Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Quick And Easy Fish Pulao (Recipe Video Inside)


There are days when you want to indulge in rich and robust curries and then there are days you’d much rather settle for a plate of khichdi. Everything is made in this one-pot meal, but there is one problem. It often doesn’t feel flavourful enough. It is here that a pulao comes and saves the day for us. A pulao is a rice dish made with basmati rice, some fragrant spices, vegetables meat or fish. Yes, you heard us! Fish pulao can serve as a perfect meal option for those who love fish but are tired of the regular curried preparation. This pulao is quick to prepare, fuss-free and can be savoured for both lunch or dinner. The best quality about this pulao is that you do not require many exotic ingredients to prepare it. You only need a bunch of easily available spices and herbs. Since the recipe is so simple, you can tweak it your way as well.

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To make this fish pulao, you would need some soaked rice, fish (preferably bone-less), curd, onion, oil, cream, coriander leaves, coriander powder, salt, green chillies, red chilli powder, cumin seeds, garam masala, turmeric powder, ginger-garlic paste. The recipe involved marinating the fish first which ensures all the spices are soaked in by the fish chunks. 

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Pulao can be both veg and non-veg

How To Make Fish Pulao | Fish Pulao Recipe:

1. Take fish in a large mixing bowl, add salt, followed by red chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, ginger-garlic paste, curd and cream. 
2. Mix well and marinate for 30 minutes.
3. Heat oil, add cumin seeds let is splutter.
4. Add green chillies. Sautee  a bit.
5. Now add onions and sautee again. Wait till onions turn slightly translucent.
6. Add the marinated fish and cook for 10 minutes. 
7. Sprinkle some garam masala, coriander leaves and rice.
8. Add water and cook well, till rice is done. 
9. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot. 
Sounds like a piece of cake, doesn’t it? What are you waiting for? Find the detailed recipe video with all ingredients and steps in the header section above and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below.

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