Shrimp Pilav

January 18, 2019  | By Pratibha
Shrimp Pilav

Pratibha runs the social development programs including Darpan and Social Action. She notes: "SHARE is unconventional in that we social workers do not design programs on our own. We work with the women, listen to them, get them to identify a problem and find a way to solve it. That is what I love about my work."


    • 2 Tbsp. neutral vegetable oil (not olive oil)
    • 2 - 3 whole cloves
    • 2 - 3 whole black peppercorns
    • ½ inch cinnamon (whole, stick)
    • 1 Tbsp. cayenne or other ground hot red chili
    • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
    • 1 ½ tsp. ginger-garlic paste
    • 2 onions, finely chopped
    • 1 tomato, finely chopped
    • ½ lb. large raw shrimp, trimmed and cleaned
    • 1 cup raw white rice
    • Salt to taste
    • Fresh chopped cilantro for garnish


    Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a deep pan over medium heat.  Add cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon stick, cayenne and turmeric. Stir and add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
    Add chopped onions and fry 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently especially at the beginning.
    Add chopped tomatoes, rice, and salt.  Stir in 1½ cup water and let it come to a boil.  Turn to low and cook for 5 minutes covered. Add shrimp, stir and cook for another 5-7 minutes or till the rice is cooked.


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