Before going to today's recipe, I would like to dedicate this post to my hubby, M. who is so supportive and encouraging and he gives me so many wonderfull ideas regarding this new found passion of mine. He is a kind of man who can never say no to anything / anyone and he is a great cook ,who occasionally enters the kitchen. He just throws in a bit of this and a bit of that and miraculously whatever he cooks turns out delicious....today he made this totally delicious prawn thokku for us and we had a very delicious meal of this Prawn thokku, Sambar,Rasam,Rice and pickle ...Thanks to Hubby dear :) Now lets go to the recipe...
- Shrimp /Prawns - 1 lb ( cleaned ,deshelled and de veined)
- Onion - 1 medium size
- Tomato -1 small
- Green Chillies -2
- Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
- Curry leaves - a stem
- Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
- Chilli powder - 1 to 1.5tsp
- Coriander powder -1.5 tsp
- Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
- Cumin powder -1.2 tsp
- Coriander Leaves / Cilantro- few tbsp(chopped )
In a kadai heat oil and seasaon with Cumin seeds, curry leaves
Add in the chopped tomato and saute few secs..
Add the Turmeric powder
Saute till Tomato turns mushy and oil ouches out on top
Now add the Cleaned Prawns
And mix well with the masala..and add the chopped coriander leaves / Cilantro
Cook Covered In low to medium flame for 8 to 10 mins or untill the shirmp is cooked...don't have to add water
Once the shrimp is cooked..
Cook uncovered till all the excess water evapotares
Yummy Mouthwateringly delicious Shirmp Thokku is ready :)
Best served with rice ,idli ,dosa ,chappathi...