Easy Indian meal (Set #3)πŸ€πŸ…

Rainy days…makes me languorous and hungry. Want to make something tasty but with minimum labour. Something easy to cook and packed with flavour – prawns come to mind. They are very versatile – fry them, curry them, add them to soups, salads or even make a meal out of them – prawns pulao will be the dish for today.

Wet wet wet
Wet wet wet

A super easy meal – Set #3 – Prawns pulao, Curd salad, Coconut chutney, Pickle and Pappadam. And the ideal day to cook this would be a Thursday…?

Easy Indian Meal Set #3 - Prawns pulao, Curd salad, Coconut chutney, Pickle and Pappadam
Easy Indian Meal Set #3 – Prawns pulao, Curd salad, Coconut chutney, Pickle and Pappadam

If I ask the kid, which is the worst day of the week, he would say Thursday. And the reason being? “When you reach Thursday, you know the weekend is close; but then you realise that there is still Friday to go. Friday is a great as the weekend follows, but not Thursday.” Couldn’t agree more.

I use Basmati rice for the prawns pulao and Basmati is always special and this makes Thursday more tolerable 😊

Basmati rice for the pulao
Basmati rice for the pulao

The prawns, rice and the masala are separately cooked and mixed together for the pulao. Β The prawns are marinated with a mixture of salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder and cooked.

The prawns cooked for the pulao
The prawns cooked for the pulao

The masala consists of chopped onions, a paste of ginger, garlic, green chillies and dry red chillies (go easy on the chillies as their heat becomes more pronounced since they are ground to a paste with the seeds) and chopped tomatoes; finally a sprinkle of turmeric for the yellow colour.

Curd to be added to complete the curd salad
Curd to be added to complete the curd salad

The sides are easy to do. The coconut chutney consists of grated coconut, shallots, green chillies, a small piece of ginger and salt – grind all the ingredients together in a mixer bowl.

Coconut chutney
Coconut chutney

The pickle is store bought. And the pappadam is a must for the crunchy bit.

Pappadam, ready to fry
Pappadam, ready to fry

An easy meal and never fails !!

Till next post, take care !!

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