Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Quick Prawn Stir-Fry with Whole spices, Red Chilies & Fresh Coconut.

This is quick, tasty, easy to prepare spicy prawn stir-fry. Mix of three whole spices, dry red chilies with generous amount of fresh coconut and fresh cilantro...gave nice aromatic and spicy kick to this prawn stir-fry.

Ingredients :-
  • 1 pound cleaned and deveined prawns ( 30-35 count- marinate lightly with salt)
  • 1 large onion - cut lengthwise
  • 1/2 Cup fresh grated coconut (tightly packed)
  • 1 Cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 T.spoon black pepper powder
  • 1 Tb.spoon oil
Whole spices for Tempering
  • 1 Bay leaf - 2 inch long
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 7-8 pieces of broken dry red chili - half-inch long (I used Arbol chilies)
Method of Cooking :-
  1. Heat 1 tbs oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Don't heat oil to smoking hot temperature. Add all four whole spices in oil and quickly saute with spoon for 15 - 20 seconds.
  2. Immediately place onions and saute on medium heat until onions turn soft - about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add prawns and 1/2 tsp black pepper powder, little more salt . Stir and Mix with onions. Sprinkle little water and saute for 5-6 minutes on medium high heat. Keep stirring continuously.Sprinkle water if it sticks to bottom.
  4. Now add fresh grated coconut - mix well . Reduce heat to low and let it stay on stove for another 3-4 minutes.
  5. Finely garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with Roti and Rice.

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