Sunday, August 22, 2010

Kaduku Eral (Mustard Prawns)

I tried out this recipe and another called Chilly Chicken from a book that was a gift to my by my hubby when we got married - "The best of Indian Cooking - a selection of recipes from the Taj Group of Hotels". I had loaned this and another titled "Vegetarian Cooking by Lalita Ahmed" to a friend. So these books missed the packing and since there are light weight, I decided to bring them to Doha to try more of the recipes from these books.

Kaduku Eral - Mustard Prawns
source:The best of Indian Cooking-a selection of recipes from the Taj Group of Hotels

600gms of prawns
1 large onions
2 tomatotes
4 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp of oil
1 tsp of mustard seeds
1 heaped tbsp of chilli powder
salt to taste
chopped coriander leaves


Shell, devein the prawns, then wash under running water and pat dry and set aside.
Chop finely onions, tomatoes and garlic.
Heat oil in a pan until very hot, then add the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
When they start to crackle, immediately add onion and garlicand saute until softened. Next add tomatoes and cook for 4 -5 minutes, then add the chilli powder and stir well.
Lower the heat and add the prawns. Cookfor 10-12minutes, stirring frequently then season with salt to taste.
To serve transfer to a large plate nd garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

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