Who doesn’t love prawns?Sea food lovers
This is a recipe i tried sucessfully for Sunday
lunch with valathandu (banana stem)raita.
As prawn is known to be a heat producing
food, to mellow the heat i served with
valathandu raita ,which is a body cooling food!
For the recipe now
500 gm basmati rice
250-300 gm prawns(do not remove the heads
and tail in some of the prawns for added
4-5 whole green chillies(slit)
2 -3 onions sliced
2 big tomatoes
2-3 tblsp. curd
a pinch of saffron.
a small bunch of mint leaves
salt to taste
1 inch piece ginger
6-8 pips of garlic
4-5 red chillies
1 inch piece cinnamon
1 tsp.sea moss
1 tblsp.dried fenugreek leaves
1 tsp.cummin seeds
Soak the rice for minimum 20 minutes
Grind all the ingredients listed for grinding and set aside.
Put 3-4 tblsp ghee in a flat bottomed pan,or pressure pan,and fry the sliced onions till golden brown.
Then add the green chillies,when the color of the chilli changes,add the chopped tomatoes,
Add the ground masalas with salt and prawns.
Add the mint leaves and fry further for 5-7 minutes.
Add curd and lime juice.Then add the drained rice and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Add water one inch above the rice level.
Seal with a tight cover and cook on a very slow flame for 20 -25 mins.
Remove after 10 minutes.
Add a little ghee on top before serving(2-3 tblsp.)and garnish with coriander leaves.
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