Saturday, January 23, 2010

Fried Shrimp ' Olathiyathu'

This one is V's fav recipe for chicken or shrimp. The recipe is from a magazine 'Femina' from Jan 98 issue..the recipe is from the Southern basket collection called "ERATCHI OLATHIYATHU" ( fried mutton garnished with slivers of dry coconut). I have never cooked mutton but gave it a try with chicken and it was a sure hit among meat eaters. Sceptical about the feedback and convinced that it was empty praise, I had to give it a shot with shrimp and sure enough,it tasted awesome....if I may say so, myself!This is the picture that inspired my interest in cooking meat ( a vegan at that time) among 100 other recipes that is saved in a hope to cook it to My Crowd.

Shrimp - 2 lbs
onions - 2, thinly sliced
tomato - 1,chopped
green chillies - 2, slit
ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
coriander powder - 1 tbsp
red chilli powder - 1tsp
curry leaves - -2 sprig

fennel - 1/2 tsp, freshly pounded
red chillies - 2 whole
coconut pieces - 10 pcs ( I used 1 tbsp of grated coconut)
cilantro - 10 stems, finely chopped

Heat oil in a pan and fry the slice onions till golden brown, Add green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, and stir fry. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, curry leaves and salt, fry till oil floats on the top. Add tomatoes and cook till masala is dry.
Toss shrimp/chicken, cook for a 7-10 mins and then add all the ingredients that was set aside for garnish: fennel, whole red chilli,coconut and cilantro and roast for a couple mins( this step releases roasted fennel aroma which) .
Serve as a starter.

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