Getting back to regular work is quite tough, even after just two days break. It was nothing but lounging on beach and running around the kids for us. Yeah, even after deciding never to venture out for a trip with the kids, we did it again. Went for a weekend trip to Pondy
and really had a fun time, which of course included yelling at the boys for not eating anything the whole two days, getting wild because the kids wouldn't just get off the beach. The boys lived only on chocolates, biscuits and fruit juices. Really is that all enough to sustain the energy levels they show! I was very upset and worried. They eat food only on our return home.
On returning home, Peddu kept on crying that he wants to go back to the beach. Well we promised another trip if they ate something! For which both the boys nodded their heads seriously! As if we would risk going again. I have updated my personal blog with some pictures. Just sharing the lunch pictures that I took. We had ordered Pulkas, Veg Biryani with Paneer Makhani. While we ate these for lunch, Peddu ate the Onion raitha while Chinnu ate the roasted peanuts.
I am going to share a curry made with Prawns and Drumstick that Amma made for us the day before we left for the trip. This is something she tried for the first time as we normally never cook with tamarind and normally never mix a vegetable with a non veg.
Prawn Drumstick Curry
Prawns - 500 gms
Drumstick - 1 long
Onions - 2 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Tomatoes - 1 medium
Tamarind - 1 medium lemon size.
Chili powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 - 2 tsp
Method to Prepare:
Clean the prawns and let it drain. Soak the tamarind and extract the pulp.
Get all the prep work done and then heat a pan with oil.
Once the oil is hot, temper with curry leaves and mustard seeds. The add chopped onions. fry till it starts sweating. Then add ginger garlic paste. Fry till it becomes brown.
Add chopped tomatoes, fry well till it starts getting soft. Add the salt, turmeric chili and coriander powder. Simmer for 5 mints
Then add the drumstick and cover with lid. After 5 minutes, remove and add the prawns. Fry for 2 mints. Add the tamarind water. Cook for 2 minutes. Then add 1 cup of water and bring to boil.
When the water starts boiling, simmer and cover with lid, cook for 10 mins.
Since processed prawns are used, it doesn't require much cooking time.
Serve with Rice, Poori or Roti.
Note: Make sure its not too tangy but right enough by mixing tomatoes and tamarind pulp.
Labels: Andhra Recipes, Gravies, Non-Vegetarian Recipes, Prawn