Skip to main content

Mint Prawns Rice


This rice tastes really good and has the tempting and refreshing flavor of mint. This spicy seafood rice is just a twist to my family favorite recipe of prawns pulao..I was a little bored to cook on Sunday evening and thought of making a mint pulao and fried prawns and ended up with this recipe. But it tasted delicious with the fragrance of fresh mint, spices and prawns together made this an aromatic and delicious rice recipe and was perfect with cucumber raita.

Ingredients
Basmati rice-  1 1/2 cup
Prawns- 15 nos
fried onion- 1/2 cup
(I used store brought ones)
Mint leaves- a hand full
Carrot chopped- 1/2 cup
Jalapeno peppers-3
Green chilly- 2
Ginger -1 inch thick
Garlic- 3 pods
Thick coconut milk- 1/3 cup (optional)
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
lemon juice- 1/2 lemon




Make a fine paste of  mint, jalapeno peppers, green chilly and fried onion( I used store brought ones..you can also fry onions till crispy or just avoid it here ). Chop ginger, garlic and carrots and keep aside.
Clean and de-vein prawns. Soak rice for at least half an hour.
Heat oil in a bottom deep pan. Saute chopped ginger and garlic till the raw flavor disappears. Add chopped carrots ( if you are not adding fried onions to make the paste, add one finely chopped onion before carrots and saute till golden brown) and finally the mint and chilly paste. Saute till the raw flavor disappears and till oil starts separating. Add turmeric powder and garam masala. Add prawns and fry for a minute. Add 1/3 cup of thick coconut milk , rice and 2 1/2 cup of water.Cover and cook in medium flame for  till all water gets absorbed and finally squeeze in lemon juice. Make the rice fluffy using a fork and serve with raita and pickle.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..

Comments

  1. Mmm...so tempting biryani,flavorful,yummy n filling..making me drool..
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  2. nice combo of mint and prawns..flavourful and yummy too!

    ReplyDelete
  3. prawns n rice is lovely... mint is definitely a delish flavour.. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Suja...my mouth is watering now :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Slurp suja....inganne kothipikaruthu tto...

    ReplyDelete
  6. Prawn rice adipoliaaytond Suja...love the colour.....ummmmm

    ReplyDelete
  7. I agree with you on the flavor of this rice, mint and prawns, sounds heavenly Sujaechi...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love to have some.Will be flavourful with mint and jalpeno.Slurp !!

    ReplyDelete
  9. sounds so flavourful ... yummy dish with prawns

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

    ReplyDelete
  10. Suji, one of the flavourful combo, Will try this as Prawns are my fav..

    ReplyDelete
  11. Awesome combo of prawns n mint. A gr8 one pot meal ....

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Suja chechi... this combo should be really delicious..

    ReplyDelete
  13. that looks very inviting..njan mint upayogichu adhikam cooking cheyyarilla..ini try cheythu nokkanam..

    ReplyDelete
  14. this is a new variety of rice to me.. love it..

    ReplyDelete
  15. That looks and I bet, tastes great. I don't think I have had mint flavored rice before, sounds very refreshing:):)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love minty flavor very much and this combo must have been great!
    US Masala

    ReplyDelete
  17. Super rice probe .. mint never but I'll try .. looks delicious..hugs MARIMI

    ReplyDelete
  18. Rice entha color, adipoli, try cheyanam.

    ReplyDelete
  19. My favourite combo, rice looks super delicious and tempting..

    ReplyDelete
  20. Simply inviting and tempting prawns rice,yumm!

    ReplyDelete
  21. mint and prawns,unique combo.love it.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Nothing to say, Tempting me to try it soon..Yummyyyyyyyy

    ReplyDelete
  23. delicious combo and looks so wonderful !!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Prawn biryani with mint looks delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  25. ohhh...I ve wanted to try same too..great version..
    Tasty Appetite

    ReplyDelete
  26. super combo ketto...minty rice is very nice :-)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

    ReplyDelete
  28. flavourful prawn rice looks wonderful

    ReplyDelete
  29. lovely combination of flavors

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  30. Delicious flavorful biriyani..Adipoli aayittundee..

    ReplyDelete
  31. my my this is top on earth wonderful Suja, colour is brilliant!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Stuffed Pomfret With Green Masala- A Guest Post at Cooking-Varieties

I am extremely delighted and honored to be a guest at Wan's Cooking Varieties. When she asked me for a guest post I was so excited.She is one of my favorite foodie friends .She is very warm and friendly person and I love her blog. There is always a healthy edge in her cooking which is really inspiring.It has beautiful write-ups about food, health benefits and healthy eating habits.She has always shown genuine appreciation for other culture and culinary traditions. I am honored to be in your esteemed space.

Thanks Wan for this opportunity.




Recipe is  pomfret stuffed with a green masala and prawns filling...Hop over to Wan's place for the recipe..



Wan sent me this card with beautiful bouquet of roses,this made my day  :)
so sweet of you Wan..really appreciate this:)


Once again thanks Wan for this opportunity
Hope you will all enjoy..
Have a great day!

Suja

Kerala Chicken Roast

Spicy Kerala Chicken Roast is another nadan recipe and a family favorite. It is a dry version and is great accompaniment with rice, chapathi or fried rice.The chicken in this recipe is usually deep fried or shallow fried, (some times whole stuffed chicken ) and then coated with the masala. Here I have shallow fried the chicken.It  tasted delicious with fried rice. Give this recipe a try...



