With the cleaned & cooked shrimp available here, it is a cinch to make this Pulao. All the wonderful spices make this dish very aromatic and flavourful!
3 cups Basmati rice (washed lightly & drained) (use the regular cup that comes with electric rice cooker)
6 cups water
1 Lb shrimp (cleaned & cooked - medium size)
2 medium sized onions - thinly sliced, lengthwise
2" ginger piece - finely chopped
1 whole, small garlic bulb - minced
5 dried red chillies, broken into pieces
4 cloves (lavang) - coarse powder
3 cardamom pods (elaichi) - coarse powder
2 small stalks of curry leaves
4-6 bay leaves
1/2 tsp shahjeera powder
2 tsp Pulao masala powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp red chillie powder
salt to taste
5 tbsp oil
Heat a saucepan, add thawed shrimp & add 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp red chillie powder. Mix well and let all the liquid evaporate. Turn the stove off, set the shrimp aside.
Put the electric rice cooker on 'Cooking' & add oil. When the oil is hot, add dried red chillies, cloves, cardamom, ginger, garlic, curry leaves, bay leaves & onion slices. Saute until onions turn translucent, then add the shrimp (set aside earlier), add washed rice, mix and add 1/4 tsp turmeric, shahjeera powder, pulao masala powder and salt. Fry the rice for 5 minutes, add water, cover & cook until done. Mix lightly when done & enjoy the delicious pulao!