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Prawn Pulao

450 gm basmati rice, washed and soaked for half an hour
250 gm prawns, shelled
4 green chillies
tsp turmeric
2 tsp poppy seeds
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
2 small pieces cinnamon
4 cloves
1 bay leaf
3 green cardamoms
8 peppercorns
1 onion, sliced
A handful of coriander leaves, chopped
A handful of mint leaves, chopped
1 tsp garam masala
tsp oil
Salt to taste

Grind the following into a fine paste: onion, mint, poppy seeds, green chillies and turmeric. Apply the ginger-garlic paste and masala paste to the prawns and set aside, and add the prawns and fry till the oil separates.

Now add the rice and fry a little. Put in warm water, salt and garam masala. Cook till rice is tender and keep over low heat till the water dries. Serve hot sprinkled with chopped coriander leaves.




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