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 Goan Prawns Pulao! It is worth trying :)

Goan Prawns Pulav

I have been eating this delicious Goan Prawns 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 Goan Prawns Pulao as it tastes amazing.

Goan Prawns Pulav

Goan Food is quite popular for its coastal food also for different kind of masalas used. Some famous Goan masalas are reshad 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, 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 Goan Prawns Pulao. Simple, light, rejuvenating and healthy is our Goan Prawns Pulao.

Wash the rice and keep it aside. Take a heavy bottomed pan. Keep the gas on low flame. Add oil and saute cloves, peppercorn, Bay leaves, cinnamon and green cardamom.

Goan Prawns Pulav

Now also add Cashews and saute.

Goan Prawns Pulav

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.

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

Goan Prawns Pulav

Add Ginger Garlic paste to it.

Goan Prawns Pulav

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

Finally add rice. Stir all of them.

Goan Prawns Pulav

Lastly add boiling water to the rice as required for pulao. Take the measurements of water as you would like your pulav. As some like dried pulav and some like mushy. Hence you take your own measurements for water. Don’t forget to add salt.

Goan Prawns Pulav

After 20 mins or Once the rice is cooked. Your Goan Prawns Pulao is ready. Serve hot with salad or Fish fry. You could also eat this is a brunch or lunch. Garnish with few mint and coriander leaves.

Goan Pulao printabel details listed below:

Goan Prawns Pulao
 
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Maria@flavorsofmumbai.com:
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
  • 3 tbsp Ghee Or Oil
  • 250 gms Rice
  • ½ cup Mint leaves
  • ½ cup Coriander leaves
  • 4 Green Chilies
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 Onion Juliennes
  • 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 Chicken Maggi Cube
  • Boiling Water as required
Instructions
  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. As some like dried
  12. pulav and some like mushy. Hence you take your own measurements for
  13. water. Don't forget to add salt.
  14. After 20 mins or Once the rice is cooked. Your Goan Prawns Pulao is ready.
  15. 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
Buy always fresh prawns.

You can also add potatoes in this pulav.

Also you can cook mushroom pulav in the same fashion.

Use boiling water for your pulavs for instant cooking.

 

 

 

Goan Prawns Pulao


Comments

  1. hiba says

    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

  2. Savio Dsouza says

    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

  3. anita says

    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?)

    • maria says

      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.

  4. Nelson says

    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..

    • maria says

      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

  5. Mrs J John says

    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

    • maria says

      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

  6. Rajesh Sharma says

    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

    • maria says

      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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