Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Prawn Gravy

My husband goes for hair cut to a vietnamese shop.Next to that we have a chinese shop, where sea food are fresh and cheap.Since this shop is far from our house, we will not go very often.This week he went for his hair cut and bought prawn and shark for me.I love the texture of these prawns , as they r fresh and just resemble our indian prawns.
I had bottle gourd sitting in my fridge.As it is not my hubby's favourite, so thoguht of adding it with prawn.As bottle gourd are watery veges,they can absorb the flavor of prawns and  change into vege-prawns.U can never distinguish between prawn and bottle gourd.After our lunch, i asked my husband whether there was any difference.He cud not say anything.
Hmmm made my husband and kid have veges and  prawn together.Its a big victory for me.
Here comes my recipe of prawn and bottle gourd.

Prawn (Bottle gourd)Gravy !!!
1.Prawn                    -     1 pound
1(a).Bottle gourd      -      1 cup
2.Onion                     -      1  (big)
3.Tomato                   -      1 ( big)
4.G&G paste             -      1 tbsp
5.Chilli pwdr            -       1 tbsp
6.Green chillies        -       2
7.Curry leaves

* Wash and peel prawns.
* Wash and cube the bottle gourd.
* Chop onion,tomato,green chillies finely.
* Take a pan, add a tbsp of oil and splutter with mustard seeds,curry leaves.
* Saute onion,green chillies untill it turns light brown.
* Add tomato and sprinkle some salt.
* When tomato disintergrates ,add turmeric pwdr and chilli pwdr.
* Saute till it looses its raw smell.
* Dump in the prawn,bottle gourd and saute it well.
* Add the G&G paste to the mixture.Let it saute well.
* Adjust salt to taste.
* Turn off the heat ,when the gravy becomes thick.
* Garnish with cilantro and serve with hot rice.

This bottle gourd wud taste like prawn after it is cooked well.
Shrimp/prawn Fry

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