Goan Chingri Special
Goan Baby King Prawn Dish
Baby King Prawns: 200 gms (10-11 pieces)
White pumpkin leaves: take the soft ones 8-9 pieces
Coconut: 1/3 cup
Mustard seeds: 11/2 tsp
Onion: 1 small
Mustard oil: 11/2 tbsp
Green chillies: 2 pieces or more as per your heat quotient
Clean and wash the prawns. Sprinkle some turmeric, salt and lightly fry them for a minute. Keep aside. you can also cook it without frying but hubby loves it that way.
Wash the leaves and dip in hot water for a minute and chop them coarsely.
In a blender make paste of coconut, mustard seeds and 1 green chilli.
Very finely chop the onion.
Chop the other green chilli and mix the shrimps, spice paste, salt, turmeric and oil.
Now the cooking could be done either by steaming method or on stove top.
Take a stainless steel tiffin box and rub little oil at the rim. This will help to open the box with less effort.
Pour the mix and steam on low for 15 minutes or till the prawns are cooked.
Method 2: on stove top
Pour everything in a heavy bottomed pan or kadhai and cover tightly. Cook on low till the prawns are cooked. This method will make the preparation as the prawns would be cooked in its own juice. Steaming will result in a very juicy and more aromatic consistency.
Serve warm with steaming hot rice.
It reminded us of home and in this festive season it provided us the warmth that we lacked staying away from home.
For a long time I wanted to sundry tomatoes.Yesterday I have put 3 medium size tomatoes for sun drying. lets see how it turns out, planning to make something with them for this recipe marathon.