Monday, April 11, 2011

Prawn Pulao w/ Tawa Fish Fry and mixed Raita

and many more awards ! with Today's post I'm taking a break from blogging for some time as I'll be going on vacation for more than a month or so ! I'll surely try to post once in a while whenever I get time :-)  In the mean time , you guys keep rocking !!! I'm going to MISS YOU ALL  !

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Today  I have prepared a meal of Prawns Pulao (with lotz of veggies) , Tawa Fish Fry and Mixed Raita . I was thinking of trying this wonderful Recipe of Prawns Pulao for quite some time, but when I saw Reshmi's space last week , she made a wonderful Paneer Tawa masala , I was so tempted by her amazing clicks , I thought of trying the Tawa Fish Fry recipe as well and a Mixed Raita to go along with it .




Prawns Pulao

prawn pulao

Ingredients :
  •  15 to 20 medium sized prawns 
  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 1 and 1/2 cup veggies, chopped ( I have used carrot, beans, green beans, Corn kernels )
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 4 to 5 green chillies, slit lengthwise
  • 2 to 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1, 1" cinnamon stick
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds 
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Black Cumin seeds (Shahi Jeera)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp of red chilli pwoder
  • 1/2 cup of grated coconut
  • a little more than 1/2 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Oil/Butter

mangalore pulao



 Preparation :
  • Cut and devein the prawns.Marinate them with red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt for about 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime ,soak the basmati rice in cold water for about 10 minutes. Cut the veggies and keep aside.
  • Dry roast the poppy seeds and coriander seeds for couple of a couple of minutes or until you get a nice aroma. In a blender , add the grated coconut, green chillies, garlic cloves , chopped cilantro,poppy seeds and coriander seeds with 2 tbsp of water and blend into a fine paste.
  • Heat Oil/Butter in a non stick skillet, add black cumin seeds, once it starts to sputter, add the cinnamon stick, bay leaf with chopped onions and the veggies and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, next add the prawns and fry for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Then add the green paste and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, mix well and let cook covered on medium low heat for another 3 to 4 minutes or until the raw smell of coconut goes away. 
  • Next add the basmati rice and fry for a minute or so , add 3 cups of water ( add 1 and 1/2 cups water for every cup of basmati rice used ), add salt and let cook covered on low for 12 to 14 minutes. 
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and let sit undisturbed with the lid on for at least 5 minutes . Remove the lid , add a tbsp of lemon juice and fluff the rice gently with a spatula.  



Tawa Fish Fry and Mixed Raita

spicy tawa fish fry
 King Fish / Pomfret  is best for this Fry recipe.  I have used Salmon , as I wanted to finish the last batch of fish in my freezer :-)   


Ingredients  for Fish Fry:
  • 1 lb. Salmon , cut into 3" pieces (You can use any white fleshed fish of your choice )
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice/ white vinegar 
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp kashmiri chili powder (optional, if you want to increase the heat)
  • 1 tsp tandoori chicken BBQ mix ( I like using this spice mix in most of my non veg dishes, even fish because of its color and flavor, if you do not like to use it, add 1 tsp garam masala  and 1/2 tsp turmeric power instead)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 2 tbsp Oil


Ingredients for Raita :

  • 2 cups of thick curd
  • 1 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato, chopped
  • 2 to 3 green chillies, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp Chat masala
  • Salt, to taste

combo meal

Preparation of Fish Fry:
  • Wash and cut the fish thoroughly. Marinate the Fish pieces with the ingredients  as mentioned above. Keep refrigerated for an hour .  
  • Heat Oil  in a wide bottomed non stick tawa (skillet) , add the fish pieces and shallow fry on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until it turns  golden brown on both sides.

Preparation of Raita :

  • Chop all the veggies as mentioned above. Combine the veggies with curd , minced ginger, chat masala, salt with 3/4 cup of water. Let sit in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes for all the flavors to blend well.

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It has been showering awards for quite some time !!!!Now coming to those beautiful Awards that I received from my fellow blogger friends ! It's always so exciting to receive awards from your friends! 

Ambreen of Simply Sweet 'n Savory and Mehjabeen of Jabeen's Corner has been so sweet to pass on this award Galore to me. Thanks a ton Ambreen and Mehjabeen for remembering me and for your continued support!  Both Ambreen and Mehjabben have a wonderful space with so many unique and interesting recipes. 

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Biny of Biny's Recipes has passed on this Award Galore to me :




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I wish Biny, Ambreen Mehjabben  all the very Best ! 
Now I would love to share these beautiful award Galore to 15 of my Blogger friends. 

