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Coriander Prawn Masala

Coriander Prawn Masala

Prawn is a crustacean and it's similar to shrimp but the gills are different- prawns are normally bigger in size compared shrimps...the best seafood one can consume anytime and happens to be everyone's favorite. so far I haven't came a cross anyone not liking prawn.Prawns and shrimps belong to the same family as crabs and lobsters and are similar in a number of ways.

A large range of prawns are available in the market and we can even get life prawns too but I prefer to buy them fresh or frozen not the life ones... varieties include the giant tiger prawn, deep water prawn or Northern shrimp, spot shrimp, pink shrimp, white shrimp, brown shrimp, king prawn and bay prawn. Prawns and shrimps are an extremely good source of protein, yet are very low in fat and calories, making them a very healthy choice of food but has high cholesterol level
They are used in a wide number of dishes ranging from curries to rice dishes to salads and are even delicious just eaten on their own. It could be used in grilling,cocktail,in Japanese cuisine know as Sushi,in pizzas,noddles and the list will go on....


For a very long time I want to share a prawn recipe but normally when I prepare them I forgot to get the snaps of the recipe. I have prepared Sweet & Sour Prawns, Garlic Prawns and one of my friend's favorite Vindole Prawn Stir Fry and many more.
Now I would like to share a recipe which I prepare recently while watching a cooking show using fresh coriander leaves as the base for the recipe. It really can out well. Normally I don't use coriander paste in prawn dishes but wanted to try something different and believe it was really mothering dishes. Try it out and let me know whether you enjoyed as much as I enjoyed eating them with fried rice.

Serving Size:4
For the coriander paste:

1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
2tbsp chopped mints leaves
1 green chillie
2 garlic cloves
a small ginger
1tsp fennel seeds
2tbsp curd
2tbsp tamarind juice
3 shallots
Salt to taste
In a coated frying pan add all the ingredients and saute well-then blend to a fine pasted once cooled and keep aside.

1 cup fresh prawns
1 egg white beaten well
2tbsp all purpose flour
1tbsp rice flour
1/4tsp salt
1/4tsp turmeric powder

Marinated the prawns with the above mentioned ingredients for 2 hours.

1 onion sliced
1 tomato diced
1/2 cup chopped capsicum
1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp cumin seeds
1tsp garam masala
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1/2tsp chillie powder
4 curry leaves
salt to taste

Preparation Methods:

In large bowl pour the coriander paste and then add the marinated prawn-mix well and keep aside for another 30 mintues.In a frying pan add 2tbsp of oil -add the mustard seeds. Once it starts to crack add the cumin seeds,curry leaves, onions and tomatoes. Saute them for 3 minutes then add the chillie powder,garam masala,turmeric powder.

Let the onion ,capsicum and tomatoes cook really well in the spice. Once the onion turns slightly brown -now add the prawns and fry til they turn pink and tender. Add 1 cup of warm water and cover the pan with a lid. Once the water thicken with the spice-adjust the level of salt and remove from flame. Serve hot with steaming white rice.


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