Friday, 10 April 2015

Spicy malabari prawn curry with added raw mangoes

Super lunch ..fragrant and tasty

OK...I have requests for most days now...i am tied up and they call it holidays...
Well...aaj ka lunch... My macchiwali didi got me fresh prawns and I wanted to cook something pure malabari....yummmm
Got this recipe long back from a TV program.
Its absolutely fragrant and yummy
Here goes
Prawns shelled 250 gms
Methi seeds 1/2 tsp
Shallots 5 to 6 sliced
Tomato 2 sliced
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Green chilly

Curry leaves 1 spring
Tamarind paste
Coconut oil for cooking

Turmeric 3/4 tsp
Chilly pdr 2 tsp
Pepper powder 1 to 2 tsp
Coriander powder 1 and 1/2 tsp
Any meat masala 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Grind one katori grated coconut, one and half tsp saumf or fennel seeds, 3 to 4 shallots, 2 garlic ,a few curry leaves and a healthily pinch of turmeric.Grind to a paste n fry it in a little oil and keep aside
In a mud chatti ( this is a mud kadhai of sorts that is a main utensil in Kerala households..especially at non veg enthusiast homes) heat a couple if tsps of coconut oil .
Add methi seeds .Once they crackle ,add the sliced shallots.Saute till the shallots turn a light golden in color.
Now add the sliced tomato and curry leaves.
Next is green chilly and ginger garlic paste.
Let the tomatoes turn mushy.
Now add turmeric , coriander powder ,chilly powder ,pepper,meat masala and salt...once the raw smell of the masala is gone,add the tamarind paste.
Mix well and add the prawns and mix the masala into the prawns.Add 1/4 cup water and cover and cook the prawns for 2 to 3 mins.
Once prawns are done,add the ground paste and mix well...check seasonings and make sure the curry doesn't boil vigorously once the paste us added....just let it all mix.add water if needed....take off heat.
Garnish with coriander leaves...serve hottttttt

Close up of the beauty

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