Indian Fish Pulav

Indian Fish Pulav

Pulav (Pulao of Pilaf) is a simpler version of the rich and flavorful Biryani. While Biryani is made by layering cooked rice with a thick meat sauce, Pulav is usually a one-pot meal where rice is cooked with all the other ingredients. Here is the recipe for a simple Fish Pulav. Unlike Fish Biriyani, this Pulav is easy to make and isn’t rich with nuts, fried onions and other ingredients.

Spicy Fish Pulav

While making Pulav, the rice is often cooked in broth for enhanced flavors. I have used Coconut Milk in this recipe, which is a typical South-Indian ingredient for Pulav. To prevent the fish from breaking, I lightly fried it before cooking it with Rice. I prefer Fish over Meat and love anything made with Fish. The combination of Coconut Milk and Lemon Juice imparts a decadent taste to this Pulav. Enjoy this wonderful Pulav with Raitha and a simple Tomato-Cucumber Salad tossed in lemon juice.


  • For 2 cups of rice, you will need 3 to 3.5 cups of liquid depending on the rice used and how long you soaked it. I have used 1 cup of Coconut Milk and around 2.5 cups of water.
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