Sunday, 5 February 2017

Andhra Prawn Masala #sikandalouscuisine

This recipe is from Bilkees Latif's The Essential Andhra Cookbook . Originally a fish recipe , I used prawns and it came out yum . This is a spicy semi dry curry .

500 Grams Shelled Prawns.
8 Curry Leaves.
1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds.
1/2 Teaspoon Kilonji.
1/2 Teaspoon Haldi Powder.
2 Medium Onions Finely Sliced.
1.5 Teaspoons Ginger Paste.
1.5 Teaspoons Garlic Paste.
2 Teaspoons Red Chili Powder - The spicy one .
Tamarind Pulp To Taste.

Dry Roast & Make Powder:
1 Tablespoon Coriander Seeds.
1 Tablespoon Jeera.
1 Teaspoon Chironji Seeds.
1 Teaspoon Sesame Seeds.
1 Teaspoon Poppy Seeds.
1/2 Dry Desiccated Coconut

​1. Heat oil , fry curry leaves , then tip in mustard and kilonji seeds.When aromatic add onions , brown , now add salt , red chili powder and haldi along with ginger garlic paste.Cook 2-3 minutes.
​2. Add in the ground powder paste , cook covered on low heat , sprinkle water if needed till you see oil on the side.
​3. Now raise heat , add some tamarind pulp , mix well , tip in prawns and saute on medium heat 2-3 minutes till prawns are done. Taste and adjust flavors including sourness. This was finger licking good .​

Atul Sikand
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