Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Prawns Masala

Prawns .. Which non vegetarian can say NO to this????Being a strict non veggie I was not able to resist the taste and was craving to have prawns for quite sometime. We get fresh prawns only in the fish stores or fish market here.And again an Unfortunate thing which only happens to me when ever I feel like eating something good... None of the fish stores are nearby.. So I had to buy the frozen Pink, small cleaned prawns from a super market. Just was wondering what to prepare with prawns and thats when I decided to make chappathi for dinner and as a side dish for lunch and dinner.. prepared this recipe.. Spicy, awesome prawns masala...........
Here we go!!!!!!

prawns - 250 gms (cleaned)
onions - 2 (finely chopped)
tomatoes - 2 (finely chopped)
green chillies - 3 (finely chopped)
salt to taste
red chilli powder - 1 tsp
corriander powder - 1/2 tsp
pepper powder 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
masala powder (refer to the recipe under powder's) - 1/2 tsp
garam masala - 1/2 tsp
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
corriander leaves - 2 tsp (finely chopped)
curry leaves - 10 - 12oil - 4 tsp
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
urad dal - 1 tsp

- in a pan add oil
- when the oil is hot add mustard seeds and urad dal
- when they change colour add onions and green chillies
- fry well until they are transparent
- add tomatoes and ginger garlic paste
- mix well
- fry till the raw smell is gone
- add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, corriander powder, pepper powder, masala powder, garam masala powder
- mix well
- add the prawns and fry
- prawns usually let out their own water. So allow them to cook in their own juices
- add the curry leaves and corriander leaves
- fry till the raw smell for the masala is all gone and the mixture is thick
- serve hot with steaming hot rice / chappathi / dosa

1 comment:

Akal's Saappadu said...

you're right, an omnivore like me can never resist this delicious prawn masala!!!!

looks hot and well spiced, must have tasted great with your chapatis!!!