Thursday, January 23, 2014

Spicy shrimp gravy


2 lb shrimp or prawns - medium size, deshelled, deveined
2 Tbsp oil (Vegetable/Canola/Sunflower)
2 large tomatoes or 1 cup tomato puree
2 large onions finely chopped
5 -6 green chillies slit
12-15 curry leaves
1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
2 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp turmeric power
1 tsp finely crushed cinnamon + cloves or garam masala powder
1/2 cup finely chopped coriander leaves.
Salt to taste

  1. Place the cleaned shrimp/prawn in a bowl and add enough salt, turmeric and chilly powder.
  2. Allow to marinate for 5 - 10 min.
  3. In a Kadai/pot, heat oil add the seasoned prawns and saute till prawn smell is gone and a wonderful aroma starts to come, the prawns are almost cooked here...
  4. Remove from the kadai and keep aside.
  5. Add more oil to the kadai and after the oil heats ups, add the crushed cinnamon + cloves, saute' till nice aroma is smelled.
  6. Add cut onions, green chillies, curry leaves, and saute' till onions are fried and cooked fully.
  7. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell is gone.
  8. Add crushed tomatoes and cook till smell changes.
  9. Add red chilly powder, salt and cook till oil leaves the thick gravy.
  10. Add the sauteed prawns and mix well to coat them with the masala evenly.
  11. Add a bit of garam masala powder now.
  12. Once the red color is achieved, and the gravy is very thick sticking the prawns add the finely chopped coriander leaves and remove from heat.
  13. Serve hot.

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