Prawn Pulav (Sungta Pulav)

Prawn Pulav
Prawn Pulav (Shrimp Pulav)

Few days back, one of my reader had requested for this recipe. So far I have tried making many types of prawn/fish pulavs. But I always loved this delicious prawn pulav from my Aayi. It is very simple to make, yet amazingly tasty. When we were kids, my brother and I always loved this. As we grew up, somehow this pulav was forgotten, though we still can feel the taste of green pulav, peas pulav. Few days back, when I was talking to her, she mentioned this. I was very hesitant to try it because of my previous experiences with not-so-great-tasting prawn pulavs. But now I am happy that I tried it. It is much easier to make and very tasty.

Pulavs are not very popular at my native. People do not consider them as a ‘meal’. But aayi and my maternal grandmother made pulavs very frequently. We loved them then and we love them now.

Pictorial:
Heat oil and add onion, ginger, chillies. Then add spices.
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Add tomatoes and cook till they are mushy. Add shrimp.
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Add coriander leaves. Mix. Then add cooked rice and mix well.
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Prawn Pulav (Sungta Pulav)
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Serves: 3-4
A simple very fragrant prawn pulav (pilaf) made with few spices and fresh coriander leaves.
Ingredients
  • 15-20 prawns (shrimps)
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • ¾ cup onion (chopped)
  • ¾ cup tomato (chopped)
  • 2-3 green chilies
  • 2" piece ginger
  • A pinch turmeric powder
  • 1 tea spn coriander powder
  • ¾ tea spn chili powder
  • 3-4 strands coriander leaves
  • Oil/ghee
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Cook rice (each grain should be separate. Pulav does not taste great when it becomes mushy).
  2. Heat oil, fry onion, finely chopped (or grated) ginger till they turn slightly brownish.
  3. Add chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, chopped tomatoes, salt and fry for a 2-3mins.
  4. Add prawns and cook till they are done (or cook prawns separately and add).
  5. Take off from heat.
  6. Add coriander leaves and mix well.
  7. Add cooked rice mix well.
  8. Serve hot.

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35 Comments for “Prawn Pulav (Sungta Pulav)”

Shilpa

says:

Priya, let me know if you try this. Thanks

D, the coriander powder and prawns make a huge difference in taste.

Thanks a lot Mika. Happy to know you liked it :D.

Thanks Vitz.

Simran

says:

Just stumbled on to your site by chance and have been looking through it for recipes. I made this prawn pulov today and it was a hit. The great thing was that it is so easy to make. I made slight modifications in that I added extra onion, tomato and ginger. Thanks

deepa

says:

so nice.can i ask u something,u r not adding garlic is anything specific.

Shilpa: Deepa, the recipe did not call for garlic, nothing specific about it.

Vanessa

says:

Hi Shilpa,

Just one query. Do you not fry the prawns in turmeric and red chilli powder before adding it to the onion tomato mixture.

Shilpa: Venessa, as I have mentioned in the method, either you can cook prawns in water and add to the onion mixture or you can add them after onions are fried and allow 1-2mins till they become white.

jayashree

says:

Hey Shipla, I tried the receipe for Prawn pulav yesterday and it tasted realy good. Thanks !

Its very delighting to have a konkani flood blog 🙂

Priti

says:

Hi Shilpa, your website is a great one as I keep on coming back for different recipes from time to time. Just had a pooja at home and lots of your recipes came handy as at home we don’t always cook amchi food (my husband is not a great fan) but this one he loved it. I even used this recipe to cook chicken pulav, just added some shaan masala in the end and that turned out great too. Keep these gems coming for us. Great work.

Darsh

says:

Thanks !! I made it for the first time and we (me and my hubby) loved it a lot.It tasted like one i had in Mumbai… Just felt home. Keep the good work on and i have added your website in my favourites…

Latika

says:

Hi Shilpa, came across this site by luck…made this dish last night and it was veryyy testy 🙂 thanks a lot for such a helpful and amazing site !

Rosh

says:

Hey, in the above recipe… u have accidentally mentioned to add chili powder twice. hahaha…. im sjure that wud be disastrous if anyone actually did literally follow the typing error. Pls correct the same.
God Bless ya all….
Warm Regards,
Rosh…(Mumbai)

Shilpa: Thanks for pointing out mistake. Updated.

Megha

says:

Hey Shilpa,
I had some guests the other night for dinner.I tried your prawn pulav,chicken sukka,panner butter masala and amti ….all was very much appreciated and loved..Kudos for your good work..

GIRISH

says:

I suggest the prwans to be marinated before sauteing (marinade – pinch of chilli powder, pinc of turmeric, salt and either lemon or vineger) , also garlic can be added to it.

Priyanka

says:

Hi,
Wonderful Blog and fabulous recipes. Could You kindly suggest me some serving suggestions with this Prawn Pulao for a holiday lunch menu?
Thanks and keep up the great work.
Regards,
Priyanka.

Sadique

says:

hi,

I have just try this recipe… taste is good.
i have first time try pulav and tast is not bad…

thanks

Shubhangi

says:

hello …is this not fried rice, where u cook the rice separately and then add the veg or meat or prawns? ..pulao is when u cook all the ingredients together …..At least thats what I have learnt!

Sheela Bhadsawle

says:

Shilpa I love to browse your recipes They are superb I tried your Ragi Dosa it came out very well Ur Prawns Pulao I will definitely try.

says:

Hi ! Tried this for lunch yesterday and it turned out yummy. A real efficient recipe I would say !!! Quick and easy , no fuss !!!Thanx !! going to try out more from here

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