Fish Pulao

Submited by Aliumair from Karachi



3 kg pomphret, sliced
8 onions, sliced
225 g tomatoes, chopped

Masala for fish:
2 tbsp chili powder
11/2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric
8-10 green chillies, chopped
1/2 bunch fresh coriander leaves, chopped
2 bulbs garlic, ground
1/2 tbsp cumin seed powder
Mix and grind together: Set aside 1 tsp.

11/2 kg rice, preferably basmati
Milk of one coconut or 3 tbsp instant coconut powder
1-2 tomatoes, skinned
1 onion, sliced
1 tsp turmeric


Heat the oil and fry 8 onions till light brown. Add the ground spices along with the tomatoes, cook until a distinct aroma arises and oil rises to the surface.
Add the fish, stir gently so as not to break the pieces. Simmer over low heat until done.
In a separate pan fry one onion till transparent. Add 1 tsp masala that was set aside, and turmeric with some water at the same time to avoid burning the spices.
Add 1-2 chopped tomatoes and fry. Add rice and fry for a further 5 minutes, add coconut milk and enough water to cook the rice.
Serve on a flat dish, alternating layers of rice and fish.

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Reviews on Fish Pulao

Fish is a good source of containing Omega 3.
Irfan - Karachi 5/18/2015 12:04:46 AM
I just make fish pulao in the little bit changes of the recipe but no doubt zubaida aapa make some easy way to make, I will try it.
rabi - khi 5/18/2015 12:36:43 PM
this fish palo is looking yum. I should have try this one in home.
Tahira - Karachi 5/21/2015 11:32:40 PM
Fish contains Omega 3 which is good for hair, nails and skin.
Sabhat - Karachi 5/26/2015 11:30:32 PM
Fish Pulao is definitely a unique dish to present it front of your guest and It is really very yummy dish to cook.
Hajrah - Lahore 5/29/2015 12:56:16 AM
Fish Pulao is good but its hard to cook Fish with rice because fish dont get tender easily and there are serious chances of it to break while cooking.
Asha - Karachi 5/30/2015 2:18:54 AM
My mom made very delicious Fish Pulao and especially when my Nani people are coming to visit us !
Asher Raheel - Karachi 6/1/2015 11:49:25 PM
My mother also put the oil in the rice in which she fry the fish of pulao.
ujala - dg khan 6/3/2015 7:49:01 AM
Usually I fried fish normally like in the daily routine and make pulao without meat separately in the bowl and than mix it together in the bowl.
Yasir - Karachi 6/11/2015 12:40:12 AM
The method of including fish in the pulao is very good which I see in this recipe of fish pulao, it is the most common dish in our home.
Yumna - Karachi 6/11/2015 12:59:27 AM

Fish Pulao

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