Sunday, September 12, 2010

Kerala prawn pickle

I love this dish.  This is very similar to the Goan prawn pickle I posted but even simpler and as delicious. This recipe is from Lulu auntie and originated probably in Kerala. It is usually served as an accompaniment to any rice and curry dish but I like the idea of using it as a snack with some Naan. Yumm!

Masala Ingredients:
Cumin, turmeric, pepper: 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli - 6
Garlic clove 1
Vinegar 2 tblsp
To make masala, grind the above ingreadients in small food processor.

Additional Ingredients:
Shrimp: Small or Medium 25 count; chopped
Tomato chopped 2
Ginger chunk chopped
Garlic 3 pods chopped
Curry leaves (optional)
Onion 1 chopped
Oil canola 3 tblsp
Green chilli 2 chopped

1) Make masala and keep aside
2) Fry the onions in oil until brown. Add ginger, garlic, green chilli. Sautee. Add masala and tomato. Cook tomato well for about 5 - 7 minutes.
3) Add shrimp. Sautee and add a bit of water. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Sprinkle a pinch of sugar. If you want to store in the fridge then increase oil and vinegar.
It is delicious, spicy and can be used to add flavor to any rice dish!