Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Shrimps in poppy seed gravy

This is my friend Vijayta's shrimp recipe. I must tell you it tastes so yummy that it will leave you craving for more.

2 cups medium sized raw Shrimps
1 1/2 tbsp Poppy seeds
1 1/2 tbsp grated Cocunut
2 medium sized Onions
2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
2 Green chillies
1 bunch Curry leaves
2 tbsp Tamarind pulp
1/2 tspTurmeric powder
1/2 tsp Chilly powder
1 tsp Dry Corriander powder
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds
Fresh Corriander

Dry roast poppy seeds and grated cocunut and make paste of these ingredients adding little water.
Run the Shrimps under warm water with some salt, dry and set aside. Marinate with ginger garlic paste and turmeric and salt and chilly powder.
Now in a pan add some oil and fry the marinated Shrimps. Shirmps should be cooked before adding to the gravy.
Now in another pan add oil, some mustard and cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds. Add finely chopped onions, saute till onions turn light brown.Then add salt and green chillies cut in small pieces. Now add bunch of curry leaves and turmeric and cook for some time...When the onions are little soft add GG paste and cook for sometime. Add chilly powder and corriander powder. When done add that poppy seed paste we made and some water.
Let it cook till the paste leaves oil. At this time the mixture will become thick. Now add the shrimps, cook for 5 minutes and then add the tamarind juice . To adjust the consistency add water and simmer it and let it cook for 5-7 minutes. Add salt if needed and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve with steamed rice!

1 comment:

vijayta said...

It indeed is a great recipe. It tastes good. :)