14 December 2012,20:53 by
Ponmathi Srilekha.S

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Serves :

Preparation Time :
45 minutes

Cooking Time :
45 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Marinate the prawns with yogurt, chilli powder and salt for about 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Fry the onions with the dry red chillies till golden brown.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and coriander powder and cook till the oil starts to surface.
  • Add the ground masala and salt and fry for about 5 minutes. Add drained rice. Mix and fry at least for 2 minutes.
  • Add the hot water to 1 inch above the surface of rice. Cook rice for about 5 minutes. Add the marinated prawns and mix.
  • Cover and cook on medium-slow flame and then on slow flame for about 10 - 12 minutes or until the rice and prawns are done. Serve hot.


  • 750 grams long grain rice, rinsed, soaked and drained 
  • 1 kg medium sized prawns, cleaned, deveined and washed 
  • 150 ml yogurt, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder 
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 4 medium sized onions, finely sliced
  • 9 dry whole red chillies
  • 150 ml Cooking oil
  • Salt, to taste

Ground to a fine paste 

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 6 green cardamoms 
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 6 cloves 
  • 1 inch ginger piece 
  • 9 garlic cloves

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