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My friend Sangeetha Johnson gave me the recipe for Fish Pulao which forms the basis for my Shrimp pulao.  Since both shrimp and fish are sea food I tried the same recipe with bit alteration using shrimp instead of Fish which came out really good.  This will not be too hot / chilli so kids will enjoy this a lot.  My  American friends also liked  this since this is mild and very good recipe.


1.  Basmati rice – 2 cups
2.  Shrimp of any kind – 2 cups. (you can use frozen cocktail shrimp packets too )
3.  Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
4.  Salt and oil as needed
5.  Tomatoes – 250 gms.
6.  Coconut milk – 1 cup
7.  Cloves – 4
8.  Cardamoms – 4
9.  Cinnamon – 2 pieces
10.  Pepper corns – ½ tsp
11.  Bay leaves – 2
12.  corriander powder -1 tsp
13.  Chilli powder -1 tsp

1.  Wash rice well, drain and keep aside.
2.  Boil the tomatoes for 2 mins or put in hot water and skinout the tomatoes.   Chop and blend them with the coconut milk.
3.  Measure this liquid and add enough water to make 4 cups.
4.  Soak rice in it  for 10 minutes.
5.  Heat ghee or oil in a pressure cooker.
6.  Add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and bay leaves for a min.
7.  Add shrimp and fry.
8.  Add corriander, chilli and turmeric powder.
9.  Add the rice with the soaking liquid.  Add salt to taste.
10.  Pressure cook for 2 whistles.

If you have tomato puree then you can avoid tomato.

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