Friday, October 19, 2012

Goan Fried Prawns

Photo by Amit Agni
270gm cleaned prawns-shell removed (you can also use shrimps but adjust the rest of the ingredients as per the quantity you are cooking)
1/2tsp turmeric
Salt to taste
11/2tsp red chilly powder (adjust to taste)
Oil for shallow frying
2-3tbsp semolina/rava/suji for coating the prawns
Wash the prawns and pat dry.
Marinate the prawns with salt, red chilly powder, and turmeric. Refrigerate for half an hour to one hour.
Remove the prawns from the fridge and evenly coat each one of them with rava.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Shallow fry all the prawns, turn occasionally. Fry until they are crisp golden brown or until cooked.
Goan Rava fried prawns are ready to serve.
Photo by Amit Agni

Friday, October 5, 2012

Strawberry Smoothie

Photo By Amit Agni
8-10 good quality strawberries
11/2 cup milk
4tbsp yogurt
5 tbsp sugar, adjust to taste
Wash and roughly cut the strawberries into small pieces.
Add the strawberries in a blender along with milk,yogurt and sugar.
Blend it until you get a smooth shake.
Strawberry Smoothie is ready to serve.
Serve it in a glass with crushed ice and you are ready to beat the heat this summer.
If you like add a banana to get a banana strawberry smoothie.

Egg Curry/Anda Curry cooked with coconut

Usually, I cook egg curry in tomato gravy but sometimes I prepare this dish with coconut. This is a sure shot hit and my husband loves it. I can serve this with rice,roti or pav so lots of options for me. This curry tastes best after few hours so I cook it in the afternoon and serve it for dinner. Enjoy!!!!
Egg Curry/Anda Curry Made In Coconut Gravy
Egg Curry/Anda Curry Made In Coconut Gravy
6 boiled eggs
Two 1 inch cinnamon stick
5 green cardamom
5 cloves
1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
3 tbsp unsweetened desiccated coconut
24-25 curry leaves
1 tsp fennel seeds
10 garlic cloves,roughly chopped
1 inch ginger, roughly chopped 
3 tbsp oil
Oil for shallow frying
1 medium size tomato,finely chopped
2 medium size onion
5 dry red chilies (add more if you like it spicy)
1 tsp tamarind pulp
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder
1tsp turmeric powder
Pinch of sugar
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
Water as per requirement
Finely chop 1 onion and finely slice the other onion, lengthwise.
Remove the shell of the boiled eggs. Prick the boiled eggs with a fork on 2-3 places.
Add 1/2 tsp turmeric and salt to taste. Mix well to ensure all the eggs are coated with salt and turmeric.
Heat oil in a pan for shallow frying. Fry the eggs until golden brown.
Remove on a kitchen paper towel and keep aside.You can even cut the eggs into half, you choose:)
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan. Keep gas on medium to low heat. Add the fennel seeds to it.
When seeds start crackling add cinnamon,cardamom, dry red chilies and cloves. Fry for less than a minute or until you get a nice aroma.
Add the sliced onion. Saute till golden brown.
Add the 12 curry leaves and saute for a minute.
Add ginger and garlic, saute for 2 minutes.
Now add the desiccated coconut. Saute until it turns golden brown.
Add the fresh grated coconut. Saute till golden brown.
Remove from gas and let this cool. In a blender, blend this mixture to a smooth paste . Add water as required. Keep aside.
Now heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok. Add the chopped onion. Saute until golden brown.
Add the remaining curry leaves. Saute for another minute. 
Add the chopped tomato.Saute, cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft and pulpy. Cook on low heat.
Remove the cover and mash the tomatoes with the back of a spoon.
Add turmeric,coriander powder,red chili powder,sugar and salt. Cook until oil starts separating.
Now add the blended paste. Mix well. Add 2 cups of water. Add water as per the gravy consistency you want. Stir. Add the tamarind pulp.
Cook for 5 minutes or until the gravy starts to boil. 
Add the boiled eggs, cook on low heat for 5-10 minutes or until the gravy starts boiling again. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Egg curry is ready to serve.
Try adding mint and coriander leaves while making the paste in a blender. This will give a nice flavour.
Egg Curry/Anda Curry Made In Coconut Gravy