Sunday, January 4, 2009

Kerala Prawns Curry

My friend served this curry with plain rice. It was lipsmackingly good. I had to take the recipe!!:-D

Kerala Prawns Curry
1 lb shrimp, cleaned, deveined
salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp fish masala *

1/2 tsp fish masala ** (Yes, you need it again!)
1 tomato, roughly chopped

Roast and grind to fine paste
1 onion, roughly chopped
1" ginger, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup coconut
5 dry, red chilies
1 tbsp coriander seeds

1 tbsp oil
2 sprigs curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp coconut oil

1. Marinate shrimp with salt, turmeric powder and fish masala*.
2. Roast all the ingredients for paste one after the other and grind to a fine paste adding little water if neccesary.
3. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add mustard seeds, turmeric powder and curry leaves.
4. As the mustard seeds start sizzling, add the ground paste, fish masala** & chopped tomato. Saute for 30 minutes on a medium flame. Add spoonful of water if the masala appears to stick to the bottom of the pan.
5. Now add marinated shrimp and 1 cup water. Add more salt for the gravy per taste.
6. Switch the gas to high, bring to a rapid boil. As the curry starts boiling, drizzle coconut oil.
7. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Serve with plain rice.

Note -
1. My friend had reccommended "Periyar brand" fish masala for Kerala style seafood cooking. But I couldn't find it so I used Badshah fish Masala.


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