Monday, July 13, 2015

Andhra Style Spicy Prawn Curry | Shrimp curry in Andhra Style | Prawn Recipes | Sunday Special Recipes

Andhra style prawn curry

Andhra Style Spicy Prawn Curry is a spicy and tasty prawn curry. I got this recipe from my one of my Telugu friend. She used to bring this curry as side dish for chappathi or roti. Try this spicy prawn curry in Andhra style and enjoy your Sunday dish. 

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Andhra Style Spicy Prawn Curry

Preparation time: 10 min ( +30 min soaking time) | Cook Time: 25 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

andhra prawn curry


Ingredients 
I - Marination
Prawns -  400 gms
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 2 pinch
Lime juice - 1tsp
Salt - a pinch

II - Spices
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cardamom - 1
Cloves - 6 to 7
Bay leaf - 1 crushed
Cinnamon stick - 2 inch (Crushed)

III - Gravy
Oil - 3 tbsp
Onion - 2 (medium sized - chopped finely)
Tomato - 2 (chop finely and make into puree)
Ginger paste - 1.5 tsp
Garlic paste - 1.5 tsp
Green chillies - 2 (slit lengthwise)
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/5 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Salt - as per taste
Coriander leaves - for garnishing


Method 

1. Clean and devein the prawns. Wash with salt.

2. Marinate the prawns with salt, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric and lemon juice.
3. Let it sit for 30 min atleast.

3. In a pan, add 2 tsp oil and add the marinated prawns.

4.The prawns oozes out water. Cook the prawns in its own water. Cook for 5 min or till the prawns becomes curly. Remove and keep it aside.

4. In the same pan, add oil, and when hot add the spices one by one.

5. Add the chopped onions, curry leaves, green chillies. Sauté till they become soft. Add the Ginger garlic paste. Fry till they raw smell goes off.

6. Now add the tomato purée, remaining chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, little turmeric. Add the cumin powder.

7. Sauté them nicely, till oil oozes out.

8, Add the cooked prawns. (My prawns are half cooked and leaves out water again)

9. Mix it nicely and cook again adding garam masala and pepper powder. Cook till all water goes off. 

10. Switch off the stove and served hot. 

prawn curry in andhra style

Spicy and yummy, Andhra style prawn curry is ready

Notes:
1. Taste before adding garam masala and pepper powder, since it becomes more spicy and children cannot eat it.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sweet Maida Biscuits | Maida Biscuits | Easy Diwali snacks

sweet maida biscuits

Sweet Maida Biscuit is the easiest biscuit which can never go wrong, even for the first timers, if you follow the steps correctly. This one is my favorite biscuits from my childhood days. I have another easy snack which is my moms favorite called Galagala. Those are tiny spicy crispy biscuits. But I like this sweet maida biscuits more and Want to try the baked version soon. Let's see the how to make the Sweet Maida Biscuits. 

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Sweet Maida Biscuits

Preparation time: 10 min (resting time: 30min) | Cook Time: 10 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Snacks | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Ingredients 
Maida / All Purpose flour - 1.5 cups ( + or - )
Butter - 1/4 cup (Room temperature)
Powdered Sugar - 1/4 cup
Milk - 4 to 5 tsp ( + or - )
Baking powder - 2 pinch
Salt - a pinch
Oil - for frying

Method 
1. Mix the Butter and powder sugar nicely in a big bowl, until they become creamy. 
2. Add the milk now and again mix it. 

3. Sift the flour and baking soda nicely, and add to the butter sugar mixture. 

4. Mix them to form a pliable dough. ( should be like chappathi dough ). 

5. Let them rest for 30  to 40 min.

6. Now divide the dough to equal portions and roll them to 1/4 inch thickness. (see notes)

7. Cut into small squares or in diamond shape. 

8. Heat the oil keeping the flame in low to medium. This is must. If it is high or medium flame, outside gets cooked easily but inner part never get cooked. 

9. Drop the dough squares in batches and fry them until they get cooked evenly and colour comes to light brown.

10. Filter the oil and cool down. 

10. Store in an air tight container. 

how to make sweet maida biscuit

Yummy and crispy sweet maida biscuits are ready. 

Notes:
1. If the thickness is less than 1/4 inch, it will break while frying.
2. The biscuits will be soft at first, but becomes crispy when cools down. 
3. You can add a pinch of cardamom powder for flavor. 
4. Milk and butter should be in room temperature. 

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