Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spicy prawn/shrimp masala...

It was 7.30ish in the evening and we were watching TV.... as usual... and we were getting a little hungry, again as usual..:) And I know that it doesn't take much longer for that to turn to 'very hungry'... and En said he wants something very SSpicyyy...and he wants it quick... So I went to the kitchen, opened the refrigerator to get some ideas... Okay, so there is some left over rice and a bag of frozen shrimp(already peeled and cleaned)... What better way than to make some spicy shrimp and have it with rice and yogurt...

With that plan in mind I started prepping and believe me, it was super easy and quick and we had our dinner before 8.00... Awesome!!  So here goes the recipe...


One large onion - cut into thin slices
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
One small tomato - cut into small cubes
Chilli powder- 2-3 tsp(Change according to your spice level)
Chicken masala/fish masala/egg masala - 1 tsp
(If you don't have any of these masala powders just use garam masala)
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Salt- To taste
Curry leaves - To garnish
Oil - 1 tbsp


Heat the oil in a pan and saute the onions till translucent.
Add ginger-garlic paste and saute them for a few seconds till its raw smell goes..
Add chilli powder,turmeric and salt.
Add chopped tomatoes and mix well. Close the lid and let them cook for a couple of minutes.

Open the lid and add the cleaned shrimp with some water. Saute them well and you can see that it takes only a little time for the shrimp to cook. Let all the water evaporate and get the gravy to the consistency you need. Add the masala powder and mix everything well and finally garnish with curry leaves..

          Serve them hot with some rice and yogurt...Just delicious..:)