Template Healthy N Spicy...: December 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Prawns Masala

When I came US for the first time, I was surprised by the big selection of the prawns available in the supermarket which are hard to find in the local fish market of India. Personally I feel that indian cooking has more diversity in recipes based on prawns compared to the western world. Here I am presenting a recipe using prawns. I think it came out well.


Prawns - 250 g
Ginger garic paste - 2 tbsp
Green chilli - 2
Shallots - 1/4 cup
Tomato - 1,cut in lengthwise
Tomato - 1 ,cut into small pieces
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1tsp
Coriander powder -1 tsp
Kokum - a small piece
Coconut milk - 2 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Then saute ginger- garlic paste,green chilli,shallots and curry leaves. Add tomato cut in lengthwise and cook till oil separates. Add turmeric powder,coriander powder and red chilli powder and saute. Add prawns and kokum and allow the prawns to be coated with the masala. Add some water and allow to cook the prawns. When it is cooked,add coconut milk and tomato cut into small pieces. Mix well and serve with rice.

Recipe Courtesy:-Lilly Babu Jose.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Baked Pomfret

During my local farmers market visit, I brouhgt some pomfret for grilling. I don't like pomfret much because I think It is a beautiful fish, but not upto it when it comes to taste. Because of this beauty,I can't resist the feeling to buy this fish. I didn't get time to for grilling,but I easily managed with my broiler.The dish was good in taste to my surprise.
Recipe follows:-

Pomfret - 325 gm
Ginger- garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
Besan - 2 tsp
Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
Mustard oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - As needed

Clean and make deep slits in fish. Mix all the items together and apply on cleaned fish. Allow to marinate it atleast 2 hours in the fridge. Bake at 375 degree for 15 minutes. Then broil each side for 3 minutes. Keep an eye on fish during broiling time. It may get burnt due to high heat. Enjoy with rice!!