Friday, 13 July 2012

Kolambichi Khichdi / Prawns Pulao with Coconut Milk

This week just buzzed by!!!!!! Had a super duper hectic week with my kiddos projects and skits. Hope to have a relaxing weekend. Just want to chill and have garma garam adrak chai and pakodas...... and chill at home watching the rains.
But my duties as a mom never ends. So have to cook a meal for my son! But something simple and fast ,so that my motive to chill and relax at home is also fulfilled.
A simple prawn rice would do just that.Especially since I already have Prawns washed and cleaned in my freezer!


1 1/2 cup    Basmati Rice (I used India Gate)
20 to25       Prawns
1 pack        Coconut Milk (I used Dabur Homemade tetrapack)
2 tsp           Ginger Garlic Paste
1/2 tsp        Haldi/Turmeric
1 tsp           Red Chilli Powder
1                 Lemon
1                 Onion
1 tsp           Jeera Powder
1 tsp           Dhania Powder
1/2 tsp        Pepper Powder
3 tsp           Oil
1 1/2 tsp    Namak Shamak

Whole Garam Masala:

6 ti 7          Pepper Corns
5 to 6         Cloves
2 to 3         Small Elaichi
1                Badi Elaichi
3                Star Anise
2                Bay Leaves
1/2 tsp      Jeera


Marinate the prawns with ginger garlic paste, haldi, salt, red chilli powder, dhania powder, jeera powder, pepper powder and juice of one lemon.

Heat Oil in a heavy bottomed kadhai. Put in the whole garam masala and fry till it gives a nice aroma. Add the finely chopped onions and saute. Now add the marinated prawns and cook for 2 to 3 mins. 

Wash and drain the rice. 

Add the rice to the prawns and mix. Now pour in the coconut milk and add the salt. Pour in approx. 1 cup of water  and cook covered on low heat till all the water evaporates.


If you feel the rice is undercooked pour some water on the lid and cook for few more mins. 

The amount of water required depends on the quality and type of the rice. 

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

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