  1. Kairali Sisters of Pazhan Pappadam Payasam
  2. Parsley Sage of The Deep Dish
  3. Tiffanee 0f One Crazy Cookie
  4. Suman of Incidental Indian Cooking
  5. Vidhya of Sugar 'N Spice
  6. Smitha of Smitha's Spicy Flavors
  7. Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen
  8. Viki of Viki's Kitchen
  9. Rosa of Rosa's Yummy Yums
  10. Melange !!
  11. Rumana of Spice Ur Senses
  12. Aipi of U S Masala
  13. Savitha of Savitha's Kitchen
  14. Ginny of Let Your Light Shine
  15. Harika of Harika's kitchen

Now coming to the Rules :
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2.Pass it on to 15 other blogger friends…. to keep the ball rolling.
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82 comments:

  1. Prawn pulao looks awesome...even the fish fry!...very nice sea food combo!...
    enjoy ur vacation n blogging break!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  2. Congrats on your awards, these fish recipe have me craving for everything here great job on these wonderful recipes!

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  3. wow sonali, delicious spread, fish fry looks scrumptious!

    Congrats on all the awards and thanks a ton for remembering us...

    Have a great vacation and see you soon :)

    Rgds,
    Suji

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  4. Sonali u r amazing dear. U r daughter is very lucky. I wish i would be somewhere near to u so i can have u r dishes. Congrats on u r awards dear u really deserve them. And u r dishes r awesome.

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  5. Lovely combination looking delicious,Congrats on the awards Sonali.

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  6. WOO HOO!

    I'm all ablush and I'm incredibly honored. Thank you so much for following my blog and for banging out all your awesome seafood gems.

    Enjoy your holiday!

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  7. OMG....Hey you make me drool with your awesome platter of recipes....
    Congrats on all the awards...wishing you many more...
    Have a happy vaccation...
    Thanks....you know Y??? :)

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  8. Congrats on ur awards.Thank u for sharing with me dear.Here is the link of my facts.
    http://savithakitchen.blogspot.com/2011/03/award-time.html

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  9. Yum ...looks so so gud ..n Congrats on ur awards

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  10. Congratulations on your awards!!!

    Both those dishes look awesome. Wish I could taste some right now :)

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  11. Both the recipes are making my mouth water... Congrats on all ur awards dear

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  12. Congrats on your awards. Wishing many more to come. Tawa pulao and fried fish looks awesome. Thanks for sharing the award with me. I am honored.

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  13. Sonali,thats such an amazing spread..especialyy the pulav..the real and original look makes me hungry..so tempting.
    Congrats on the awards..you deserve it dear..
    Thanks for remembering me too.
    Enjoy the vacation..Have a great time..see you soon

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  14. Your fish and pulau looks so delicious! Congratulations on your awards! Hope you enjoy your holiday, see you when you get back!

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  15. wow both the recipes are very tempting and delicious !! congrats on ur awards and wish u many more !! Have a nice vacation !! enjoy !!

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  16. What an appetizing combo meal! It looks great and lovely!

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  17. I have never heard the name raita before, so I learned something new today. Hope you have a great vacation!!

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  18. Now, if only S wasn't allergic to prawns, I'd be making this pulao. Very innovative, to be prawns into pulao.
    The tawa fish looks good!

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  19. What a delectable platter! Congrats on your awards and enjoy your break ya...

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  20. Wat a wonderful spread, everytime i come here ur delicious dishes makes me hungry..

    Congrats on ur awards and enjoy ur break..

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  21. Sorry it took me so long to visit you after you left me such a lovely comment. I haven't been feeling so good, so I took a little break. Love your blog and the delicious spicy recipes. I love indian food.
    *kisses* HH

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  22. Congratulations! And yummy fish fry and pulao.

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  23. Lovely complete meal, will surely go for the fish. You have a wonderful holiday and keep in touch.

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  24. wow dear anyone will wanna join u to have dat...........mouth watering

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  25. Tons and loads of thanks for sharing them with me. U deserve them. And happy vacation hope u will be back soonwith many more wonderful dishes.

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  26. This is indeed mouthwatering!
    Enjoy your vacation!

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  27. Wow both looks awesome..delicious spread,mouthwatering.

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  28. That pulao must be scrummy! I love such dishes.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  29. Congratulations on your awards...
    This rice dish has such gorgeous color, and wow with the flavors. Everything looks so good!
    Hope you have a wonderful and safe vacation :)

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  30. The pulav and the roast looks gorgeous dear. Congrats on your awards. That's so sweet of you to share them with me too....Thanks dear. you made my day:) Enjoy your vacation.

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  31. Congratulations on your well-deserved awards. Have a wonderful holiday. We'll all be here when you return. Blessings...Mary

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  32. Pass me that and can finish within minutes...so so yumm!!

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  33. Can u hear me knocking ur door to relish this spread ??? Drrrrrroooooooling as seafoods are my favvvv

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  34. wow..pulav looks so tempting and colorful...perfectly made..yum yum

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  35. Wow it looks sooo tempting .. feel like having it right now :) congrats on ur awards...

