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 riceBasmati rice cooked 3 cupsFresh mint leaves paste 3 table spoonLemon juice 1/2 tea spoonYoghurt 1 table spoonSpring onion chopped ½ cupClarified butter/ butter 1 table spoonCoriander powder (dry roasted) 1/3 tea spoonGreen chilly 1 chopped (optional)Sugar 1/2 tea spoonSalt and pepper to tasteFor Creamy Prawn CurryTiger shrimp 4 to 6Garlic 1 tea spoon choppedYoghurt 3 table spoonClarified butter/ butter 1 tea spoonCorn flour 1/2 tea spoonCayenne powder/white pepper 1/2 tea spoon Sugar 1/2 tea spoonSaffron a pinchSalt to tasteWater a little more than 1/2 cupFresh coriander 1/2 tea spoon finely choppedFresh cream 1 heaping spoon (optional)
Procedure: 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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