Monday, August 30, 2010

Chettinad Prawns

"Do not overcook this dish. Most seafoods...should be simply threatened with heat and then celebrated with joy." ~ Jeff Smith

An exotic side dish!
Prep & Cooking: 1 hour 25 mts

Serves 4 persons

Cuisine: Tamil Nadu


                                              I don't have to extol the virtues of Prawns. It sure is a delicacy. And Chettinad cuisine is one of the spiciest and the most aromatic in India. Chettinad cuisine is famous for its use of a variety of spices used in preparing mainly non-vegetarian food. It is the cuisine of the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu state in South India. So trust me this duo is lipsmacking good!!!


Ingredients
Prawns- 1 Pound (cleaned)
Shallots (Small onions)- 6-10 (finely chopped)
Chili powder-1 tsp (or to taste)
Ginger garlic paste-1/2 tsp
Cumin powder- 1/4 tsp
Curry Powder-1/4 tsp
Coconut - 1/4 cup ( Freshly grated)
Drizzling of olive oil
Salt to taste

Seasoning:
Drizzling of Conola oil
Few fresh corriander leaves

Procedure:
  • In a glass dish, mix together the olive oil, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, turmuric and salt. Add the prawns, and stir to coat. Cover, and let marinate for 1 hour.
  • Heat the pan and add a good drizzling of conola oil.
  • Add the chopped onion and saute untill golden brown.
  • Add the marinated prawns.
  • When the prawns are half cooked, add jeera powder and dhanya powder.
  • Cook it untill all the water evaporates.
  • Once done add the freshly grated coconut, and remove from flame.
  • Heat a drizzling of oil in another pan and saute some corriander leaves and add them to the prawns for an amazing flavour!!!





10 comments:

  1. It looks soo delicious!!Yumm..Im drooling!!

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  2. It's mouth watering......yummy sheebs.

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  3. My favourite chettinad prawns......yum..yum....i will make it sheebs.

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  4. OMG! I just bought some Shrimp today. Can't wait to try your recipe Sheeba. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Its tried and tested recipe akka you will love it :)

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  6. Hi Sheeba,
    This dish look delicious will try it soon.Keep uo the good work

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  7. Heyyyy anita thanx for dropping by...... thanx :)

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