This video shows the method of preparing Prawns Masala - a popular seafood side dish.
Cook 500 g of cleaned, medium-sized prawns with the following:
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Tamarind (cocum) – 2 to 3 small pieces
Coconut slices - ½ cup
Keep the cooked prawn aside. In another pan, splutter a teaspoon of mustard seeds in three tablespoons of coconut oil. Then in it, sauté the following:
Shallotts - 1 coffee cup (or one onion, sliced)
Ginger - 2 inches (sliced)
Garlic - 6-8 cloves (sliced)
Curry leaves - a few
Green chillies – 2 to 3 (sliced)
When the onion becomes soft (transparent), add the cooked prawns and enough water. Also add half a teaspoon of fenugreek powder. Mix well. Cover and cook till the water dries up.
Then mix in three to four tablespoons of coconut oil and cook on a low flame. Remove from the fire after five minutes
Recipes by - Ms. Lelu Roy (Ref: Lonely Planet and Rough Guide)