Monday, November 1, 2010

Delicious Mint Rice with Creamy Prawn Curry

I have some crazy friends who think time doesn’t matter at all and they drop in any time, the other day two of them came 11 at night when I was having a diet salad with some bread and boiled egg just to skip cooking my dinner but God have some different plan and yes I have to cook for them something that is delicious yet quick because I want my dishes to be served as dinner and not breakfast….hahahah! The good thing is I have very few things in my freezer , just have some leftover rice and 4 to 6 tiger shrimp and little veggies and with this little ingredients I have to please my two dear hungry friends! I must say I am successful in my mission. Mint rice and Creamy Prawn curry served the whole purpose. You can take a look of this delicious platter. I am sure you will like this.

For Mint rice
Basmati rice cooked     3 cups
Fresh mint leaves paste   3 table spoon
Lemon juice                1/2  tea spoon
Yoghurt                        1 table spoon
Spring onion  chopped    ½ cup
Clarified butter/ butter    1 table spoon
Coriander powder (dry roasted)     1/3  tea spoon
Green chilly                       1 chopped (optional)
Sugar                                   1/2  tea spoon
Salt and pepper                to taste

For Creamy Prawn Curry
Tiger shrimp      4 to 6
Garlic                  1 tea spoon  chopped
Yoghurt              3 table spoon
Clarified butter/ butter  1 tea spoon
Corn flour        1/2  tea spoon
Cayenne powder/white pepper 1/2  tea spoon 
Sugar                1/2 tea spoon
Saffron            a pinch
Salt                   to taste
Water             a little more than 1/2 cup
Fresh coriander   1/2  tea spoon  finely chopped
Fresh cream          1 heaping spoon (optional)

For Mint Rice
Heat clarified butter on a pan then adds the chopped garlic. Mix lemon juice with mint paste then add it stir, add yoghurt and chopped spring onion. Stir then add the cooked rice. Add sugar, salt and pepper. Stir and mix well now sprinkle coriander powder (dry roast the coriander seeds on a pan and then grind it, it give a unique smell to your dishes). Mix well and your delicious mint rice is done.
For Creamy Prawn Curry
Take a bowl and in it put yoghurt, cayenne powder, salt, sugar, water and cornflower mix well. In a pan heat clarified butter now sauté the tiger shrimp with garlic. After that add the yoghurt mixture stir well. Let it cook for few minutes. When the gravy starts to thicken take a spoon full of the gravy in a small bowl and mix saffron in it then add this saffron mixture in to the gravy. Let it cook for a minute. Then add fresh cream. Put off the flame. Garnish with finely chopped coriander. Your creamy prawn is ready to serve.
Serve this delicious Mint rice with creamy prawn curry with your favorite salad.

*The taste of the whole recipe will differ if you use butter instead of clarified butter but no doubt delicious in both way. And for those who want it to be healthier you can use diet butter.

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aipi said...

A delicious rice dish! I love the flavor of mint...its so refreshing and yumm!..Prawn curry looks so rich n creamy..yummy platter!

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Foodessa said...

Sutapa...this dish is absolutely all those great flavours.

Now, about those friends of yours...I think it's time they get a taste of you showing up at their place with few demands of your own ;o)

Ciao for now,

Anonymous said...

The curry looks scrumptious..never tried making prawn curry at home..its high time I did paired with flavor of mint rice..thts my kinda meal :)

My Little Space said...

Cool, Sutapa! This sounds like a pretty interesting combo. The rice must be so delicious with the creamy sauce prawn. Gee, I am salivating here. haha... Hey, wishing you a very Happy Diwali ya! Hope you're going to have a fabulous celebration and have lots of fun & food as well.
Blessings, Kristy
p/s are you celebrating with your BF? hehe...

katerina said...

You did all that at 11 o'clock at night? Well these friends are very lucky to you as a friend. You tell them that. This looks gorgeous.

Reeni said...

How sweet you are to cook up this scrumptious meal so late at night! I wish I was one of those lucky friends! Delicious.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Beautifully decorated plate of food.

Cooking Gallery said...

I love Indian curry and rice. This looks great!

Chow and Chatter said...

this looks amazing what a great friend you are

Zexxy's wife said...

Looks like an amazing meal! I love curry and shrimps are my favourite seafood, but this rice must be a masterpiece!

Angie's Recipes said...

Mouthwatering! The curry looks extremely delicious!

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a delicious looking curry, the sauce looks so creamy and smooth and I love the flavours you've used in the rice., The flower garnish is so pretty, i wish i knew how to do that.
*kisses* HH

Wendy said...

Hi, I just found your blog - amazing! Can't wait to try some of these recipes!!!

Catherine said...

This looks delicious Sutapa! I love curry, it is one of my favorite spices!
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Abhilash Pillai said...

haapy dipavali. The dish looks tasty and delicious.

Shilpi Bose said...

Wow the mint rice is really simple but is the rice fully cooked before you add it to the mint paste? This is something I must try.

Anonymous said...

A very elegant and delicious looking meal, very impressive that you put it together at the last minute!

Dan said...

oh, that rice looks amazing. I have fresh mint in my garden in the summer so I must try it!