Fish Pulao Recipe

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 Recipe

Any way, it doesn’t matter to use the same fish for making fish pulao but in my opinion you can choose large fish because the meat of large fish is hard and not easily decompose in the rice.
mehnaz - khi 8/27/2015 6:07:55 AM
Fish pulao is amaizng and I will definately try this one out and I hope my husband who is fond of Fish will like this one.
Najia - Faislabad 7/27/2015 2:16:09 AM
I dont like Sea food that why I dont like to such stuff. I dont like the smell of fish at all.
Sana - Karachi 7/25/2015 2:23:06 AM
Fish Pulao is my faviroate dish I make it once in a month. Even my husband also enjoys my handmade Fish Pulao.
Dua - Karachi 7/14/2015 6:12:39 AM
I simply love Fish Pulao even I make it at home whenever I get the chance to cook.
Almeera - Karachi 6/25/2015 5:09:32 AM
Fish Pulao is delicious one but its not easy to prepare Fish with rice you need make full attention on your meal.
Aliya - Karachi 6/16/2015 6:06:12 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
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
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
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

Fish Pulao Recipe

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