Sunday, July 20, 2008

Prawn Roast and some new goals!

Hubby dear has gone for a family reunion at his native place. He has gone visiting his sisters and all of them have gathered at one place for a typical family gathering. I can only imagine the reunion song they might sing together. Maybe like 'Yaadon Ki Baaraat' title song? Well they might sing a telugu one that I don't get right now. Visualize each of them singing a line running in slow motion, calling in between 'Anna', 'Akka'... Well Athamma is all so restless being left along, while all her children have gathered with their whole family. I too would've loved being there, only with the kids, it becomes too hectic. They have plans for a film outing and elaborate cooking. The sisters ensure they stuff their brother with all his favorite dishes. I can expect a long list of stories when he is back.

Coming back to the goal I am talking about, I happened upon a beautiful blog called 80-Breakfasts, where the author ChichaJo writes about beautiful breakfasts. She says in real life we might have reached 80 and more breakfast items. That prompted me to check how many I have blogged and was depressed to see only 48, now I have got on myself to reach 80, if not 100. Let me see how it goes! Of course, I can't expect to get my so beautifully appealing as ChichaJo, all her pictures are mouth watering and out of the world!

And finally I have been able to update my other blog with something today! Those are my recollections at odd times. Hope you drop in and see what you can get out of it.

Coming to these prawns, these are not made by me, all I did was just click the picture. Amma made these when we visited them for dinner. One mouth and hubby dear was praising its taste. So I had to click it and take note of the recipe. I have not cooked prawns till now. But noting the recipe is all important. And I thought I will share it with you.

Ingredients Needed:

Prawns - 500 gms
Onion - 1 medium
Tomatoe - 1 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Clove - 1
Cinnamom - 1"
Salt to taste
Oil - 3 tsps
Ghee - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnish
Water - 1 cup


Method to prepare:

Clean and wash the prawns. Chop Onion and Tomatoes finely.

Heat a pan with oil. Saute Cumin seeds, then add the onions. Add the clove and cinnamom. Then add the ginger garlic paste. Fry well. Then add the tomatoes. Simmer till its mashed well. Add the salt, chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric. Fry till the oil comes out.

Then add the prawns and fry till its well cooked and dry. Add a cup of water and bring to boil. Then simmer and fry it becomes dry. The whole cooking takes about 20 - 30 mins.

Finally add a tsp of ghee and fry it dry. Before removing garnish with coriander leaves.

The small size prawns suit these best. The prawns have to be really dry.

Enjoy as a starter!

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20 comments :

Seema said...

The Prawn roast look yum yum! I can literally feel the taste!

notyet100 said...

look yum,..

indosungod said...

Valli, thats bad you could not go to the get together and enjoy some fabulous foods from the SILs.

The prawns look tasty tasty tasty.

Priti said...

Prawn looks great....

Shriya said...

Prawn roast looks so yummy srivalli. Perfect color and its one mouthwatering dish.

vb said...

Looks flavorful and delicious!

Shreya said...

Yummy prawns! your mom's recipe is really simple! I have been to ChichaJo's blog, and keep drooling at the pictures! Good luck on your goal:-)

Siri said...

My breakfast number is even worse Valli, just 30..will try to reach the number '80' too! now that I need some quickie breakfast ideas.

Hugs,
Siri

Divya Vikram said...

Vikram doesnt like fish..So I havent tried cooking fish yet..I love prawns..Would love to try this Valli..

Rina said...

Love this prawn roast..srivalli
looks gr8.

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Nice dish Srivalli :)

Sig said...

That is a great looking prawn roast Srivalli... I love the brown color.. Too bad you couldn't join the family fun...

Nags said...

the only two things i miss from not cooking non veg anymore are roasted prawns and fish fry. sigh!

sra said...

OOh! I'm having to hold myself back from licking the screen!
As for the Telugu version - "Aanaati hrudayala aananda geetam idele, eenaati nayanala virise vasantam, adele ..."

Jyothsna said...

The prawns look so perfect and spicy! The get-together sounds like a rakshabandhan party!:)

SriLekha said...

prawm loks yum... great look of prawn in pic is tempting to taste at once...

lakshmi said...

80 breakfasts is it? Let me count.

Mandira said...

this looks delicious :)

Padma said...

The prawn roast looks awesome and mouthwatering. Sri, I am back to blogging and recently blogged one of my style prawns fry, check it out!!

Niti said...

yummm....just reading the recipe makes my mouth water...am gonna try it...keep up the good work.

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