One of my favourites, this recipe can make any occasion more special.
Well, as for me, Sunday is a big day and there is no other occasion which sounded more special.
Courtesy: A famous Kerala Cook Book
Prawns – 250-300gms
Oil: 1/4 cup
Shallots – 10
Ginger paste- 1 tbsp
Garlic paste – 3 tbsp
Green chillies – 3
Tomatoes – 2 chopped
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
Thick coconut milk- 1 cup
Coriander chopped- 1/2 cup
Lime juice- 2 tbsp
Ghee – 1/4 cup
Rice- 4 cups
Cardamon pods – 4 crushed
Cloves – 4
Heat oil in a large pan. Add shallots and saute till light brown.
Add ginger and garlic pastes, green chillies and chopped tomatoes. Stir and fry for a couple of minutes.
Add turmeric, chilli and pepper powders and saute till oil is visible.
Add prawns and salt and cook for 5 minutes.
Add coconut milk, fresh coriander and lime juice and cook over a low flame for 5 mins.
Remove from heat.
Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add rice, cardamon and cloves. Stir well and add the prawns mixture. Pour water into the cooker and pressure cook till a whistle is blown.
For garnish: Heat 2tbspn of ghee in a pan and fry a thinly sliced onion till brown. Remove and fry 8-10 cashews until lightly browned.