Saturday, January 19, 2013

Prawn Polao

Prawn + Rice is a perfect and favorite combination for both of us. And with this combination one of our favorite dish is Prawn Polao. Prawn cooked with Basmati rice and spices is a delicious dish to relish. Most of  the time we don’t want any side dish with Prawn Polao, because the dish itself is a complete meal.

The specialty of the dish is coconut milk instead of plain milk you need to add, the coconut milk which gave the dish a different flavor. I got the recipe form one of a leading Bengali Magazine “Sananda” long time back. Almost all of my guests like this dish from my kitchen. 

1.Basmati Rice:One cup.
2.Medium Size Prawn :15 to 18 piece.
3.One medium chopped onion.
4.One small sliced fried onion.
5.Two dry red chili, Two clove, Two cardamom, One small Sinnamon stick.
6.Half tea spoon ginger & garlic paste.
7.Frozen peas: A handsfull.
7.A pinch of turemeric, Half tea spoon Kashmiri red chili powder.
8. A pinch of Shahi Polao Masala (I used Everest Shahi Polao Masala). (Optional)
9.Half cup coconut Milk.
10.Salt And Sugar as per taste.
11.sunflower oil for cooking.

Soaked the rice for 3 mints, and make a fine paste with dry red chili, clove, cardamom and cinnamon stick.
Now marinate the prawn with ginger and garlic paste salt and turmeric powder for 15 mints.
Now add oil in a vessel and shallow fry the prawns and keep it aside.
Now add some more oil and add the chopped onions and fry till the onions are transparent. Now add the red chili masala paste with some salt and sugar and cook for few mints.
Now add the frozen peas and fried prawns and cook for some time.

Finally add the soaked rice and the shahi Poalo Masala and stir for 3 to 4 mints.

Now add the coconut milk and half cup warm water and cover with a lid. Cook till the rice done.

Garnish with the fried onions and serve hot with Raita.