One day I wanted to make something nice for my lunch, as hubby dear had an official lunch in a restaurant. I know mushroom and shrimp are not his favorite and then it was the time to cook that small pouch of shrimp sitting in the freezer. This is a very quick curry for those kind of lunches and my lunch also became equally delicious with this shrimp kulambu :) Anyways he took me to the same restaurant the next weekend:)
Shrimp - 10 numbers
mushroom - 10 numbers
shredded coconut - 1/4 cup
cumin - 1/2 tsp
garlic - 3 cloves
curry leaves - few
oil - 1 tbsp
fennel seed - 1 tsp
onion - 1
salt - to taste
red chilly powder - 3/4 tsp
coriander powder - 1 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
cilantro - few
Rinse the mushroom and halve them.
Peel, devein and rinse the shrimps.
Grind coconut, garlic and cumin together to a fine paste.
Heat a tbsp of oil in a wok. Add fennel, let them get red. Then add curry leaves, finely chopped onion.
As it gets golden, put the chopped tomato and cook this covered till tomato is completely soft.
Now put the shrimp , mushrooms , salt and saute for a minute.
Then pour the prepared masala, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and bring to a boil.
Cook covered in mild heat for 5 minutes and switch off.
Garnish with finely chopped cilantro.
Shrimp mushroom kulambu is ready !
Makes a good side dish with idly, dosa , rice or chapati.