Quick Prawn Pulao under 10 minutes

Prawn Pulao is a flavourful recipe made with light tempering of spices, followed by cooking vegetables, prawns, and finally adding rice to cook. It is a one-pot dish, which is quicker when made in a pressure cooker for rapid cooking. Relish the Indian spices-infused prawn rice pulao recipe made with basmati rice in under ten minutes. Tastes good with raita or even plain curd, prawn pulao is the perfect comfort food as well as a healthy one with loaded vegetables and/ or non-vegetarian items.


Pulao is also called Pilaf, which is a common rice dish in Asia, quick and easy to make, a mix of vegetables in rice with aromatic herbs and spices. Often a satisfying dish, filled with veggies of choice and non-vegetarian items too. Pulao is a proper meal dish in Indian homes, perfect for potlucks, house parties, and family lunch and dinners. Prawns are crustaceans that are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, its combination with rice and vegetables is a good option to get the goodness of many nutrients from one dish.

Method of Preparation Prawn Pulao

Cooking  Prawn Pulao is a process involving tempering spices followed by cooking vegetables and prawns and finally adding rice to make pulao.


  • 250g Big Prawns
  • 1/2 cup Curd
  • 2 tablespoon pudina mint leaves
  • 3 green chilies
  • 2 tablespoon Ginger garlic1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves
  • 2 Crispy Fried onions or Barista
  • 2 medium-sized Tomato
  • 1/2 kg Basmati Rice    


  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon Dhania powder
  • 1 teaspoon Jeera powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 elaichi
  • 5 Black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt

Prawn Pulao Process 

  • Before starting the recipe soak the basmati rice in a bowl at least an hour previously.
  • Heat the pressure cooker and add 1/2 cup oil, add raw spices such as jeera, tez patta, black pepper, and elaichi.
  • Cut long tomatoes and add to the oil to saute for a minute.
  • To this, add two tablespoons of ginger garlic paste.
  • Add the other spices along with salt, and mix thoroughly.
  • Add onions followed by prawns.
  • To this, add coriander leaves and curd.
  • Mix thoroughly and allow the mixture to cook for five minutes while covering the cooker with a plate lid (This allows oil to separate on top).
  • After five minutes of cooking and separation of oil, add three cups of water.
  • Add three green chilies to this water.
  • Let this mixture cook till it boils.
  • As the mixture boil, add rice to it.
  • Mix thoroughly and allow it to cook in the pressure cooker.
  • Close the cooker lid for five minutes on a low flame (See till at least two whistles)
  • Open the lid as the pressure releases.
  • On the side flame, keep water for boiling, which can be used if water is less in rice.
  • Now, add mint leaves to this (A little boiling water can be added and cooked for another whistle)
  • Prawns Pulao is ready to be eaten hot.
  • Garnish it with fried onions

Prawn Pulao is a delicious and flavourful recipe with refreshing and tasty green masala, eaten often for lunch and dinners. Prawns are regularly eaten by the Goan/ Konkani community, which make use of prawns in pulao and other dishes. Enjoy this amazing recipe with your friends and family and relish the health benefits too.