Spicy Prawn Pilaf | How to make Spicy Prawn Pilaf

By Saima Baig  |  6th Feb 2017  |  
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About Spicy Prawn Pilaf Recipe

Biryani is usually made with chicken or mutton, but the use of Prawns gives a unique seafood flavour that is irresistible.

Spicy Prawn Pilaf is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Spicy Prawn Pilaf is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Spicy Prawn Pilaf by saima baig will help you to prepare the perfect Spicy Prawn Pilaf in your kitchen at home. Spicy Prawn Pilaf needs 60 minutes for the preparation and 45 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Spicy Prawn Pilaf. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Spicy Prawn Pilaf. In case you have any questions on how to make the Spicy Prawn Pilaf you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like saima baig. Spicy Prawn Pilaf will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Spicy Prawn Pilaf

Ingredients to make Spicy Prawn Pilaf

  • Prawns with shells 1 kg
  • onion (large, finely sliced) 4
  • ginger paste 1 1/2 tablespoon
  • garlic paste 1 1/2 tablespoon
  • red chilli powder 2 teaspoon
  • cumin powder 1 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala Powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon powder
  • salt 1 tablespoon
  • tomato 2 large, pureed
  • coconut fresh ground 1 tablespoon
  • oil 1 cup
  • green chillies 5 roughly chopped
  • coriander leaves 1 cup roughly chopped
  • water 2 tablespoon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron strands soaked in 2 tablespoon hot milk
  • For rice :-
  • Basmati rice 1 kg
  • mint leaves 8
  • Sea salt 4 tableaspoon

How to make Spicy Prawn Pilaf

  1. Shell the prawns, devein and wash them thoroughly. Set aside in a colander to drain.
  2. Put the oil in a heavy-based pan on moderate heat. When hot, fry the onions to a golden brown.
  3. Remove a quarter and set aside for garnish.
  4. Add ginger and garlic paste and fry well for about 15 minutes, sprinkling in water as required.
  5. Add the spice powders, ground spice paste and salt. Fry for about 10 minutes, small quantities of water as required, till the spices have matured.
  6. Pour in the tomato pure and cook for another 10 minutes on high heat, stirring vigorously.
  7. Add the prawns and cook till they turn a light pink colour; do not over cook them.
  8. Stir in coconut. When the gravy is almost dry, remove from heat and keep it aside.
  9. Now wash the rice and soak it in water for 30 minutes before cooking.
  10. After that boil the water with mint leaves and sea salt and cook the rice till 90 percent done.
  11. Layer the rice, then prawn masla and then rice. Pour the lime juice over the rice in concentric circles, followed by the saffron-infused milk.
  12. Put a griddle or tava on high heat and place the pan of pilaf on it. Leave for 20 minutes on low flame.

My Tip:

While frying onion, if you add a dash of salt, the onion will fry much fastet and caramelize soon.

Reviews for Spicy Prawn Pilaf (1)

Preeti Gurung2 years ago

Love the prawns in this dish!

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