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Serves :

Preparation Time :
40 minutes

Cooking Time :
30 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Mix the prawns with lime juice and a little salt and marinate for about 10 minutes. Wash and drain the water and set aside.
  • Heat ghee-oil in a heavy bottomed pan and fry the onions till golden brown.
  • Add ginger - garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chillies with garam masala, salt and the prawns. Fry for about a minute.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and fry for about 2 minutes. Add yogurt, salt with a glass of water and cook.
  • When the liquid gets reduced by about 25 percent add rice, chopped coriander and mint, and mix.
  • Add little water to 1 inch above the surface of rice. When the water starts to boil, cover and cook on medium flame for about 2 minutes.
  • Simmer to low flame for about 20 minutes and cook till the rice is done.
  • Top it with ghee, cream. Cover and allow it to stand for 5 minutes and serve hot.


  • 300 grams long grain rice, rinsed, soaked and drained
  • 15 medium sized prawns, cleaned and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 75 grams tomatoes, chopped
  • 100 grams yogurt, whisked
  • 150 grams onions, finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • 6 green chillies, slit
  • 4 dry whole red chillies
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 75 grams thick cream
  • 50 ml ghee-oil, mixed
  • A few sprigs of fresh green coriander, chopped
  • A few mint leaves
  • Salt, to taste

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