Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pickled Prawns

For this one, credit goes completely to my aunt-in-law who has this amazing, 'prawn in 2 mins recipe' and it goes well with both rotis and rice. Though part of her family is vegetarian, but she cooks delicious non-veg stuff too! The secret ingredient for this one is: Bedekar's readymade pickle masala. I have tried this with other pickle masalas but it is not the same. So, I would recommend that one shouldn't try this until and unless he/she has got hold of the secret ingredient!

500gms of medium sized, de-shelled prawns
2 tbsp of Bedekar pickle masala
4-5 crushed garlic cloves
4-5 green chillies
Methi seeds - 1 Tsp (Optional)
Shredded coconut (Optional)
1 Tsp of lime juice

Wash the prawns well in cold water and add salt to it. Add the lime juice and toss it in the marinade. Keep it aside for 7-8mins. Now, take a frying pan and put oil. Heat the oil in the pan. Once the oil is heated, lower the flame and add the garlic. Stir the garlic for 1min and then, add the prawns and green chillies. After 1 min, add the bedekar masala (& coconut & methi seeds - optional) and Salt. Add 5 Tbsps of water and let the prawns simmer in the curry. After 4-5mins when the prawn are orange in colour and look a bit tender, put off the gas. Add fresh coriander on the top and serve with rice or rotis.

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