Sunday, November 23, 2008

This is a good combination of Eggplants with Shrimps, the fishy smell gets into the eggplants and makes them taste better, and you will be surprised to try it with Iddli or Dosa, it is the YERA KATHRIKAI KOZHAMBU go ahead and try it............ copied from my Moms ........................



Shrimps 2 cups (cleaned)

Bringal 6 nos ( round ones preferred)

Oil 3 tbsp

Mustard 1/2 tsp

Fennel seeds 1 tsp

Fenugreek 1 tsp

Curry leaf 1 sprig

Turmeric 1/2 tsp

Cloves 5 nos

Cinnamon 1 piece

Coconut 1/2 cup (grated)

Green chilly 3 Nos

Salt to taste

Vinegar 1tsp

Lemon juice 1 tbsp

Onion 1 cup ( Finely chopped)

Tomato 1 cup (finely chopped)

Ginger & Garlic paste 1 tbsp

Coriander 2tbsp for garnishing


-Wash the shrimps , add a little salt a bit of turmeric marinate well and keep aside for 30 Min's, c

ut the bringal into halves then slit them and keep them in saltwater.

-Grind the green chilly, coconut and the two spices with a little water and keep.

-Heat oil in a deep vessel add the mustard when it crackles add the onions, fenugreek, fennel seeds sauteing at the same time add the tomatoes and the paste along with the ginger garlic and curry leaves, add the turmeric and mix well on medium heat till the oil separates from the masala, strain the bringals and mix them in the curry, add 3 cups of water and salt let it cook on medium heat for 8-10 minutes,.

-Add the shrimps, ,lemon juice vinegar and mix well , simmer for 5 Min's till the shrimps are cooked be careful not to boil too much or the shrimps will become like rubber.

-Remove and serve garnished with coriander.

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