Sunday, May 22, 2011

Simple Shrimps Gravy

Simple Shrimps Gravy—Looks like a Tongue Twister, Isn’t It?

When my Husband said he feel like eating Shrimps, I searched the Internet and bookmarked many different recipes. But he said he likes to eat a very simple one that goes well both with Rice and Chapati. I thought okay; let it be simple, as I am making it for the first time. It turned out to be really good.

When I started writing this Post, I had a doubt; If what I made today was Shrimps, then what is Prawns. I searched Wiki and found both are same except for difference in their gill structures.

Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:

Shrimps ¼ kg
Onions (Medium) 1
Tomatoes (Medium) 2
Finely Chopped Ginger and Garlic 1 ½ tsp each
Cumin and Aniseeds 1/8 tsp each
Cloves 2
Turmeric Powder ¼ tsp
Chilli Powder ¾ tsp
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Pepper Powder ¼ tsp
Paprika Powder ¼ tsp (optional)
Water
Salt
Oil

Preparation:

Chop Onions and Tomatoes. Grind Together: Ginger, Garlic and ½ Tomato.

Method:

Heat Oil in a Pan. When hot, add Cloves. Few seconds later, add Aniseeds and Cumin. Fry till they crackle. Now add chopped Onions and fry till translucent.

Now add Ginger-Garlic-Tomato Paste and chopped Tomatoes. Fry till its raw smell goes off.
Add all the Powders and fry for some more time.

Add the shrimps now. Fry for few more minutes so that the Masala gets mixed with it. Add Salt and Water. Close the lid and cook till done. It would take 10 minutes or less on a medium to high flame.

Notes:

Shrimps need not be cooked for a long time. Paprika Powder is used to give color; it is not very hot.

2 comments:

Umm Mymoonah said...

As I grew up in coastal area, I always love seafood, especially prawns or shrimps. Your recipe is really mouthwatering and tempting. Loved your other recipes too, will visit often to check your yummy recipes :)

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Lovey love.. shrimp is been my all time favorite.. nice flavors in it..