Masala prawn fried rice

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Preparation Time : 30 minutes

Cooking Time : 35- 40 minutes

Serving : 8-10 members


What do I start with , the dish or its creator ??? Well the creator of this dish has been kit n kin with me first so I shall start with her . The sense of nostalgia and the unforgettable of the sensuous and the breathtaking – Our Cousins . Who are our first best friends isn’t it ? Like wise to me my cousins Aneez and Rizwana were my first besties . We were a trio with best of secrets kept to ourselves and would attempt the most wired things together having other junior cousins feel so irritated about this ( shifa and cithara .. Am talking about you two here :-)) . Aneez was the first to get married among us . Rizwana and myself used to hang on to Aneez’s lips to hear all her new married stories not knowing one day even we will be soon following the same . Yeah , like wise Rizwana and myself did get married off . The only difficult thing being I was married away out of station when Aneez and Rizwana still remain in the same town like before . So they do hang out together a lot with out me , which bugs me for sure till date . Coming to the dish masala prawn fried rice .this dish was brought by Aneez for the second anniversary celebration recipe swap of sauté , fry n bake . Aneez was so excited and happy to be a part and kept calling me a million times with her doubts and quotes . I made sure to save some of this dish and it tasted even better that night seducing , irresistibly time and again . Aneez went back home with a prize and her entire family celebrated it with pride . She enjoyed every moment of this pride being num as her prize was for winning a game and not for the dish . What ever a moment of joy is to be cherished for ever isn’t it ? I am happy that I was responsible for this joy at her home . The little I could do for my best cousin sister .

Ingredients for gravy

Prawn1 kg cleaned
Onion4 sliced
Tomato3 big chopped
Turmeric powder1/4 teaspoon
Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon or to taste
Ginger garlic paste1/2 teaspoon each
Light Soya sauce1 teaspoon
Tomato sauce 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil 3 tablespoons
Celery 1 tablespoon chopped
Spring onion 1 tablespoon chopped
Coriander leaves1 tablespoon chopped
Garam masala powder 1/4 teaspoon

Method for gravy

  1. Heat oil in a frying pan . Sauté onions to translucent . Top with ginger garlic paste and sauté to crisp .
  2. Add turmeric powder , red chilli powder , tomatoes and salt . Mix well and sauté until oil separates . Add soya sauce and tomato sauce .
  3. Mix well . Top with cleaned prawns and cook adding little water to tender . Check seasoning .
  4. Garnish with chopped celery , spring onion , coriander leaves and garam masala powder . Remove from flame and set aside .

Ingredients for rice

Zeera sala ( zeraga samba ) rice 1 kg
Ghee3 tablespoons
Oil2 tablespoons
Cinnamon 1 inch piece
Cloves 4
Onion 2 sliced
Garlic 6 flakes chopped
Mint leaves 1/2 hand
Coriander leaves1/2 hand chopped
Green chillies whole4 or more to taste
Water ratiorice 1 : water 1 1/2 .


  1. Wash and soak rice . Heat ghee and oil together in a pressure cooker . Top with cinnamon , cloves and cardamom .
  2. Once they crackle add onions , green chillies and garlic . fry to translucent . Pour measured water with salt to taste , mint leaves and coriander leaves .
  3. Bring to boil . Add soaked and drained rice . Close and cook for one whistle . Then simmer for 5 minutes .
  4. Switch off flame and Let the whistle sound subside .open the cooker lid , mix gently and set aside .

Ingredients for egg

Salt + pepper to taste
Oil 1 teaspoon

Method for eggs

Heat oil in a non stick kadai . Best eggs with salt + pepper powder . Pour into the hot kadai and scramble the eggs to cooked and soft .

How to proceed

Mix prawn gravy , cooked rice and scrambled egg together making sure all are mixed well . Masala prawn fried rice is ready . Serve hot .