Easy Microwaved Prawn Pulao

Microwaved Prawn Pulao

Microwaved Prawn pulao
Microwaved Prawn pulao

After a long day work, I felt like eating something authentic home-made Indian dish.But don’t fell like spending a long time in the kitchen. My Mum used to cook prawn pulao with slightly fried boiled eggs ,mixed winter vegetables and garam masala.Suddenly I could smell that aroma in my house.I and my sister had burned our tongues so many times,just because we could not wait till it cools down.Mum used to add green paper , carrots, beans in that pulao and cooked in a pressure cooker.I have skipped the vegetables and fried eggs  just to avoid chopping  and frying boiled eggs because I am so tired. This dish takes 15 to 17 minutes to cook .By the time I freshen up my dinner is ready.But you need to have cleaned prawns, ready to cook in your stock.

This recipe is very tasty and easy to cook in short time. A different flavour of butter ,prawn and garam masala will bring an actual Indian test to your mouth.You  will need few  basic   Indian spices .


soaked  basmati rice : 1 cup

Water to cook the rice: 2 cups

Prawns : 15 to 20 as you like

Butter 2 tablespoon in room temperature, oil 1 tablespoon

Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

One small onion chopped.If onion is large you will need half

Garlic cloves : 2 large or 4 small

Turmeric powder: half teaspoon

Red chili powder: 1 teaspoon

Cinnamon powder: 1 teaspoon

Grated fresh nutmeg powder .It  is important to use freshly grated nutmeg powder for extra flavour

Whole cloves: 3 to 4

Whole cardamom : 2 to 3

Salt to taste

Sugar : 1 teaspoon

Raw red onion and green chili to garnish

Step 1: Take melted butter and oil into a microwaved bowl and add cumin seeds. Now cook them for 1 minute.

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Add cumin seeds into the butter and oil

Step 2: Next add onion ,garlic,turmeric powder,cinnamon powder, red chili powder, grated nutmeg on top , add salt.Mix everything and microwaved them for 2 minutes

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Mix all the spices
After 2 minutes
After 2 minutes

Step 3:Now add soaked rice into the bowl and mix gently.

Add soaked rice and mix togeher
Add soaked rice and mix togeher

Step 4: Add water.Now add sugar and check the salt by testing little water. The test of salt  at this point will  remain  same afer cooking.Cook them for 14 minutes.

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Add water

Step 5: After cooking rice keep it inside the microwave for 2 minutes just to settle down the heat,then take the bowl out.Be careful of the hot bowl.Now gently stir with the fork.

After cooking the rice
After cooking the rice

Final step: Garnish the rice with either fried or raw onion and chili. You can have them just like this or with any type of curry or raita (Indian yogurt sauce).

Microwaved Prawn pulao
Microwaved Prawn pulao




9 Comments Add yours

    1. payeljit says:

      Thank you Aayshi! I am very happy to know that you liked my recipe!😀

      Liked by 1 person

  1. this is brilliant! never thought of making pulao in microwave, got to try this one for sure! 🙂


    1. payeljit says:

      Thank you Mona darling! Believe me it was even better than conventional cooking! I’m very pleased to know that you will try this dish!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. loved you calling me mona darling! 😀 ❤

        Liked by 1 person

  2. dishdessert says:

    looks delicious, thank you for sharing.


    1. payel says:

      You are most welcome.

      Liked by 1 person

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