Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Bachelor's Dish- Shrimp/Prawn Thokku

Bachelor's Dish- Shrimp/Prawn Thokku :- This shrimp dish is very easy to prepare.So i have listed it under Bachelor Dish.I make this dish whenever there is time contraint.

  • Shrimp/Prawn-1/2 pound (i normally buy the de-veined,fully cleaned, cooked shrimp from American stores.How to clean shrimp?)
  • Onion-1 large finely chopped
  • Tomato-1 large finely chopped
  • Ginger+Garlic paste- 1/2 tsp
  • Powders-turmeric 1/4 tsp,red chilli powder 1/2 tbsp,corriander powder 1 tbsp,garam masala 1/2 tsp
  • Seasoning-fennel(sombu/sauf) 1/2 tsp,curry leaves 1 stripe,Green Chilis-4 chopped
  • Salt-as required
  • Oil-5 tbsp
  • Corriander leaves-6 stripes finely chopped
  • Lime Juice-2 tbsp

Marinate the (cleaned and washed) shrimp with little turmeric powder,salt,black pepper,lime juice.Do not allow to marinate for more than 15 minutes becoz the acidity of lime with literally start cooking the shrimp.So after that if you cook it,it tends to become rubbery.

Heat 4tbsp of oil in a kadai,add the seasonings,when they splutter add the onions,saute well for 4 mins or till they turn color.Add the tomatoes and saute well till they are mashed well.Add the ginger+garlic paste followed by the powders.Saute untill all are cooked well.It takes around 5 mins.Salt it.Add the shrimp and mix it well with the gravy.Once the shrimp are curled,it indicates they are cooked.Reduce heat and after 4 mins turn off heat.If you cook for long time,they become rubbery.Garnish with corriander leaves,finally add lime juice and serve.

Enjoy it with plain rice/chapati/paratha

Pics:Shrimp Thokku


Puspha said...

This looks too good.

tastycooks said...

Yummy dish

Foodie's Hope said...

Looks so delicious!! The color and the photo both are good!!Thanks!!

Prema Sundar said...

My mom makes shrimp similar to this and this dish has rekindled my good old memories.. thanks Rashmi.. the picture looks very attractive.