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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Era Melaku / Prawn Curry (Dry)

I was blamed for not even attempting to making any Non Veg dishes, so today I decided I was gonna make a dish with chettinad influence, pre-cooking prepations being done I was telling Mom about Era Melaku she said "Kanna, today is Sankatahara Chathurthi, (Ganesh Worship - performed on the fourth day of They pirai of every month) do you still wanna make it?". I told her that this was long due and if I dont make it even today I will be blamed for ever. She smiled and said okay this time, but see to that you dont make it again on such occassions, agreed happily.

Still, I literally felt guilty when I started making but then when Kris comes home I dint wanna disappoint him by not making it. You can also try this as a Vegetarian dish using boiled Baby Potatoes, they turn out really great; all I felt after making this dish was I dont have a facility to share the aroma of this dish, sooner or later technology will improve where we will getta share the aroma too, hoping sincerely...





Ingredients:

Red Onion - 1 large sized
Tomatoes - 2 medium sized
Ginger - 2 inches
Garlic - 10-12 cloves
Curry Leaves - a few
Sesame Oil - 2 tbsps
Salt to Taste
Water as needed
Prawns - 15-20 large washed & cleaned or Boiled Baby Potatoes.

Spice Powder:

Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 2-3 tbsps

To grind:

Saunf - 1 tbsp
Pepper Corns - 3-4 tbsps

Garnishing:

Coriander Leaves



Method:

1. Slice Red Onions and Tomatoes. Paste Ginger and Garlic with some Water. Make a coarse Powder of ingredients under "To Grind".
2. Heat Oil add the Red Onions when hot cook until golden brown. Pour the Ginger-Garlic Paste and cook until the smell disappears and Oil oozes out.
3. Throw in the Tomatoes and Curry Leaves cook until Tomatoes are mushy, then goes the spice powders - Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder and Turmeric Powder cook until smell disappears; add a little Water if needed.
4. Now add the Coarse Powder, Salt and cook for 2 mins, then the Prawns goes in; cook until they turn pink. You can make it very dry by cooking for a few more mins or make it semi-dry by adding a lil Water.
5. Garnish with Coriander Leaves and serve hot.

Serve with: Pulav, Rice or Bread

Note:

1. Same amount of Onion and Tomatoes.
2. Saunf :: Pepper Corns ratio 1::4.
3. Use more Corainder Powder to get a dry dish.

43 comments:

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Love prawn in any form....Yummy

Bong Mom said...

Bookmarked. This sounds too good !!!

Asha said...

Delicious gravy.

Babli said...

Prawn curry looks delicious and tempting. I love prawn very much and shall prepare it tomorrow for lunch. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

Priya said...

Prawn curry looks fantastic and makes me hungry..

Akal's Saappadu said...

Mmmmm, it's worth doing on a "Sankatahara Chathurthi" day, sorry to the gods!!! :):)

an aroma of this dish? no, no, no, then, I think all of us will stick to the pc eternally :)

looks great!!!

Padma said...

Looks spicy and very flavorful. Beautiful click.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! looks soo spicy~!

Laavanya said...

Love the picture - hope to try with potatoes sometime ...

Swathi said...

Ramya,
I will try this dish with potato, this dish really looks good.

Gulmohar said...

wow...it looks wonderful. I love Chettinad dishes and this is so tempting.lovely clicks and beautiful presentation..

Aparna said...

luks delicious & yummy.i love prawns a lot. i love to try this.a gud combo with dosa..:)

doggybloggy said...

beautiful dish I am glad you made it...

Ruchikacooks said...

Thanks for giving a veggie option.It sounds delicious.
U know once I made egg biryani on Vaikunda Ekadasi!
(nope, didnt tell mom about it)

Tomato ka kut is what is on my dinner plan today, with some pooris :) WIll update it on mine soon. Thanks for sharing.

Hope you dont mind me giving the google id to post a comment, I started mine as a domain so I don't have a google back up.

www.ruchikacooks.com

Soma Pradhan said...

Lovely Prawn Curry

Pavithra said...

I love chettinadu dishes.. looks yummy .. Amma nechurupaanga pullaiya ippo onnum solla mudiyathunu vitrupanga..

aquadaze said...

this looks so delicious! I make a similar one, except that I add some coconut milk to mine.

Gita said...

I can try this with shrimp itself..using potatoes do sound good to try on my hubby...looks tasty Ramya...tempting :)

AdukalaVishesham said...

looks delicious and spicy.. and your presentation is really good... crabs and prawns our fav seafood..

Nandini said...

Spicy and hot shrimp curry! Love to try this! Flavorful also. Bookmarked.

Sushma Mallya said...

Spicy and delicious prawns & would be just perfect with hot rice...

Aps said...

Luks fab... I will try it for my hubby....nd it happens to me tht on sankashti... my mom tells em no onions nd garlic but we crave for it :P.... nd optio for veg is also gr8

Kitchen Flavours said...

Now i have to blame you for not sending it down here....looks very tempting....wanna taste it right now....

Malar Gandhi said...

Milagu eral sounds spicy and nice for this cold weather...looks mouthwatering, looks so authentic with curry leaves...its been ages I have seen curry leaves!!!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Wow..that's so moth-watering Ramya...

Happy Cook said...

wooooooooow I would love to have this with plain rice. Drooldrool.

Sarah Naveen said...

Superb Prawn curry..Looks yummy yumm!!!

vineetha said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving sweet comments...I dont know how I missed this blog...Fabulous blog with mothwatering recipes..Will be following you

Parita said...

Your new blog layout looks fab!

Jagruti said...

hi Ramya
just steped here from another blofroll...you have a nice space with sweet and spicy recipes...following you:)

cheers
Joy Of Cooking

Vrinda said...

Looks spicy and delish..wanna taste with rice,yummmmmmmm

Cynthia said...

Give me a hot plate a white rice, some of this curry and a generous serving of people and watch me lick my fingers when I am done :)

Cham said...

Never made era millagu sounds tasty- I bookmarked!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Thanks for such aromatic and flavorful prawn curry dear. I'm already drooling here........

Viki's Kitchen said...

Nice thought on aroma telecasting aid:) I know a man who tried very hard to attempt this tech , but some how didn't get enough situation to proceed.
Shrimp curry with those spices ....mm...I can imagine that taste. Cute picture .

Nithu Bala said...

Ramya Dear, I have an award to share with you..please do get it from my blog..Congrats Dear :-)

Deepti said...

Dear Ramya...
Thanks 4 ur comments..
First time 2 ur Blog..Flattened by ur Wonderful presentations..
Adding u 2 my blogroll..
Btw Prawn curry looks Gr8..I wish I could grab some...A recipe with Seasame oil for fish is new for me...Will try this soon.
regards
deepti

Jisha Dil said...

hey thanks a lot for ur lovely commments....U r having a lovely blog...

Jisha Dil said...

prawn curry loooks delicious..

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Ramya, this dish would be perfect for our Lent season which starts very soon here. My grandmother used to make a rice dish with dried baby shrimp, that's what your recipe reminded me of. Great recipe.

Divya Vikram said...

Kuzhambu sounds spicy and so delicious. Lovely picture!

Sashi said...

am drooling here..spicy and flavorful, i have bookmarked this ramya.

Arundhuti S. Rama said...

Love prawns. This one is nice n spicy...

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