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Friday, 6 February, 2009

Fried Prawns


1. 1kg Prawns (medium or large)
2. 1 1/2 tsp. garlic paste
3. 2 medium onions thinly sliced
4. 1 1/2 tsp. ginger paste
5. 1 1/2 tsp. pepper powder
6. 1 1/2 tsp. chilli powder
7. 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
8. A few curry leaves
9. 2 sliced green chillies
10. Oil 5 tbl.spoons.
11. Salt as needed

* Marinate the cleaned and washed prawns in ginger paste, garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt for 1 hour.
* Saute the onions, green chillies and curry leaves in oil until slightly browned and the raw smell goes away.
* Add the marinated prawns and saute it for a few minutes.
* Cover the vessel and cook the prawns until done. Check the salt if less add as required.
* The water from the prawns should have evaporated and the prawns should nicely be covered by the masala.
* Serve it hot with plain rice or rotis.

Thursday, 5 February, 2009

Meen Mutta Ularthiyathu (Fish eggs)

This recipe is contributed by my cousin Ani Thomas.
1. 1/2 kg Fish egg
2. 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
3. 1 tsp. chilli powder
4. 1/2 tsp. garam masala
5. Salt - as needed
6. 1 piece of fish tamarind(Or vinegar will do)
7. 1 inch ginger sliced thinly
8. 1 onion cut into small pieces
9. 2 green chillies chopped
10.2 tomato chopped
11.5 cloves of garlic chopped
12.Oil for sauteing


* Clean fish egg and bake with turmeric, salt and tamarind.
* Saute onion, ginger, green chillies, garlic and tomamto in oil until slightly brown.
* Add chilli powder and masala and saute for a minute more.
* Finally mix the masala with fish egg and fry as needed.