Shrimp/prawn curry

Thanks to a great friend who gave me this recipe. It turned out to be my favorite and many of my friends even like it. I wished my husband would like sea-food. I would experiment a lot then.

Ingredients:

  1. shrimp (big black peeled)
  2. onion – 1 big
  3. tomatoes – 2 small
  4. cardamom – 4 to 5
  5. cinnamon – 1in
  6. mustard – 1 tablespoon
  7. green chillies (according to your spice level)
  8. crushed red chilli flakes or red chilli powder
  9. ginger – 1in
  10. garlic – 2-3
  11. coconut milk
  12. salt – according to taste
  13. turmeric powder or haldi – 1/4 tsp
  14. curry powder – 1 tsp
  15. pepper powder – 1 tsp
  16. maggi/knor soup cube – 1 (chicken flavor)
  17. oil – 2-3 spoons
  18. water (optional)

Method

  1. Defrost the shrimp. wash them in cold water and put them aside to drain out the water.
  2. cut onions into thin long strips
  3. cut the green chillies to small pieces
  4. cut ginger and garlic to small pieces and crush them (optional) OR use ginger-garlic paste
  5. cut tomatoes into small pieces.
  6. Fry the onions in oil till golden brown
  7. Put cardamom, mustard, green chillies, ginger, garlic, cinnamon and fry for 1 min.
  8. Put the tomatoes and fry them until the tomatoes are tender. (crush them with a spoon if needed)
  9. Add either red chilli powder or crushed red chilli flakes and fry for a min.
  10. Add the soup cube and let everything fry for 7 mins.
  11. now put the shrimps and let them fry for 5-6 mins.
  12. put half a can to a can of coconut milk, salt, pepper powder, turmeric powder, curry powder and water (optional) (if you want more gravy add water and a can of coconut milk)
  13. let everything to boil for about 15mins or till the gravy thicken.

NOTE : Step 6-8 can be changed by blending onion, tomato, ginger-garlic into a paste. Then heat a low bottom vessel, put oil. when the oil is hot, put cardamom, mustard, green chillies, ginger, garlic, cinnamon and fry for 1 min. Now put the blended paste into vessel till the oil separates out.

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