Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Eraal Kheema / Minced spicy Shrimp

   Shrimp is a close relative of prawn. The larger ones are commonly referred as prawns and smaller ones as shrimps. It's called jhinaga, eral, chemmeen, konch in other indian languages. This eral kheema pairs well with any bread, plain rice or pulao.
shrimp/ prawn kheema
Eraal kheema / spicy minced shrimp 
1 lb/ 1/2 kg   shrimp / prawn
1                  onion or 20 - 25 small onions/ shallots/sambar vengayam        
 4 - 6            green chillies
1/4  tsp         sombu / fennel seed
2 clove         garlic
1 tsp             red chilli powder
1 tsp             garam masala
few sprigs     coriander / cilantro leaves
2 tsp             channa flour / kadalai maavu or corn starch   
2 tbs             oil 
salt to taste 
1. Mince onion, garlic and green chilli and keep it aside,   
2. Clean the shrimp/prawn and cut into small pieces, mix the chopped shrimp with channa flour and garam masala.
3. Heat the oil in a pan, add the fennel seed and fry for few minutes add onion and green chilli.
4. When the onion becomes soft and brown, add garlic and fry. 
5. Add the red chilli powder and salt.  
6. Reduce the heat and add the shrimp/ iraal mix, stir fry and cook till the shrimp is well cooked and the raw smell no longer remains.


Priya R said...

lovely shrimp dish Neena will sure try this sometime..

Neela Rufus said...

Thanks Priya :)