I won this Modern Indian Cookbook in a recent contest and was excited to try out the wonderful recipes in it. The book is filled with yummy looking pics of glorious food that made me so happy to win it. Here's a pic of the book cover ;)
And here's the simple Spicy Prawns that was enjoyed by the husband..
500 gms prawns
1 large onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, peeled
2 inches ginger, peeled
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
salt for seasoning
2 tbsp. cooking oil
1 stalk curry leaves (didn't have it when I made this)
1 tbsp. lemon juice
Clean, peel, de-vein the prawns. Blend together onion, garlic and ginger with a bit of water.
Heat a skillet and add the prawns, the blended ingredients, chillii powder and turmeric powder.
Season with salt. Mix well. Add water and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and cook with lid on about 5 mins. Take lid off and cook till the liquid evaporates. Then, add the oil and curry leaves, stir. Continue to cook till sauce thickens and coats prawns. Turn off heat.
Drizzle lemon juice over prawns and serve hot.
Vegetarians can replace prawns with diced peeled potatoes.