Saturday, November 22, 2008

Shrimp and Prawn are very synonymous when we look at seafood, the interchangeable word confuses Diners in restaurants as well, actually PRAWN is referred to a large SHRIMP... simple as that. There are hundreds of salt water and fresh water species of prawn through out the world. Prawns are called YERA in Tamil, CHEMEEN in Malayalam and ROYALLU in Telugu, I make this with my own recipe but then later I saw many recipes also featured the same ingredients, its Yummy YERA MASALA....................

YERA MASALA

YOU NEED

Prawns 250 gms ( divined and washed)

Oil 3 tbsp

Onion 1/2 cup (finely chopped)

Mustard 1/2 tsp

Jeera `1 tsp

Fenugreek seeds 1 tsp

Shallots 1 cup (peel and cut into two)

Curry leaf 1 sprig

Turmeric 1/2 tsp

Chilly powder 1 tsp

Coriander powder 1 tsp

Garam masala 1/2 tsp

Ginger garlic paste 1tbsp

Green Chilly (deseeded and slit)

Tomato 1 cup (chopped or pureed)

Salt to taste

Lemon juice 1 tsp

Coriander and wedge of lemon for garnish

DO IT

-Heat oil in a kadai, add the mustard when it crackles add thefenugreek, jeera,ginger garlic paste, chopped onion , curry leaves and all the powders sauteing at the same time add the shallots the green chilly and sprinkling little water cook on medium heat till the raw smell disappears add the tomatoes and cook for 5 Min's till the mixture becomes thick.

-Add the prawns and cook on moderate heat for 5 Min's till the prawns are cooked , at this stage do not overcook the prawns it will become hard.

-Remove from fire spoon over the lemon juice andgaram masala powder mix well and serve garnished with lemon wedge and coriander.

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