Jhinga Pulao Recipe

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Jhinga Pulao
How to make Jhinga Pulao
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A fulfilling rice meal enriched with delicately seared prawns and cooked with the aroma of freshly roasted spices.

Ingredients of Jhinga Pulao

  • 1/2 kg jhinga (shrimps)-small, cleaned and de-veined
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup onion-chopped fine
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1.5 tsp salt or to taste green chillies-chopped to taste
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp coriander leaves
  • 1 cup rice-soaked for half an hour

How to Make Jhinga Pulao

  • 1.1. Cook the rice in 1 1/2 cups water till almost done, and keep aside.
  • 2.2. Then heat the oil and add cumin.
  • 3.3. When it splutters, add the onion, ginger and garlic and saute till onions are brown.
  • 4.4. Add chilli powder, coriander, garam masala, turmeric and salt and mix well.
  • 5.5. Add the green chillies and the shrimps, saute a little and add the coconut milk and half the coriander.
  • 6.6. Simmer till prawns are almost done. Remove from heat.
  • 7.7. Remove half the prawn mixture and arrange half the rice over the rest. Put the remaindered prawns over the rice and cover with the rest of the rice.
  • 8.8. Then cover it and place over very low heat for 20-30 minutes.
  • 9.9. Garnished it with the rest of the coriander and serve hot.