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  36. i have only tried prawn biryani..pulao seems like an interesting idea

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  37. Thanks for ur wishes sonali.. u really really deserved it.

    I love the fish fry.. will definitely try.. and with prawn pulav.. it is the best.

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  38. looks full of wonderful flavors!

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  39. Oh yummy! I can't stop browsing all your fish recipes! So many ideas pack with so much creativity! Thanks for stopping by mine so I discover yours :)

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  40. What a perfect meal! love the pulao and love love love the fish! yum!

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  41. wow that fish looks SOOOOO GOOD!!
    perfectly fried!
    i love how you can SEE how crisp & crunchy the outside is, and how moist & flavorful the inside is..
    ahh ~!! *drool ~

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  42. my goodness , thats a lot of awards :) have a nice day

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  43. Wow, that fish looks absolutely gorgeous...I love the color! Enjoy your vacay =)

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  44. This dish is delicious! Have fun in your vacations!

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  45. What a colorful n delicious looking meal! Congrats on your awards and thanks for the share- you are a darling :)
    Enjoy your break!
    US Masala

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  46. fish with fish.. that's an awsm meal :) I like it..

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  47. Prawn Pulav looks too good Sonali. I will definitely try it.

    Enjoy your vacation, we will miss you too.

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  48. Everything looks and sounds fantastic. Your fish recipe, in particular, has me thinking about dinner :)

    Thanks for linking to the Hearth and Soul Hop!

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  49. Que tentador se ve el trozo ,un plato de los dioses es muy rico,adoro el pescado,cariños.

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  50. Prawn pulav sounds delightful and salmon fry slurp

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  51. Prawn pulao sound great! I think I will go for your recipe this weekend!

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  52. Looks and sounds delicious. Have a great vacation. We will be looking forward tto hearing all about it.

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  53. These look so yummy, hope you have a nice vacation!

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  54. I really like the theme of your blog... following you...

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  55. Lovely combination. nice recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

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  56. OH! Both dishes look fabulous...really very flavorful. Enjoy your vacation and be safe :-)

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  57. Pulao and fried fish..lovely combo.
    Plz collect an award from my blog, Sonali.... a small token for all my friends.

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  58. All sea food lovers convene here - Sonali makes the best :) Kash....

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  59. congrats on the awards and nice recipe with lovely clicks .........

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  60. Sonali,
    This is such a festive spread and I am absolutely tempted with the combination of the Tawa fried fish and shrimp pulao, Fish looks beautifully cooked to perfection.
    Congratulations once again on all ur work!!

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  61. Oh wow, that's such a lovely spread! The fish fry, prawn pulao and raita makes a great meal. And so yummy!!

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  62. There is an award waiting for you in my blog... Please follow the link and accept it...
    http://atastychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/05/sojo-of-my-culinary-experiments-and.html

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  63. I am truly amazed at your repertoire of fish recipes, Sonali! Too good :)

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  64. amazing seafood recipes, congrats on your awards

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  65. This looks yummy....you have a lovely blog...I am having a giveaway in my blog..Y dont you check and join that
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/2011/05/chocolate-recipe-and-chocolate.html

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  66. Wow that fish makes me hungry!

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  67. Hi, loved your blog and this recipe, in particular. You have a good collection of fish recipes. Shall visit here again very soon. Do visit my blog when your time permits.

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  68. I am very fond of what you do.

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  69. Thanks Sonali for stopping by at my blog and leave your kind comment. I am sorry it took me so long to get to your,I was away and blogging for a while. The fish and prawns pulav are together along with the raita such a terrific choice. Loved the color of the fish,I am drooling as I write this comment*wipes drool off the key board* Oh yes- I have added myself to your list of followers & look forward to reading more exciting fish recipes here.

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  70. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

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  71. And now I'm craving for it. I hope you also share the recipe of it so I can try this one in our home. Thanks!

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  72. my goodness..Am seriously drooling here...love your dishes dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  73. cheler janya macher recipe khujte giye tor blog ta khuje pelam.so good to see ur blog.awsome!!! amar to jibhe jal ese jachche...mane hochche tor bari jete habe..

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  74. thanks dear....due to unforseen circumstances could not work on this blog for quite some time....planning to work on it veryyyyyyyyy soon :-)

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  75. both recipes are very tempting

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  76. wow.thats one yummy combo....fish fry looks wonderful and tempting...loved it..

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  77. Yummilicious n tempting fish fry!!
    Thanx for dropping by n following my space , glad to follow you too :-))
    Lovelycollection of fish recipes...

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  78. fish fry looks delicious.. thanks a lot for your comment and bringing me to this blog.. a one stop destination for all fish recipes.. enjoyed every bit of it.. glad to follow you...

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