Chingri Malaicurry Polao (Prawn Malaicurry Pulao)

                              Chingri Malaicurry Polao (Prawn Malaicurry Pulao)

Want to make a one-pot dinner that is surely going win everyone’s heart yet not wear you out in the kitchen? Try this one! I made it out of sheer desperation and wow is  the result
Nothing more to say, as I will be doing just the same!

 Preparation time:20mins

Cooking time:30mins
Serves: 4


300gm king Prawn

400gm Long grain Basmati Rice, washed and soaked
250gm coconut milk (low fat will also do, as I used)
50gm grated coconut
1-green chili
2-red chili
2inch cinnamon
½-teaspoon cumin
½-teaspoon Fennel
2inch Mace
1- teaspoon turmeric
2-tablespoon oil
Salt to taste
Water (as much as needed)

For Raita:

2-cups Yogurt
3inch Cucumber, cut in small pieces
½-onion cut into small pieces
Pinch of red chili
Pinch of Cumin Powder
Salt to taste


1.    Take Ginger,  green chili, red chili, cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, fennel, mace  and use a blender to make a paste of the spices

2.    Clean and de-vain the king prawn. Marinate with salt and little turmeric
3.    Heat oil and fry the marinated prawn for 2/3 mins
4.    Add the spice mix with the prawn and fry  properly
5.    Add the grated coconut and fry for 3-4mins
6.    Add the washed rice and fry. Add little more oil if needed. Add little turmeric if you want the rice to look golden yellow. Add salt according to taste
7.    Now , to make pulao/polao I use water and rice in 2:1 ratio
8.     Mix water and coconut milk in equal quantity and add to the fried rice and let it cook

9.     If the rice becomes too dry before being totally cooked add more coconut milk. I am not giving the quantity of the liquid as it varies depending on where you are cooking- cooker, microwave or electric rice maker. So adjust the coconut milk+ water mixture accordingly

10. Do not to stir too often as it might break the rice. If rice is cooked well but you still have liquid, then put the pan on a tawa and let the water dry. Fluff the rice with fork.

11. Serve with raita

Raita:   Mix, yoghurt, cucumber, onion. Salt, chili and cumin powder and chill before serving with Chingri Malaicurry Polao (Prawn Malaicurry Pulao)

Chingri Malaicurry Polao (Prawn Malaicurry Pulao)
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