Karandi Bhat (Prawns Pulao)



Karandi is a small version of Prawns,u get it fresh as well as dried.This recipe is made with fresh one.It is very small in size,so to clean you only need to remove the outter shell,I usually get it cleaned from fish seller,as it is very time consuming to remove the shell.

Ingredients :

1 cup Cleanedand washed Karandi.

1/2 cup Onions finely chopped.

1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste.

1 tbsp Malvani masala.

1/4 tsp Haldi powder.

3 Kokum.

1 1/2 cup Basmati Rice.washed,soaked for half an hour and drained.

2 Tamal Patra.

3 tbsp Oil.

Salt to taste.


Wash deshelled karandi in water,drain and keep aside.



Add salt,haldi powder and malwani masala,mix well and keep aside.



In a thick bottom pan,heat 1 tbsp Oil,add onion and saute till pinkish brown in colour.Add ginger garlic paste,stir and cook for a minute.

Add marinated karandi,mix well cover and let it cook for 5 minutes.

Don’t add water,as karandi will leave its own water.




Cook till karandi is cooked.Remove the lid and cook till dry.




Keep aside.

In another pan,heat oil,add tamal patra,washed,soaked and drained rice & salt.

Mix well,add 3 cups boiling hot water.

Cover and let cook.

Once the rice is half done,add cooked karandi,mix well ,cover and cook till rice is completely cooked.

Serve hot garnished with grated coconut and chopped corriander leaves.

Happy Cooking !!!




Published by Sameera's Kitchen

A little blog about ordinary and extra ordinary cooking that I do on daily basis for me and my loving family,I am a working woman pursuing an exiting career in aviation industry,with a ten year old kid.. with whatever little time I have spare in my hand after doing day to day chores......I utilise it for cooking and baking......It refreshes me completely.

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