Maachi Pulao Recipe

Maachi Pulao  Recipe
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Maachi Pulao or Fish Pilaf is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Maachi Pulao or Fish Pilaf by following this easy recipe.
Maachi Pulao Recipe
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time 75 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Rating 10.0 / 10 (1 vote)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 4
  • 6 Fish Slices
  • 7-8 Green Chilies
  • 4-5 Onions (sliced finely)
  • 3-4 sticks Cinnamon
  • 9-10 Cardamoms
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 2-4 Tomatoes (skinned and chopped)
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic (ground)
  • 1 pound Basmati Rice (soaked in water for 1 hour)
  • 10-12 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1-2 tsp Sugar
  • Saffron for coloring
  • Coriander Leaves
  • 4 tbsp Oil
How to make Maachi Pulao :
  • Boil the rice with salt and drain well. Let it cool.
  • Heat the oil in pan and brown the onions. Keep half of the fried onions separately and add chopped coriander, green chilies, garlic and turmeric allowing it to cook for a few minutes. Toss in the tomatoes and cook until it becomes pulpy. Add fishes with 4 cups of water and cover. Simmer until tender then add chili powder and sugar and wait until ½ cup juice is left.
  • Place the reserved fried onions with oil in a pan, on low heat and add in cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamom and cumin seed. Remove from fire when it becomes aromatic.
  • In a large pan, spread half of the boiled rice then prawn mixture followed by onion-spice mix and then lastly remaining half of the rice.
  • Sprinkle saffron and oil. Cover the pan and cook on a low fire for at least 10 minutes. Mix them well to get an aromatic and beautiful texture.