Friday, June 5, 2009

Sweet Potato & Prawn Pulao

That day, I wasn't in a mood to make any elaborate lunch for me and for my daughter after school lunch. I wanted to make something one-pot meal. Then the thing clicked on my mind was prawn which we all love. So I made this prawn pulao. To make it little more wholesome and healthier, I added sweet potato in it. We all know the health benefits of this superfood(yes, sweet potato is considered as a superfood). So, I try to add this vege almost daily somehow in my diet. It blended so well in this added nutrients and texture and colour...just loved it. It took me only 1/2 an hour to finish making my lunch. I was happy and the lunch was also satisfying...........

Ingredients :
Prawn or big shrimp : 15-20 pcs.
Basmati rice : 11/2 cup
Sweet potato : 1 cup (cubed and boiled)
Onions(sliced, long) : 1 (big)
Ginger-garlic paste : 2 tblsp.
Garlic(minced) : 2 cloves
Tomato : 1 (medium)
Green or red chilli(sliced lengthwise) : 2
Turmeric powder : 1 tsp.
Cumin powder : 1 tsp.
Coriander powder : 1 tsp.
Red chilli powder : 1 tsp.
Sugar : 1 tsp.
Black pepper powder : 2 stp.
Coconut milk : 1/3 cup
Bay leaves : 2
Cardamom : 4
Cloves : 4
Cinnamon : 1 stick (1")
Salt to taste
Oil : 2 tblsp.
Cashewnuts and raisins : 1/2 cup

Method :
  • Marinate shrimp or prawn withlittle turmeric and salt. Keep it aside for 10-15 minutes. Wash the rice. In a big pan, bowl water to cook the rice. When it start boiling, add coconut milk, 1 bay leaf, 2 cardamoms, 2 cloves, 1 tsp. of salt and the rice. Cook until rice is 3/4 done. Drain and keep the rice aside.
  • In a frying pan, fry shrimp or prawn light brown(about 2-3 minutes on each sides) on both sides. keep them aside. Boil sweet potatoes until tender.
  • In another pan, heat oil. Add rest of cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaf. When they start to change colour and leaves aroma, add minced garlic. Stir for 1/2 a minute, add sliced onions, green chillies and sugar. Now add cashewnuts and raisins. Fry with onions.
  • Fry until onions turn brown, add ginger-garlic paste and tomatoes. Stir until tomatoes turn pulpy, add all the powdered spices and little salt. Stir fry till oil seperates spices. Now add fried prawns and sweet potatoes. Coat spices well with prawn and potatoes.
  • Now add rice and mix well with the spice paste stirring continuously for 4-5 minutes in medium heat. Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Prawn pulao is ready to course enjoy it hot.........serve with plain raita and tomato-cucumber salad
This nutritious rice is going to Monthly Mingle#33-Ravishing Rice, hosted this time by Nags of Edible garden, event started by Meeta of What's for lunch Honey?


Sharmila said...

Ki bhalo idea Indrani! Ami toh ranga alu shudhu mishti ba chorchorite kheyechi! Ebhabe banaleo toh khub bhalo hoye. :-)

Parita said...

thats very new combination..never heard of it..though m veggie but have got lots of meat eaters as friends :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow what a combo....sweet potato in rice with prawns sounds yum.....

Avisha said...

Nice recipe.My son loves Shrimp(prawns) sure will be a winner at my home.

Indrani said...

Thanks Sharmila, Parita, KF & Avisha..nice that you liked the idea of adding SP in Pulao
@ Avisha...welcome to my blog

Priya said...

Hey dear, thats really a delicious and new combo...never thought of making pulao with sweet potato and the pulao sounds damn delicious!

Indrani said...

Thanks, priya..try it out

Mandira said...

darun dekhte hoyeche Indrani... really like the idea of sweet potato and prawns together.

Indrani said...

Thanks, mandira...try koro

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