Colmi-No-Palau (Prawn Pulao)

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Total Time:
1 hour 20 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: One-Dish Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups - Basmati rice
  • 2 cups - Chopped onions
  • 3 - Tomatoes, chopped finely
  • 2 cups - Large prawns, cleaned
  • 2 stems - Lemon grass, cut into 2" strips
  • 7-8 - Saffron strands
  • 6-7 - Curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp - Ghee /oil
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Salt as per taste
  • For ground paste:
  • 5 - red Kashmiri chillies
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/2" - Ginger
  • 2 - Garlic pods
  • 1 tbsp - cumin seeds
  • 2 - Cloves
  • 10 - Peppercorns
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 3-4 - Green chillies
  • 1/2 tbsp - Fennel seeds

How to Make Colmi-No-Palau (Prawn Pulao)

  • Wash the rice and soak for 40 minutes.
  • Boil the rice with water, salt and lemon grass.
  • When cooked, drain the water and remove the lemon grass from the rice.
  • Roast saffron in a skillet.
  • Crush and mix it with rice.
  • Heat ghee /oil in a pan.
  • Fry the onion till it turns brown.
  • Remove half the onion and keep aside.
  • Add the ground paste and curry leaves.
  • Saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and salt. Mix it well.
  • Add prawn and let it cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • Layer it on the rice.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

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