    I’ve bookmarked this page, I’m glad I found it.

  10. This sounds really yummy!
    I’m a first time cook and I want to make this in a pressure cooker
    Could you please tell me how much water exactly and how many whistles on the cooker? I have no idea at all

  11. It came out very well. I did not have the Maggi cubes so I substituted it with the ‘2 Minute’ Maggi tastemaker which comes with your noodle pack..and man was it yumm.. add a dash of lime towards the end for that little extra zing. Thanks Maria. I have bookmarked your page .. great find

  12. Hi Maria,
    I tried this recipe and it came out very well. Very nice and mild kind of tasty recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us. I’ve tried many recipes from your blog and most of them were really very nice and different. Now whenever I try a new recipe my daughters ask me “is this Maria’s recipe?” since now a days I refer only your blog. Keep posting! (For last couple of months you are not posting much. What is the reason?)

    • You are welcome Anita :)…… I am happy my recipes are different as most of them are my own creation. So cute your daughter is 🙂 🙂 thanks for trying so many recipes. Hmmmm Anita I am posting however last month I was travelling but I will be regular soon dear take care and lots of love to you and your kiddo.

  13. hi Maria..

    being away from home and fed-up of canteen food i was searching for bachelor recipe’s and luckily found yours,it was fantastic cooking experience for me as it was new-found hobby…as always noted down the ingredients,went ahead with cooking.Funny thing was i didn’t had barik rice(white rice as we call here in uae)when i had to add the rice,as the market was far away i had to use the boiled white rice..but believe me it was fantastic as my friends say, although i had to wait an hour or so to get the rice done,it was delicious…fantastic….thank you for ur easy to cook recipe..ill look for the other recipes by you..

    • Hi Nelson,

      Thanks for your detailed comment I am happy your prawns pulao turned out nice and you and your friend liked it. I am feeling bad as you didn’t had kolam or required rice available but the fact that you still tried is remarkable. Keep cooking its fun and be healthy 🙂 Yeah home food is anyday better and tasty than canteen food.

      Love,
      Maria

  14. hello maria…..just happen to browse thru ur blog and its so warm and interesting….great ideas and recepie.s..keep it up…i cudnt help wonderin where did u pick up the green bay leaves as th dried up ones taste horrible if u can suggets the supermarket or herb store it wud be nice……….u must try some of the mumbai chats just for kicks…there great.au revior…..and cheers

    • Hello Mrs J John,

      Thanks a ton for spending time at my blog and for your lovely views its quite encouraging and motivating for me. The Fresh Green Bay leaves are from my garden and some times they are available in stores as I had picked green bay leaf from D-Mart back in Mumbai. May be you might have to hunt them Or I will send you some. Also I love Mumbai Chaats specially Paani Puris and Sev puris. Thanks again God bless you. I just thought why don’t you grow Bay Leaf plant in your garden its amazing feeling to pluck from your own garden and make them.

      Love,
      Maria

  15. Hi Maria,
    I tried the recipe of Prawns pulao and it came out very well and tasty……..Will try other recipes from the site too.
    Thank u!!!
    Rajesh

    • Hey Rajesh,

      I am glad you tried it! Also very happy it came out well and You liked it. Surely try other recipes and lemme know your views. Would love to hear from you. God bless you.

      Love,
      Maria

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