Machhi No Palau (Fish Pulao)

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Total Time:
1.5 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Simmer Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2- cups rice
  • 1- large pomfret, filleted
  • 5- onions, sliced
  • 1/4- grated coconut
  • 5 tbsp- oil or ghee
  • 1- large bunch coriander leaves, chopped
  • 3 cups- coconut milk
  • For ground masala:
  • 2 tsp- roasted cumin seed
  • 1- piece cinnamon
  • 2- cloves
  • 1/2 tsp- turmeric powder
  • 5- cardamoms
  • 7- garlic cloves
  • 7- dry red chillies
  • Salt as per taste

How to Make Machhi No Palau (Fish Pulao)

  • Wash the rice and soak it for 1/2 hour.
  • Cut pomfret fillets into large pieces and marinate the pieces with salt and keep for few minutes.
  • Heat oil and fry the onions until brown in colour.
  • Add ground masala and saute for a few minutes.
  • Wash the marinated fish and add to the masala.
  • Add rice, 1/2 of the chopped coriander leaves and the coconut milk and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer until the rice is cooked.
  • If more water is required use only hot water.
  • Serve hot, garnished with the rest of the coriander leaves and grated coconut.