Today’s recipe is one of my favorite rice varieties.Spicy prawns masala layered with perfectly cooked biriyani rice is a pure bliss to relish during any special occassions. Here i have used Jeerakasala biriyani rice which had actually enhanced the flavor of this biriyani.You can serve this delicious biriyani with any of your favorite raita and pickle .

Here’s the recipe:



Green chillies -4


Ginger -1 small piece

garlic -6-7 loves

Coriander leaves

oil -4 tbsp

Water -3 cups


Prawns -1 Kg

Chilli powder -2tsp

Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp

Pepper powder -1 tsp



Biriyani rice -2 cups

Cardamom 3-4

cinnamon stick -1 small piece

Clove 3-4

sliced Onions -1

Ghee -2 tbsp

Water -3 cups



  • Wash and clean prawns thoroughly.If you are using medium sized prawns ,devein it and Keep aside.
  • Take a mixing bowl and add cleaned prawns along with turmeric powder ,chilli powder ,Pepper powder and salt .Mix well and keep the marination for 15 minutes.
  • Take a fry pan and shallow prawns for 2 -3 minutes in a medium flame. Keep this aside.
  • To prepare rice ,heat some ghee in a pressure cooker .Then add cardamom, cinnamon sticks and cloves ,saute it in a low flame till they become aromatic.
  • Add sliced onions and saute it until they become transluscent.
  • Next add washed and cleaned basmati rice along with 3 cups of water .
  • Finally add salt as per taste.
  • Cover and pressure cook for 1 whistle in a medium flame.
  • Meanwhile let’s prepare prawns masala.
  • Take a apan ,and pour some oil.Add crushed ,ginger, garlic and green chillies .]
  • Saute it till it’s raw tastes goes off.Next add slices onions and tomatoes , saute it well till they become soft and mushy.
  • Now it’s time to add some spices .Sprinkle some turmeric powder ,chilli powder and garam masala.
  • Add fried prawns and mix well.
  • Pour some water and let it cook for 3-4 minutes in a medium flame.
  • salt as per taste.
  • Once prawns masala is ready ,switch off the flame and keep this aside.
  • Once the pressure cooker releases first whistle ,wait until steam goes of completely.
  • Transfer the cooked biriyani rice into another pan.
  • Take a big kadai for layering process.To begin with spread some biriyani rice on the bottom side ,add some prawns masala on top of it. Repeat the process .
  • Garnish with some coriander leaves and cover it with an airtight lid.Cook for 10 minutes in a very low flame .
  • Keep the biriyani pot on top a dosa pan and cook it on a low flame .This will help to spread the heat evenly and rice will be non-sticky and delicious .
  • Serve hot with some onion raita and pickle .


Spicy boondi or kara boondi is one of the easiest snacks to be prepared with the staple ingredients readily available at home.Sweet boondis are my all time favorite which i prepare occasionally at home and serve after a lip-smacking south indian lunch. Boondi preparation is a litte bit tricky part in this recipe. .The batter should be in perfect consistency and at the same time oil shouldn’t extremely hot since that wouldn’t give us the perfect round shaped boondis.

This tea time snack is mainly prepared during festival seasons , especially during Diwali.Besan is the key ingredient required for this recipe.Spicy and crispy Kara boondis are the right choice to much along with a hot cup of tea compared any store bought snacks .


Besan- 1 cup

Water -1 cup

Rice flour-3 tbsp

Turmeric powder -1/4th tsp

Chilli powder -1 tsp

Asafoetida-1/4th tsp

Baking soda-1/4th tsp


Oil for deep frying


Curry leaves -1 sprig

Dry red chillies-4-5

Garlic cloves -5-6

Peanuts -2 tbsp


  • In a mixing bowl add besan, rice flour, turmeric powder, chilli powder and asafoetida, baking soda and salt.
  • Pour water gradually and mix the batter really well until it forms into smooth and lump free mitxture. Batter should be in a perfect flowing consistency ,it shouldn’t be too thick or too thin either.
  • In a kadai ,heat enough oil for deep frying boondis.
  • Take a regular ladle with holes or boodi ladle ,pour one big spoon of batter through the ladle and gently spread it . Let the boondi droplets fall into oil.
  • Fry for a while ,Once you see boondis turn into golden and crispy , transfer into an oil absorbing paper.
  • Prepare all boondis in batches till the batter is over.
  • For tempering ,Fry some curry leaves ,dry red chillies ,garlic ,peanuts etc. and mix it along with boondis.
  • Crispy and crunchy kara boondis are ready to enjoy.


Take a mixing bowl and add besan, rice flour, turmeric powder ,chilli powder ,asafoetida, salt and baking soda.

Add 1 cup of water and make a smooth batter without any lumps.
Mix well and make a smooth batter.
Heat oil for deep frying .Pour some batter in a ladle with holes.
fry them till they become crispy and golden in colour.
Perfect round shaped boondis.
Add some fried curry leaves, dry red chillies, garlic cloves, peanuts etc.
Crispy and crunchy kara boondi !!!!!!


Today i am going to share with you an extremely simple pulao recipe prepared with pressure cooker. Matar pulao served along with onion raita is a real comfort food for my family.The wholesome spices roasted in ghee will makes it immensely flavorful and addictive.

This one pot meal is a real fuss free rice variety that comes together in minutes using just pantry staples.


Basmati rice-1 cup

Green peas -1 cup

Water -1&1/2 cup


green chillies -3

Ginger garlic paste -2 tsp


Bay leaf -2

Cumin seeds -1 tsp

Cinnamon sticks-2

Cardamom – 4-5

cahews -7-8



  • Soak basmati rice for 20 minutes .This will give a fluffy and soft texture for rice.
  • In a pressure cooker melt 2 tbsp of ghee.Add whole garam masala and saute it for few seconds till it generates a nice aroma.
  • Add green chillies ,onion and ginger garlic paste. Saute it for a while .
  • Next add green peas ,preferably fresh ones.
  • Add washed and soaked basmati rice along with 1&1/2 cup water.
  • salt as per taste.
  • Cover the lid and cook in a medium flame for 1 whistle.
  • Fry some cashew and pour it on top of rice.
  • Serve hot with some onion raita and pickle. It’s super delicious.


Basmati rice, green peas, ginger garlic paste ,onion, green chillies, garam masala, ghee
Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a pressure cooker.
roasting whole garam masala till it becomes aromatic.
It may take few seconds.
Add sliced onions, green chillies, ginger garlic paste etc.
Add fresh green peas.
Add Soaked basmati rice
Pour 1&1/2 cup of water and sprinkle some salt .
Pressure cook for 1 whistle.
Matar pulao is ready.
Soft and fluffy rice.
Finally add some fried cashews.