Karandi Bhat


Prawns pulav is a spicy rice preperation usually made using small prawns.Here I have used fresh karandi same recipe can be made using dried karandi also.

It has a distinct flavour of Malvani masala and Kokum.

Traditionally served garnished with grated coconut and chopped corriander leaves.

Ingredients :

1 cup de shelled,deveined ,cleaned and washed Prawns (small size)

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.

2 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped.

Salt to taste.


Wash ,de shell,devein prawns 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 tamales para,  onion and saute till pinkish brown in colour.Add ginger garlic paste,stir and cook for a minute.

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

Add little water if required ,as prawns will leave its own water.


Cook till prawns is cooked.Add kokum.Remove the lid and cook till dry.

Add chopped coriander leaves and keep aside.


In another pan,heat oil,add 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 coriander leaves.

Happy Cooking !!!


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