Prawn Masala Rice


2 cups basmati rice
1/2 kg prawns, cleaned with tails intact
2 tbsp ginger, finely chopped
2 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
2 medium onions, finely chopped
3/4-1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp garam masala
1 cup coriander leaves, chopped
1/2-1 cup mint leaves, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2 cup water
3 tbsp ghee or refined oil


  1. In a large pan, boil water adding enough salt. Add rice and cook until 3/4th done. Drain and keep it aside.
  2. Heat ghee or oil in a wide pan, add chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies and saute well.
  3. Add chopped onions and saute till transparent.
  4. Add chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and saute till raw smell disappears.
  5. Then add chopped tomatoes and saute till soft. Add garam masala and mix well.
  6. Add 1/2 cup coriander leaves, mint leaves and stir well.
  7. Add cleaned prawns and salt and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cup water and cook till prawns are done.
  8. Now add drained cooked rice and mix well. Add remaining coriander leaves and mint leaves and mix well.
  9. Switch off when it becomes dry and prawn masala is well coated with rice. Serve hot….

Recipe source: Magic Oven, Kairali T V

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