The very thought of Kerala reminds us of palm tree, coconut tree, lush green surroundings and backwaters. But what we often forget to mention is the lip-smacking food the state offers. The cuisine of Kerala is an amalgamation of a few sub-regional food cultures - an example being the Malabari cuisine. With a wide array seafood and coastal recipes and unique flavours to its credits, Malabari cuisine is a major contributor to the food culture of the state. Speaking about the Malabari dishes, one of the most popular recipes, which garnered a nation-wide fame, is Malabari prawn curry. Click here for the recipe.
Giving this traditional dish a grilled and spicy twist, Uncultured Café, Delhi, brings their special Malabari seared prawns recipe that will help you put together a restaurant-style meal at home in less than 30 minutes. Let's take a look!
Watch: Here's The Recipe Video For Malabari Seared Prawns:
In this recipe, the chef prepared spicy and dry gravy with a flavourful pre-made masala gravy and a host of spices and coated them well on grilled prawns. For the unversed, searing (of Malabari seared prawns) is referred to a technique used for grilling food.
Cooking Tip: For the masala gravy- cook and grind together onions, ginger, garlic, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns, red chilli, coconut and water.
Here's The Written Recipe For Malabari Seared Prawns:
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
10-15 prawns, grilled
1 tsp mustard seeds
6-7 curry leaves
Half tsp turmeric powder
Half cup onion tomato masala
1 cup masala gravy
salt to taste
Half tbsp red chilli powder
Half tbsp coriander powder
Fresh Coriander to garnish
Ginger julienned to garnish
2 tbsp oil
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
Add the curry leaves and turmeric powder.
Add onion tomato masala and stir well.
Add 1 cup of masala gravy.
Add salt to taste.
Next, add red chilli powder and coriander powder.
Finally, add the grilled prawns and stir well.
Add fresh coriander and julienned ginger and garnish.
And a delectable plate of Malabari seared prawn is ready to be served!
Pair this dish with parotta and give a scrumptious start to the week. Click here for the recipe of Malabari parotta.
Enjoy your meal!
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