Hot And Spicy Shrimps Pulao #FishFridayFoodie

For Fish Friday -  April the theme is "One Pan Dinners". Make a meal with fish that can be prepared in just one pan and perfect for the busy cook. Our Host of the month is Karen H Kerr.  

Made this Hot And Spicy Shrimps Pulao.  It's really hot and spicy, made a Roasted Chilly Garlic Chutney and used it to  made the pulao.  To cut down the spiciness a little, have used  Birista ( Fried Onions).

1.1/2 Cups Basmati Rice
1 Cup Cleaned  Shrimps
1/3 Cup Roasted Chilly Garlic Chutney
1 Teaspoon Coriander powder
1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala powder
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1/2 + 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cube Fish seasoning
2.1/2 to 3 Cups Water
2 Medium Onions Birista
Whole Spices
1 Stick Cinnamon
2 Cardamons
5 Black Peppercorns
3 Cloves
1 Bay Leaf
Oil as required
For Granishing
1 Green Chilly - slit and fried

Wash and soak the rice for an hour.
To the chutney mix lemon juice, coriander and garam masala powder well.

For the Shrimp Marination
To the shrimps add 1/2 teaspoon salt and half of this chutney and marinate the shrimps with it.

Boil the water with the salt and seasoning cube, keep aside.
In the meantime heat oil in a deep broad pressure pan and fry the onions to make the birista. Remove them and keep aside. Keep 1/3 cup oil and take out the excess oil. In the same pan fry the prawns for 2 minutes only on medium high flame. Remove them and keep aside. Now add the fried onions (reserve a little for garnishing) and the remaining chutney, whole spices and fry till oil separates. Drain the water from the rice and add to the pan and fry for 2 to 3 minutes stirring lightly. Add the boiling water and cook on high flame till the rice comes to rolling boil. Let it boil till the water dries and water level is half inch above the rice add the shrimps and give it a quick stir. Cover the pan with a lid and take one whistle on high flame. Switch off the flame and let it rest in its heat for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes open the lid and garnish with remaining fried onions and green chilly enjoy this hot and spicy rice with raita.

For the  Roasted Chilly Garlic Chutney
Makes 1/3 Cup
10 Dried Red Chillies
12 Cloves Garlic
1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Small Tomatoes - chopped
2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil


Dry roasted the garlic till light brown spot appear, take them out.  In the same pan dry roast the chillies till  till they are crisp.  Then roast the cumin seeds till it releases an aroma. In a small blender jar add all the roasted ingredients and make a powder.    Then add the tomatoes and salt,  again grind this to a fine paste, add sesame oil to make a fine paste.  Do not add water to make this chutney.  
 This chutney goes well with Kadhi or Dal Chawl. 
 Labels : Shrimps, Seafood/Fish, Fish Friday, Chutneys & Dips, One Pan Dinners, Gluten free
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. I love anything hot and spicy, and fried onions makes anything better!

  2. Wow! This dish sounds like it is packed with lots of flavor! Yum!

  3. Oh my nose is running just reading this recipe. I love me some spice. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I have never heard of this, but I am loving it. Such great spices.