Easy Kerala style prawn fried rice

 

 

Nadan chemmeen fried rice

 

Ingredients (Serves 2 – 3 )

To marinate

1. Prawns – 20, washed and cleaned

2. Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp

   Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

   Chilly powder – 1 tsp

   Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

   Salt – To taste

Other ingredients

3. Cooked basmati / any long grain rice – 3.5 – 4 cups, cooked

4. Ginger-garlic paste – 1.5 tsp

5. Onion – 1/2 medium, thinly sliced

6. Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

    Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

7. Tomato – 1 small, seeds removed and finely chopped

8. Cilantro – 1/4 cup, finely chopped

9. Oil / ghee / butter – 1.5 tbsp

10. Salt – To taste

Method

1. Marinate the prawns with the ingredients under “To marinate”. Set aside for 20 mts.

2. Heat 1.5 tbsp oil / butter in a wide non-stick pan at medium heat. Fry the marinated prawns until done or about 3 – 4 minutes on each side. Drain on to a paper towel (you can halve them, if you want). In the remaining oil, add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute. Next add thinly sliced onion and saute until onion turns brown. Add turmeric powder and chilly powder. Saute for 30 seconds and then add the chopped tomato. Saute until tomato gets mashed up and oil separates. Add the fried prawns. Mix everything well. Add cooked rice, 3 – 4 tbsp chopped cilantro and enough salt (you can also sprinkle 1 – 2 pinches of garam masala powder if you want). Stir-fry everything for a few minutes. Switch off. Garnish with chopped cilantro and fried raisins and cashews (optional).

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Maya Akhil

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