Ingredients
1)Chicken - 1 lb
 Chilly powder -1 1/2
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Powdered Garam masala-
(Two tsp of fennel powder, 5-6 cloves,2 inch stick
cinnamon, a small piece of nutmeg, 2 cardamon )
Vinegar- 1 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For the Masala
Thinly sliced Onion- 2 medium
Thinly sliced ginger- 3-4 tsp
Thinly sliced garlic- 3-4 tsp
Chopped green chilly- 2
( I used 2 Jalapeno pepper instead of green chilly)
Coriander powder- 3/4 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp(optional)
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Meat  Masala- 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
oil



Dry roast the ingredients under garam masala …

Nadan Mutton Curry

Nadan Mutton curry
If you wish for some spicy non vegetarian recipes here is one to relish on...nadan mutton curry made with authentic Kerala spices. What makes this dish flavorful and inviting is the flavor of fresh ground masala, coconut oil and the fresh taste of curry leaves.In this recipe I have also added  mint. I love adding fried mint in my home made mutton curry just like my mom( but it is optional). It is spicy and delicious and is a great combo with rice, ghee rice or appam


Ingredients

Mutton - 1 kg
Shallots sliced- 2 cups
Onion- 1 small
Coconut slices- a few
Green chilly-5-6
Ginger and garlic minced- 4-5 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 3 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala- 1 1/3 tsp
Fennel powder- 1/2 tsp
pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
clove - 2
cinnamon stick- 1 small
Curry leaves- 1 spring
Mint leaves-a few
oil 
salt to taste




Cut mutton pieces into small cubes and marinate with pepper powder,salt, turmeric powder, fennel powder and a few curry leaves and set aside for h…

Stuffed Squid

Stuffed Squid
Squid is a unique and yummy sea food delicacy that can be prepared in a variety of ways. Squid rings or fried calamari's is a the most popular and is a great appetizer. Squid is staple in many seafood restaurants. It is also popular street food in several south Asian countries.Squid is enjoyed in the coastal belt of south India especially in Kerala and Tamilnadu.In Kerala squid is known as koonthal or Kanava.

Squid is one of my favorite sea foods-roast squid, deep fried,stir fried or squid curry-I love them all.Squid has a mild flavor and gentle sweetness and marries well to any flavor and taste of your choice. Squid can be stuffed before roasting or frying,its tubular body called mantle is great for stuffing. You can get creative with the stuffing- use prawns,fish,pork, cheese, bread crumbs,olives,rice or anything of your choice.

Today's recipe is a stuffed squid with spicy prawn filling.The dish is inspired by a similar preparation from the book Classic H…

Kerala Fish Curry ( Mulaku Curry)

Kerala's Red Fish Curry or the Mulaku Charu is hot and spicy fish curry. Its rich color is from Kashmiri chilly powder which is less spicy when compared to regular chilly powder.

Fish curry and rice or fish curry and kappa pukku is the absolute comfort food for every malayali. The state is blessed  with long coast line, backwaters and lake and Keralites are great fish eaters. Red fish curry tastes awesome and you can find this type of fish curry everywhere-in  homes, restaurants,toddy shops or boat houses for tourists. Even though this curry is staple for the malayalis, you will still find a lot of regional variation to this recipe. Each region and each home has its own adaption of fish curry.

The tamarind used in this recipe is Kudampuli/ Gambooge/Malabar tamarind. You can find this in abundance in Central and North Kerala. This souring agent has lots of medicinal value and helps aid digestion.
Malayalis love adding coconut to every dish, but this curry is an exception. But it…

Chemeen Masala Varattiyathu/ Pan roasted Prawns

Chemeen Varattiyathu is a popular sea food delicacy of Kerala. It is not fried prawns but gravy with is almost semi-dry. It is a great side dish for rice. It has the enticing flavors of garam masala and coconut oil and curry leaves. It is spicy, peppery and a bit tangy due to the use of   Kukum or kudampuli. You can instead add tomatoes or lemon juice. You can also add coconut pieces in the recipes and it gives a crunchy bites along with the prawns.


Ingredients
Prawns- 1 lb
Shallots chopped- 1 cup
Ginger and garlic paste- 2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Garam masala- 3/4 tsp
fenugreek powder- 1/3 tsp
Kukum- 2-3 pieces 
Fennel powder- 1/2 tsp (optional)
curry leaves
Coconut pieces( Optional)
Coconut oil


Clean and marinate prawns with salt, turmeric, pepper and fennel powder and keep it aside for fifteen minutes.
In a pan heat oil and saute shallots till lightly golden brown. Add in ginger garlic paste, curry leaves and saute for …

Nadan Vaala Meen Curry/BeltFish Curry

Nadan Vaala Meen Curry
This is a nadan style fish curry. It is my grandmothers recipe. When ever she gets vaala meen/ribbon fish/belt fish she makes a similar curry . This is a varutharacha meen curry/roasted coconut gravy. You can also make it without roasting the masala. But the roasting gives a distinct aroma and enhances the taste of the curry. You can add regular tamarind as souring agent or fish tamarind/kudampuli. Try this you will surely love it.

Ingredients Vaala meen- 1 kg
Pearl onion- 2 cup (roughly chopped)
Dry Kashmiri red chilly-12-15
Coconut grated- 1 cup
Thondan mulaku/banana peppers-2
Ginger- 1/2 inch thick
Muringakka/drumstick- 10-12 pieces
Kudampuli/Malabar Tamarind- 3 pieces
(or tamarind lemon sized ball)
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Mustard- 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds- 1/3 tsp
Curry leaves- 1 spring
oil and salt to taste



Clean the fish, sprinkle salt on a broad and a rub the fish  with salt. Rinse and cut into small pieces. Soak kudam puli/ Malabar tamarind in 1/2 cup wa…