Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The World's Best Prawns

My mom-in-law is an awesome cook!! All of us know that by now!
Here are here trademark prawns, made in our typical North Indian style
Suzie loves these! And I'm sure, anyone who likes sea food will love these!

Prawns (may be 2 lots from the local fish market) - Cleaned and de-veined
1 medium potato (medium chopped)
2 big onions - finely sliced
2 medium tomatoes - chopped
1/4 piece of a dry coconut (sukha khopra)
1 pod of garlic
2" ginger
2 tsp: My mom-in-laws sp. red masala (its a mixture of red chillis and garam masala), similar to something called 'Sunday masala' at the masala wala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Tempering: 6-8 methi/fenugreek seeds
Salt to taste
Lots of chopped coriander leaves

Roast the coconut on the gas. Scrape of the excess black, and slice it into long pieces. (Be careful.. my mom broke her knife, while I was teaching her this.) Grind in a dry mixie.
Then add to it the ginger, garlic, all the masalas and water. Grind to a fine paste.
In a kadai, heat oil (more oil makes tastier non-veg.. sadly). Add to it the tempering. When it changes to dark brown, add onions. Cook till almost brown. Then add the paste. Cook till oil seperates. (Tip: The more you stir.. the tastier it gets). Then add tomatoes. Cook till they dissappear! (Squish them with the spoon you are using). Then add the potatoes and prawns. Once the prawns curl up, add water, and cover and cook untill done. Add lots of coriander and serve.

Writing this mouth watering.. so eating it is .. yummmmmm

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