Arroz de Camarao (Prawn pulao in true Goan style)

Arroz de Camarao (Prawn pulao in true Goan style)

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Servings: 6
Calories: 552


  • 1.1 lb Prawns whole, unshelled, washed
  • 14 oz Rice long-grained
  • 4 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 Onion medium-sized, finely sliced
  • 4 Cloves hung
  • 3 Cinnamon dalchini, 1 inch sticks
  • 3 Green cardamom choti elaichi
  • 12 cloves Garlic lasan, minced
  • 2 inch piece Ginger adrak, chopped
  • 1 Tomato large, chopped
  • 1-2 Green chillies chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric haldi powder
  • 7 floz Coconut nariyal milk
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar


  • Remove the heads and shells of the prawns. Boil the prawns in 3 cups water for 20 minutes. Strain to extract 3 cups of stock.
  • Devein the prawns, apply a little salt; keep aside.
  • Heat the ghee in a pan; saute the onions till lightly browned. Add whole spices; saute for 30 seconds. Add garlic and ginger; saute for a minute. Add tomato, green chillies, and turmeric powder; stir-fry till tomatoes are pulpy. Add prawns and stir-fry for 2 minutes till they change colour. Add rice and stir-fry for 1 minute.
  • Mix in the stock, coconut milk, salt, and sugar. Bring the mixture to the boil, lower heat and simmer, covered, till the rice is done. Serve hot.
Calories: 552 kcal
Carbohydrates: 69 g
Protein: 18 g
Fat: 23g
Saturated Fat: 17 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 130 mg
Sodium: 1286 mg
Potassium: 465 mg
Fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 5 g
Vitamin A: 655 IU
Vitamin C: 10 mg
Calcium: 114 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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