Prawns (Shrimps) Masala
This is a traditional Maharashtrian (Konkan) recipe. I learnt it from my mother, she is an awesome cook and just like her other recipes, this recipe too is out of the world. I have been eating this delicious preparation since my childhood and even today whenever I visit her, I ask her to prepare this for me. A quick and finger-licking recipe.
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
500 gms prawns or shrimps; peeled and deveined,
1 onion; diced,
1/2 cup dessicated coconut,
6 cloves of garlic; crushed,
1/4 tsp turmeric powder,
1 tsp red chilli powder,
Salt to taste,
Oil for frying,
Chopped coriander leaves to garnish.
Dry roast the coconut till it turns brown stirring occasionally (do not burn) and grind with little water to a paste.
Meanwhile heat oil in a kadhai (wok), add garlic and roast it till it turns light brown. Then add onion and saute till onion becomes transparent. Then add turmeric and red chilli powder and cook for a minute. Now add the ground coconut paste, stir well, cover and cook for 2 minutes. Uncover, add the prawns, mix, add water to form gravy and again cover with the lid. Pour some water on the lid. Cook on medium-high flame for 5-6 minutes or till prawns are cooked. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve with chapatis (Indian bread).