Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Prawns Ghassi

Ingredients :

  • 1 kg medium-sized prawns/shrimps (deveined)
  • 3 large onions chopped fine
  • 2 cups fresh grated coconut
  • 5 dry red chillies
  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 1/2 tbsps black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsps garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tbsps cooking oil
  • Walnut-sized ball of tamarind, soaked in hot water and pulp removedChopped fresh coriander to garnish

Procedure :
  • Roast the dry red chillies on a hot pan till they begin to release their aroma.
  • Grind all the spices, coconut, 2 of the onions, garlic and tamarind pulp into a smooth, thick paste.
  •  Do not add any water while grinding the masala.
  • Heat the oil in a wide, heavy-bottomed pan on a medium flame. Add the remaining onion and fry till golden.
  •  Add the wet masala paste and fry, stirring frequently, till the oil begins to separate from the masala.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups of hot water to this masala and stir to mix well.
  •  Bring to a boil, simmer and add the prawns. 
  • Cook for 3 minutes and turn off fire.Garnish with chopped fresh coriander and serve with plain boiled rice.

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