Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Chemmeen (aka Shrimp or Prawn) Masala

Things you will need:

Chemmeen/Shrimp/Prawn: 2 lbs (You can use the frozen kind) peeled , deveined, cleaned well
Onion- 2 diced
Curry Leaves
Ginger- 1 inch piece, grated
Garlic- 4 or 5 pods minced
Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Green Chillies- 4 or 5 slit in half lengthwise
Cilantro – chopped
Ketchup- 1 tsp
Lime juice – 1 tsp
Oil -1 tbsp
Butter- half stick
Water – 1 cup
Salt to taste

Preparation Method:

Heat oil. Add ginger and garlic.
Once brown , add butter ,onion, curry leaves and green chillies and sauté .
Then add turmeric, coriander, and red chilli powder and stir until it looses its raw smell.
Now add the shrimp ( chemmeen) , salt and water.
Bring this to a boil and cook until shrimp is nice and tender .
Then add ketchup, and let it simmer for 2 minutes.
Now add lime juice and garnish with cilantro.

Chemmeen masala is now ready to be served with hot steamed rice and raita (yoghurt salad).

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