Saturday, March 2, 2013

Shrimp pepper fry

I think I should translate it as Era milagu varuval :
Era - shrimp / prawn; milagu - black pepper; varuval fry
I made this shrimp pepper fry recently, as I wanted to make a very spicy version. I am not sure if this recipe belongs to any regional cuisine or a traditional one. I coined it as per my taste with coconut oil and black pepper. Mostly I pick up the shrimp in the freezer aisle, as it is more comfortable for me than selecting from fresh lot. In this recipe I have used frozen unpeeled raw shrimp. I put them in water and leave at room temperature for an hour to defrost.Then I ground this pepper based masala and stir-fried till oil shows up. Freshly made masala made this curry very delicious. Try and enjoy this spicy pepper fry :)
Shrimp pepper fry

Chapati, prawn pepper fry and spinach dal....yummy platter:)

Shrimp - 20 numbers
salt - to taste
lemon - 1/8 fruit
red onion - 1
tomato puree - 1/2 cup
garam masala powder - 1 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
green chilly - 3
curry leaves - 1 sprig

To fry and grind:
coriander seed - 1 tbsp
black pepper - 1 tbsp
cumin - 1/2 tsp
fennel seeds - 1tsp
shallot -3
garlic - 6
coconut oil - 2 tbsp + 1/2 tsp

Heat 1/2 tsp coconut oil in a wok. Fry the shallot, garlic till golden color. Take out.
Fry the other items mentioned for 30 seconds. Let cool and grind to a fine paste with 2 tbsp water.
Clean the shrimp, add some salt, turmeric powder, lemon juice. while it is marinating, heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in a wok.
Add curry leaves, finely chopped onion, 1/2 tsp sugar, green chillies and fry till it turns golden.
Add tomato puree and wait till raw smell goes.
Put the cleaned shrimp, prepared masala, garam masala, salt and cook covered for 10 minutes.
If needed open the lid, add some more coconut oil and fry till it is almost a dry curry.
Shrimp pepper curry is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve as side dish with chapati or rice.
Tastes great with curd rice:)


Jaleela Kamal said...

காரசாரமான மிளகு இறால்..
ரொம்ப நாள் என் பதிவு பகக்மே வரலையே,. இளநீர் கடல் பாசி உங்களை இழுத்து கொண்டு வந்து விட்டது.

எனக்கு வேலை பிஸியாக உள்ளது அதான் நானும் வருவதில்லை. அதுவும் இல்லாமல் முன்பு உங்கள் பக்கம் வந்த போது. வைரஸ் எரர் வந்தது

Sebeena Loyd said...

this look yummy

Sangeetha Priya said...

simply drooling here...mouthwatering fry :-)

Akila said...

My mouth is watering here dear.... So tempting

Event: Dish name starts with R till April 15th

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thank you friends.
Thanks Jaleela akka.
Could you pls let me know more about this access issues you faced? What kind of message you got. It will be more helpful for me to troubleshoot:) Thanks,

Vikis Kitchen said...

Jaleela அக்கா , என் ப்லொகில் எரொர் வருவதாக சொல்லியுளீர்கள் .அதை சரி செய்ய விரும்புகிறேன். என்ன வகையான எரர் மெசேஜ் என்று ஞாபகம் இருந்தால் சொல்லுங்கள் . தகவல் சொன்னதற்க்கு நன்றி.

divya said...

looks yummy n delicious...

divya said...

soooooooooo tempting n delicious...

Jay said...

this is delicious...this is in my to do list..
Tasty Appetite

Priya said...

Am craving for some prawn fry,dont tempt me like this Viki.Droolworthy fry.