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Mumbai Prawns Curry | Spicy Shrimp Curry

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Every single person in my family is a self proclaimed sea food lover!! Me and Rakesh are big time into it. I have tried making prawns in almost all different forms and this one is my favorite. The ones prepared by my mom is called "Theeyal" and is prepared by grinding coconut and adding drumsticks. Apart from being  mind blowing in taste,its also time consuming and the lazy me prefers cooking as fast as possible. My version is relatively simple and contains flavors coming out of the commonly used Indian spices. 

Without further delay,lets get cooking.....

Clean Shrimp. Make a paste of coriander leaves(cilantro),mint leaves,ginger,garlic,green chillies and marinate shrimp for 15-30 minutes. Some time i dont bother marinating,just use it by mixing in the paste right away.

Heat oil,add mustard seeds,after they splutter add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cardamom, cloves, black pepper corns and asafoetida. After a minute or two,add crushed ginger, garlic, curry leaves and green chillies. Saute till the raw smell of ginger garlic subsides.


Add turmeric,cumin,coriander,red chilli powder and saute on low flame for 3-4 minutes,be careful so as to not burn the spices.

Add onions and salt and saute till onions turn translucent.

Add shrimp,allow it to cook for 10 minutes and then add tomatoes. Close the lid and on a low flame cook for 10-15 minutes.

Add water as needed. Add dried kasthuri methi ,crushed carrom seeds and a spoonful of garam masala.

Granish with cilantro leaves and a spoon of lemon juice.

Serve hot with rice or rotis!!

Ingredients:

1. Shrimp- 1 pound
2. Mixed spices
3. Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
4. Turmeric powder- 1/4th tsp
5. Red chilly powder- 1 tsp
6. Cumin powder- 1 tsp
7. Coriander powder- 1 tsp
8. Garam Masala - 1 tsp
9. Cilantro leaves- half bunch
10. Mint leaves- half bunch
11. Kasthuri Methi leaves- 1/2 tsp
12. Carom seeds- 1/4 tsp
13.  Oil- 3 tsp
14. Ginger - 2 inch piece
15. Garlic- 1 pod
16. Onion- 2
17. Tomato- 1
18. Salt

Method:

Clean shrimp and marinate with a paste of coriander leaves(cilantro),mint leaves,ginger,garlic,green chillies and marinate shrimp for 15-30 minutes.Heat oil in a kadai,add mustard seeds,after they splutter add cumin seeds,bay leaf,cinnamon,cardamom,cloves , black pepper and asafoetida. After a minute or two,add crushed ginger,garlic,curry leaves and green chillies. Saute till the raw smell of ginger garlic subsides. Add all the masala powders except for garam masala. Saute on a low flame. Add onions and salt and cook for 10 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for 10 minutes,add tomatoes and further allow to cook for another 10 minutes. Add the crushed kasthuri methi powder,carom seeds,garam masala . Squeeze half of a fresh lime and garnish with Cilantro leaves. Serve hot!!

Dont go by the number of ingredients listed above, its relatively easy, and gets ready in 30-40 minutes. Plus all of the ingredients are easily available in almost all indian homes!!

Coconut lovers- This tastes equally good with coconut milk.

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