Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Prawns Stir fry / Chemmeen Olarthu

I am a prawns person...I can eat this species in any form, except with life....One of my quick fix olarthu recipe.


To marinate
Prawns (de-shelled, de-veined. washed) - 1 cup
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - as per taste

To saute
Small onions - 1 cup, thinly sliced
Green chilly - 2 , slit lengthwise
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece, crushed
Garlic - 2 cloves, curshed
Coconut oil - 2 tbsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp (if its above your tolerance, then add kashmiri chilli powder)


1. Marinate the cleaned prawns with items mentioned in "To marinate". Allow it to rest for atleast 30 min.
2. Heat a kadai or manchatti, add the coconut oil. Once its hot enough, add the crushed ginger - garlic and saute till raw smell goes (about a min).
3. Add the sliced onions, chillies and curry leaves and saute till they turn light brown. You can sprinkle some salt at this stage to expedite the browning process.
4. Now sprinkle the chilli powder and saute till raw smell is gone (approx 30 seconds) and add the marinated prawns.
5. Stir well, so that the masala coats on the entire dish.
6. Close and cook for about 2 minutes. Open the lid and give a good stir.
7. Adjust the salt. Let it cook, with lid open, for another 4-5 minutes. Your prawns should be done by now. Prawns should not be cooked for too long, as it would become rubbery then. It need to retain its juices and tenderness.

Serve it along with hot rice.

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