Monday, July 2, 2012

Shrimp Fry with Green Tomatoes

I lost my Grandfather few days back and I pray that he rests in peace. When you lose one of your loved ones, it changes your whole perspective. It makes you sort the priorities. End of the day, nothing is in our hands, we just have to make the best of it and take life as it comes. 
I have such wonderful memories of my Grandfather. He loved cooking anything related to meat or seafood. He would cook our cherished family recipes like Fish pulusu(curry), Lamb curry and Prawns fry. Of course my Grandma was like a sous chef to him, doing all prep activities, getting all the ingredients ready next to the stove.
This Shrimp recipe is in loving memory of my Grandfather. I slightly changed our family's classic Shrimp fry recipe with addition of tangy green tomatoes. I am still enjoying the green tomatoes from our harvest last year in frozen form.

What you need:
1 cup fine chopped green tomatoes
1 cup fine chopped onions
1/4 cup fresh methi leaves
2 cups washed salad shrimp
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp ginger & garlic paste
2 tsp red chilli powder (change according to your spice threshold)
1/2 tsp coriander powder
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste
cilantro to garnish

Whole Spices:
1/2 inch cinnamon stick
1/4 tsp shahjeera
1/2 tsp jeera
1 bay leaf
2 cloves

Steps to follow:
  1. Heat oil in a saute pan
  2. Add whole spices one after another and fry for 30 sec
  3. Then add methi leaves and onions. Saute until onions turn translucent
  4. Now add ginger & garlic paste and keep stirring for a minute, the onions will start turning golden brown
  5. Add turmeric, salt & red chilli powder
  6. Add shrimp to the onion mixture and saute until shrimp is cooked (water released from shrimp should be all gone)
  7. Finally add coriander powder and turn off the heat.
  8. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with hot rice or roti

1 comment:

  1. My heart felt condolences Saumya. Yummm on the recipe, this is my all time fav.