Indian Shrimp Pulao
Recipe Type: Main
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Serves: 4
There are certain days in the year when you’re looking forward to spending more time outside the kitchen than inside. And for days like those, easy one pot meals like this one are the perfect solution.
  • White Basmati Rice-1½ cups
  • Water-3 Cups
  • Shrimp-1 lb (fresh or frozen)
  • Ghee or Butter-1 tsp
  • Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp
  • Green Cardamom-3 pods
  • Cloves-3
  • Cinnamon-1/2 inch
  • Onion- 1 medium sliced
  • Ginger-1/2 inch crushed
  • Garlic-3 cloves crushed
  • Tomato Puree-1 cup
  • Ground Cumin-1½ tsp
  • Ground Coriander-1½ tsp
  • Red Chili Powder-1 tsp
  • Fresh Coriander-1/2 cup chopped
  • Fresh Mint-1/2 cup chopped
  • 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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