Technology has made matters simpler and brought people closer. In this I rate Whatsapp way higher as compared to Facebook or any other social media platform. Open the mobile phone and just a few lines and you have your message sent out to the recipient in another part of the globe at just a click. Whether business or personal relations, the Whatsapp mobile application has come to play a big role. Chatting with family , food is one main topic of discussion and we end up sending pictures of today's menu thus, playing a big role in inspiring each other and learning new tips, recipes and techniques of cooking.
After some such discussions I realized that so many beginners go hunting for new recipes on blogs and food sites and the importance of having simple, easy and everyday recipes for the beginners. This is one such recipe that is yet another of Amma's recipe and I love simply love how easy and tasty it is. As kids, we would wait for the prawns fry to be done and then Amma would go on to add some rice into the dish and mix it with the leftover rice and add in a few more prawns/shrimps. We look forward to that even now when we go home and my daughter too loves having a bowl of this flavoured rice:)
So lets get down to this simple recipe with just a few ingredients.
Ingredients for Prawns Fry:
Prawns/shrimps - washed, cleaned and de-veined) - 200 gms
Kashmiri red chilli powder - 1.5 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp (not heaped)
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp (not heaped)
Onion - 1 medium sized cut long.
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp
Water - 1/2 cup
Method for making Prawns Fry
1- Marinate the washed and cleaned prawns with the turmeric powder, kashmiri chilli powder, pepper powder and garam masala powder. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
2- Take a pan, add a tbsp of oil and the chopped onions. Saute the onions till light brown and soft. Now add the marinated prawns, water and salt to taste. Cover and let cook on slow fire for 8 to 10 minutes.
3- You will see that the prawns is nicely down and so are the onions. The onions would be so soft that it will breakdown with the use of the spatula itself.
4- Add the remaining tbsp of oil and mix well. The onions with the masala will slowly be of a paste like consitency coating the prawns and the shrimps would start to turn golden brown. Switch off and serve hot. For the South Indian tastebuds you may add in 8-10 curry leaves. Goes great with steamed rice.
I had time for just a click before they disappeared, will add more pictures next time. :)