January 25, 2012

Konchu Thoran / Shrimp Stir fry

Konchu/Chemmeen/Shrimp/Prawns - 1 cup cleaned and washed 
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Green chillies - 3-4
Shallots chopped - 3/4 cup -no need to cut thin
Ginger crushed -1 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1tbsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 2-3
Curry leaves - 1 string
Mustard -1/2 tsp
Water - 1 cup
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp

1. Crush grated coconut with 2 green chillies , chilly powder, turmeric powder .Do not make it into a smooth paste 
2.Heat Coconut oil in a Manchatti/Meenchatti/deep pan /cheena chatti and Splutter mustard seeds ,add the red chillies and curry leaves .
3.Add crushed ginger and 1 or 2 green chillies (split lengthwise) and saute for 1 minute
4.Add chopped shallots and saute until it becomes soft 
5.Now add cleaned Konchu/Chemmeen/Shrimp/Prawns  and saute for 1 minute
6.Add crushed coconut and mix well . 
7.Add water and salt ,mix well
8.Close with a lid and cook for 5 minutes 
9.Remove the lid and stir until it becomes dry -Do not over dry .Semi dry is the right consistency
10.Garnish with Curry leaves and serve hot

Note :
1. If you want ,you can put a cleaned and soaked kudampuli to the konchu-coconut mix before cooking
2.Try to use coconut oil ,it adds taste and beautiful flavor
3. Manchatti/Meenchatti is the best vessel to prepare this . 

Recipe Courtesy : Lakshmi Nair, Magic Oven 

1 comment:

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