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Monday, 2 November 2015

PRAWNS THENGAKOTHU


Inspired by My friend  Nithin Joy’s post “Beef Thengakothu”.  Thanks to Nithin’s Mom for this wonderful lip smacking and aromatic recipe. I got tempted seeing the pic of Beef kothu, Since we don’t eat Beef I tried this with prawns which came out awesome.  This is a very good starter as well as side dish.

INGRDIENTS

·       Prawns             -   ½ kg , cleaned and deveined

·       Onion               -    2 no’s , medium

·       Garlic                -    4 cloves, chopped

·       Ginger              -    1’’ piece, chopped

·       Green chillies  -   6 no’s

·       Coconut            -   ½ cup thinly sliced

·       Pepper powder  - 1 tsp

·       Curry leaves few

INGREDIENTS FOR GRINDING MASALA

·      Onions     -   2,cubed

·      Ginger    -   1’’ piece

·      Garlic      -    4 cloves

·      Green chillies - 4-5

·      Coriander powder -1tbsp

·      Chilli powder  - 2tsp

·      Turmeric  -  1tsp

·      Meat masala – 2tsp

·      Garam masala – 1tsp

·      Jeera  - 1tsp

·      Salt to taste

Method

1.    heat 2 tbsp oil in kadai, add jeera seeds, add onion cubes, slit green chillies, chopped ginger, garlic and few curry leaves.  Fry till the onion becomes brown in colour.

2.    Add chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, meat masala,  garam masala and pinch of salt. Fry this in low flame till masala become dark and nice aroma comes.  Let it cool for some time and grind into fine paste.
 
3.    Take a pan, add little oil, then add grounded masala, fry till it becomes dark color, then add cleaned prawns mix it well add little water(semi thick gravy) cook 10 to 15 minutes.
4.    Heat oil in another pan, add finely chopped ginger, garlic, slit green chilly, onion and sliced coconut pieces. Fry till light brown, add this to prawns mix.  Then add few curry leaves and pepper powder cook till it becomes dry.
 
 

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