Thursday, July 12, 2007

Prawns sukka Masala – Without gravy

Eating fish they say isn’t very easy, especially for people who start it late in their life. I have been eating fish since I was a child; I never faced this problem much. But K has difficulty sometimes eating fish if there are lots of bones in it. Which is why he prefers shell fish or the bigger fishes which are easy to eat. I love almost all fish except mackerels, sardines etc.
We visit the Chinese store here twice a month and fill up our freezer after each of our visits. I wanted to make something with prawns but a bhaji which can be eaten with chapatti. Thought of making some gravy wala dish but gave up on that idea. Finally I thought of making one my favorite prawns dish without gravy.
This is a quick recipe and will take not mre than 15 mins from start to end.
This was the first time that i made this and K absolutely loved it.

1/2 lb prawns
1 onion
1 potato
1 tomato/ few pieces (4-5) raw mango/ 2-3 kokum

1 cup fresh coconut
1 tbl Spn garam masala
1 tbl spn chili powder
½ tbl spn halide powder
Salt as per taste
1 tbl spn oil

Pre-preparation: Clean prawns and de-vein them. Rub a pinch of chili powder and turmeric powder and keep aside for 15 mins
Heat oil in a wok. Add onions. And sauté for 5 mins. Add potatoes, tomatoes ( raw mangoes). Sauté for 2-3 mins. Add prawns and Sauté for 2 minutes. The aroma will fill the room. Add turmeric powder, chili powder and garam masala. Add ½ cup water and cook till all the water has evaporated and potatoes have been cooked. Garnish with cilantro. Serve this chapatti or as side dish with fish-curry rice.

p.s. Do not add tomatoes if you are adding raw mango/ kokum. Add just one of these for that sour taste.


Asha said...

Looks great Pooja,love the color.Must be great with Parathas.
See you at FH:))

Pooja V said...

Thanks Asha ! Its great with parathas, Try these with phulka and trust me You will end up eating a few extra bites :).

architext said...

Hey me gonna try it someday :)

Pooja V said...

Hi Architext,
Thanks for visiting my blog. Let me know how it comes after u have tried it. :)


Anonymous said...

Nice recipe but you do not say at what step you add the shrimp and how long you cook it. Hope you post it for those who are not experienced cooks.

Shella said...

You know what, my story is similar to yours. But my husband has not started eating fish at all. I really wish he would start eating it so that I could cook them more at home. He hates the smell of it. I get so sad at times.

I love prawns. I have a tremendous weakness for them.

Pooja V said...

Hi Shella: Its so nice if both hv same taste n i m a total prawns fan.

Anonymous said...

sounds great, at what stage do you add the coconut mentioned in the ingredients?