Prawns Pulao (Prawns Tahari)

Prawns Pulao


  1. Prawns 1 kg.
  2. Tomatoes (sliced) 4
  3. Onions (sliced) 3
  4. Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp.
  5. Red chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp.
  6. Crushed red chilli 1 tsp.
  7. Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp.
  8. Coriander powder 1 1/2 tsp.
  9. Salt 3 tsp.
  10. Whole black pepper 10
  11. Cloves 8
  12. Cinnamon 1/2 inch piece
  13. Black cardamom 2
  14. Cumin seeds 1 tsp.
  15. Potatoes quarted  4
  16. Rice 4 cups
  17. Oil 1/2 cup


  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add onions cook till brown.
  • Put tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, crushed red chilli, salt, coriander powder and turmeric powder.
  • Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add potatoes.
  • Cover and cook till the tomatoes are soft and oil comes out.
  • Add 4 cups water, cloves, whole black pepper, cumin seeds, black cardamom, cinnamon and cardamom.
  • Bring to boil and cook for another 10 minutes or till the potatoes are soft.
  • Add prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Soak rice for half an hour.
  • Wash and add soaked rice to the prawns.
  • Add more water if needed to cook the rice.
  • When the water dries up lower the heat and cook on low flame (dum)  for 15 minutes.
  • Take out in a dish and serve with raita, vegetable salad and fried green chillies.

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