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Green Chilli Prawn with Black Rice

Easy Green chilli prawns Recipe is one such lunch you can cook in short time. It tops my list of quick recipes. Damn easy to prepare making lunch/dinner a perfect meal.

The color that comes in the recipe is especially from green chilies and coriander paste. The green texture of the paste looks heavenly wanting you to dive into it as fast as possible.

This dish goes well with chapati, naan , roti, but here I have served black rice(kavuni arasi) to make it more healthie.

Enjoy with your family and see their face shine.

The olden day Chettiar community was a very affluent community and traded all over the world. The community had trade as far flung as Rangoon (Current day Myanmar) to Singapore. They brought back a lot of things from their travels which included exotic ingredients as well. Black rice is a very popular ingredient in South Asia and it must have found its way into the Chettiar households through these routes. The rice has become so customary that its a ritual to serve it in weddings.
Black Glutinous Rice is also sold in the shops as Kavuni Arisi, Karuppu Arisi or Karuppu Puttarisi.
Even though the rice is black in colour, it gets a hue of burgundy after soaking and the colour intensifies after cooking.

To know more details about black rice, check out my older blog link, the link for that rice details will be given at the end of this post.


Green Chilli Prawn with Black Rice

Course : Meal

Cuisine : Indian

Prep time :15 minutes

Process time : 1 hour

Total time : 1 hour 15 minutes


  • Prawns - 1/2 kg

  • Black rice - 1 glass

  • Rice flour - 1/2 cup

  • Corn flour - 1/4 cup

  • Coriander leaves -bunch

  • Mint leaves - bunch

  • Green chilli - 5

  • Onion - 1

  • Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tsp

  • Fresh turmeric - 1 tsp

  • Dried red chilli - 6

  • Coriander seeds - 3 tsp

  • Fennel seeds - 3 tsp

  • Cinnamon - 3

  • Cloves - 4

  • Salt - as per taste

  • Water - 5 to 6 glass

  • Groundnut oil - 1/2 tsp



  • In mortar‑pestle, add dried red chillies, coriander seeds and fennel seeds, pound them into Corse powder.

  • To make green chilli paste, take cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds with green chilli, coriander leaves, mint, ginger-garlic, turmeric and roughly chopped onion and grind them into paste either in amikkal or in mixer jar.

  • Wash the prawns well, remove their veins and add red chilli, coriander and fennel seeds powder to it.

  • Then add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric paste with rice flour, corn flour and required salt, mix them well and marinate them for 15 minutes.

  • Take a oil in a pan, start deep frying marinated prawns. Strain them and keep aside.

  • In the same oil, add the green chilli paste, saute them until their raw smell goes.

  • Then add required water to it and allow them to boil, until they become into thick gravy.

  • Now add fried prawns to them, gently mix them, again boil them for 1 minute.

  • Ready to serve!


  • Take 1 glass of rice in a bowl, wash them well, add water to soak the rice. Let them soak for 1 hour.

  • Take a pan then add 3 glass of water and allow them to boil.

  • Once water started to boil add 2 tsp of salt.

  • Then add the soaked rice along with water and give a gentle mix.

  • Let the rice cook , once rice is been cooked, strain the water.

  • Serve the rice with hot Green Chilli Prawn.

Grinding the masalas all is been done with amikkal(hand grinder), you can used the powder, to make your dish faster.

I have cooked both the dishes in ROCKET STOVE, to know more about rocket stove, check out my old blog site, click the link below.

Black rice Details Below :
Check out my youtube link below for this recipe :

Pictorial :


take dried red chilli
coriander seeds
fennel seeds
pound them in moter-pestal
corse powder
ginger-garlic, turmeric into paste
in washed prawns, add ginger-garlic, turmeric paste
corse powder
rice and corn flour mix
mix them, marinate for 15 min
for green chilli paste
cinnamon, cloves, fennel, ginger-garlic, turmeric, coriander mint leaves , green chilli and roughly chopped onion
into paste
flaming rocket stove
add groundnut oil into pan, start frying marinated prawns
in the same pan add green chilli paste
saute well until raw smell goes
add fried prawns
allow to boil


add water and boil then add salt
soaked black rice
boil them, once cooked strain the water.
lets plate them
cooked black rice
green chilli prawns
enjoy the meal!
"A small step for prawns, a giant leap for prawn-kind."

Check out my previous recipe of ' a way to traditional life' series link given below :
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