Step-1In a mixer, add ginger,garlic, fresh turmeric, coriander leaves and green chilly and make the paste out of it and marinate the cleaned prawns with this paste.
Step-2In a skillet, take oil (3gm), heat it slightly and add prawns and let it cook through. Add little water if required while continuously stirring it and then keep it aside.
Step-3Meanwhile, soak the pigeon peas in hot water for about 30 minutes and boil the potatoes adding water in the other vessel.
Step-4Also, boil the rice in another skillet, adding water until it’s half cooked and then sieve out the water and keep aside.
Step-5Boil the pigeon peas adding salt and turmeric powder until it’s 3/4th cooked. You may use cooker for this but put on the flame for a whistle otherwise, it will become soggy. sieve out the water from this as well.
Step-6In a skillet, add oil (remaining), cumin seeds and let it crackle, then add boiled potatoes (without skin) and saute for a minute and take it out. You will get a golden covering. In the same pan, add chopped onion followed by tomatoes and then capsicum and saute it for about 2 minutes. Then add pigeon peas, potatoes, dry spices (except cumin seeds) and prawns and mix it nicely.
Step-7Divide the rice into 2 portions. In half of it add yellow food color and kesar/saffron fragrance and water and mix it well.
Step-8In a large pot, first lay down the white rice, followed by prawns veggies mix, then top it with layer of yellow rice and finally white rice.
Step-9Add water(100ml) to the pot, cover the lid and cook on low flame for about 20-25 minutes or until you observe the nice steam when you open the lid. Enjoy 😋