This week KFBians are celebrating Jayati’s food blog and cooking her recipes. As the name of the event suggests, it has been a really helpful way of knowing a person through their blog. There is always a thing or two that a blog reveals about the person behind it. In this case, for example, I now know about her love for authentic Bengali recipes. We picked up some really fresh prawns, golda chingri to be precise, that were alive and kicking, and I decided to make prawn malai curry from Jayati’s blog. This was made in haste however, some ingredients skipped in the process, and was a one person portion since the other person in my household is allergic to shellfish.

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Ingredients:

  • Large Prawns: 3-4 pieces, de-veined but with shell intact
  • Onion: 1 medium
  • Ginger paste: 1 tbsp
  • Tomato ketchup: 1-2 tbsp
  • Green chilly: 1 whole
  • Whole cinammon: 2 sticks
  • Whole green cardamom: 3-4 crushed
  • Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
  • Garam masala: 1 tsp
  • Coconut milk: 1 cup
  • Oil
  • Salt and sugar to taste

Method:

  • Rub prawns with salt and turmeric, saute in a frying pan for 4 mins and keep aside.
  • Heat oil, add whole cinammon and cardamom till they splutter.
  • Add sliced onions and saute till light brown.
  • Add the chilly, ketchup, some water, coconut milk and garam masala, and simmer for 5-7 mins.
  • Add prawns, cover and simmer till gravy thickens.
  • Season and serve with white aromatic rice.

I served it with this quick version of ghee rice.

Ghee rice (quick and easy version)

  • Soak rice for 1/2 an hour.
  • Drain and dry.
  • Sprinkle some salt and sugar on the drained rice.
  • Heated a tbsp of ghee in a heavy bottom pan.
  • Add cinnamon sticks and green cardamom.
  • Add the rice and saute it well in the ghee.
  • Add enough water to cover rice.
  • Once it boils, cover and simmer till rice is almost done.
  • Switch off the heat and keep covered till the rest of it cooks in the residual steam.
  • Sprinkle with some chopped coriander for garnish.DSC_0458

This post is a part of Kolkata Food Bloggers‘ Know your blogger initiative.

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