Prawn Pulao with Dhansak Dal

My Love for Prawns once again!!

A Very Simple Dish which you could make in the morning and pack in your dabba for Friday lunch!

This recipe serves 4

Ingredients :

  • 1 1/2 cup Basmati Rice (soaked for 2 hrs or overnight preferably)
  • 12-15 small or mid sized prawns cleaned and deveined
  • 2-3 medium onions sliced
  • Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1-2 tsps Cumin Seeds, Cinnamon sticks, peppercorns, Star Anise, Black Cardomon
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Some freshly chopped mint and coriander leaves
  • Turmeric, Red Chilly and Kitchen King Masala
  • 1 tblsp Curd
  • 2-3 Green Chillies
  • Oil to Cook, Salt to Taste


Preparation :

Time to Prepare : 10 min

Time to cook – 15 min

  1. Add oil to you pot and heat it for a while
  2. Add Bay leaf, all dry spices and cook for a while
  3. Add Onions and Slit Green Chillies
  4. Once the onions are translucent, add the prawns and sortè for 2-3 minutes
  5. Now add all the masalas along with salt
  6. Mix curd and stir till the masalas leave corner of the pot
  7. This is the time to add soaked rice and mix very well
  8. Add water [double the quantity of rice] and mix again
  9. Let it cook for 8-9 min and when the water has soaked half, add mint and coriander leave and give it a light stir [ensure the rice doesn’t break much]
  10. You can cover the pot for another 6-7 minutes and switch off the flame
  11. Once the flame is off, let it cool for 10-15 min while you get ready and then pack your dabba with huge quantity for yourself and colleagues


This dish is best served with some Dhansak Dal and a Squeezed Lemon


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