Spiced Shrimps and Rice Recipe

Spiced Shrimps and Rice Recipe

Ingredients :

500 g raw shrimps

1 1/2 cups long grain rice

2 tablespoons ghee

2 tablespoons oil

1 medium onion, sliced finely

3 cloves garlic, sliced finely

1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated finely

4 cloves

4 cardamom pods, bruised

1 teaspoon garam masala

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

2 fresh red chilies, sliced

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups hot water

1 small stick of cinnamon

Sliced cucumber to garnish

Fresh cilantro leaves to garnish


Method :

Wash, shell and devein the shrimps. Wash the rice and drain thoroughly. Heat a wok with the ghee and add in the shrimps. Fry quickly until it changes color. Remove from the wok and add in the garlic, onion and ginger. Fry for a few minutes, stirring constantly. Add whole spices and fry for a minute or two longer. Then turn in the rice and fry, stirring, until it is coated with the ghee. Add garam masala, sliced chilies, chili powder, salt, shrimps and hot water. Let it come to boil then reduce heat to very low, cover tightly and cook for 20 minutes without lifting lid. Serve while hot, garnished with thin slices of cucumber and sprinkled over with chopped fresh coriander to make a great meal.


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