Shrimp Pulao

admin, March 12, 2015

Serving Size: 4


  1. White Basmati Rice-1½ cups
  2. Water-3 Cups
  3. Shrimp-1 lb (fresh or frozen)
  4. Ghee or Butter-1 tsp
  5. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp
  6. Green Cardamom-3 pods
  7. Cloves-3
  8. Cinnamon-1/2 inch
  9. Onion- 1 medium sliced
  10. Ginger-1/2 inch crushed
  11. Garlic-3 cloves crushed
  12. Tomato Puree-1 cup
  13. Ground Cumin-1½ tsp
  14. Ground Coriander-1½ tsp
  15. Red Chili Powder-1 tsp
  16. Fresh Coriander-1/2 cup chopped
  17. Fresh Mint-1/2 cup chopped
  18. Salt to taste



  1. Soak the rice in water for 30 mins.If using frozen Shrimp, defrost and rinse.Keep aside.
  2. In a deep pot heat the Ghee and Oil.
  3. Add the Cardamom, Cloves and Cinnamon. Let it flavor the oil for about a minute.
  4. Add sliced onions. Saute until slightly golden.
  5. Add the crushed ginger and garlic. Saute for a minute.
  6. Add the ground cumin, ground coriander,red chili and stir on low heat until fragrant.
  7. Add the tomato puree and the chopped coriander and mint and cook for about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Add the drained rice, water and salt.Check for seasonings. Bring to a boil.Reduce the heat on low.
  9. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes.
  10. After 10 mins, arrange the Shrimp on top of the rice. Close the lid back and cook for another 5 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked.
  11. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve hot with Raita and Salad! Enjoy!
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