Who doesn’t love prawns?Sea food lovers favourite! This a recipe i tried sucessfully for sunday lunch with valathandu (banana stem)raita.As prawn is known to be a body heating food, to mellow the heat i served with valathandu raita ,which is a body cooling food!

500 gm basmati  rice

250-300 gm prawns(do not remove the heads and tail in some of the prawns for added flavour.)

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

coriander leaves

1 lime


salt to taste

For grinding

1 inch piece ginger

6-8 pips of garlic

4-5 red chillies

4 cloves

1 inch piece cinnamon

3 cardamons

1 tsp.sea moss

1 tblsp.dried fenugreek leaves

1 tsp.cummin seeds

1/4 tsp.saunf

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,then the ground masalas with salt and prawns.Then add the mint leaves and fry further for 5-7 minutes.Add curd and lime juice.Then add the drained rice and fry 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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