Sunday, March 2, 2014

Fish Pulao / Mahi Pulao/Muhi Pulao مچھلی کا پلاؤ / ماھی پلاؤ

Fish Pulao is Known as Mahi Pulao (پلوماهی ) in Persian in Iran. It is very very delicious dish. In Karachi Memon community also cooks Mahi Pulao and knwon as Memoni Mahi Pulao. Some people spell it Muhi Pulao as written in Urdu موھی پلاؤ .

Fish Pulao/Mahi Pulao

  • Fish  1 kg
  • Rice   1/2 kg
  • Oil 1cup
  • Onion chopped 3-4
  • Yoghurt 1 cup
  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon
  • Green Chillies whole 5-6 nos.
  • Fresh dill leaves chopped 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chillies powder 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper whole 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seed whole 1 teaspoon
  • Dill seed whole 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon stick 3-4 nos.
  • Cardamom green whole 6
  • Cloves whole 10


  • Soak rice in water for 30 minutes, wash and drain. Keep  aside.
  • Fry onion in oil till golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste fry for 2 minutes then add lemon juice,  yoghurt and spices and fry for 5-6 minutes.
  • Then add fish pieces and cook on low flame till tender with minimum stirring. (Fish pieces can be fried before adding to avaoid breakage during cooking)
  • Take out fish pieces from curry and keep aside.
  • Now add soaked rice and enough water. The water layer should be 1 inch above the water rice.
  • Cook on medium heat till rice are tender and most of the water is absorbed.
  • Now place fish pieces on top sprinkle fresh dill and green chillies and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Delicious Fish Pulao/Mahi Pulao is ready.
  • Serve with salad and Raita.