Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Shrimp Malaikari

Labor Day Weekend - no big plans, what to do? Make something special to eat :) What do I make? Search my favourite bloggers recipes. Yahoo..found it! Let's make Shrimp Malaikari by dear Sandeepa. Thank you, Sandeepa for sharing this delicious recipe. It was so long since I made anything with coconut milk that I had almost forgotten it's taste. This dish turned out great. Do try it. As usual, I will try to use this gravy with some vegetarian ingredient sometime :)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

Tiger Shrimp -15
Onion - 1, ground to paste makes about 10 tbsp
Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Ginger paste - 1 tbsp
Dry Bay leaf - 2
Cardamom- 4
Cloves - 6
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Sugar - a pinch
Canola oil - 1 tsp
Chaokoh Coconut milk - 2/3 cup (1 can for 45 shrimps)
Water - 1/2 cup
Chili powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric - 1/8 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

Marinade Ingredients

Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp, or as per taste
Chili Powder - 1 tsp

Step 1

Marinade the shrimp with the marinade ingredients for 30 mins. Sandeepa recommends the shrimp with their heads on. Shallow fry the shrimps till they turn golden brown. Note - They will cook a little in the coconut-milk based gravy in Step 2.

Step 2

Heat canola oil. Add garlic paste. Let it cook till the garlic is cooked. Next add dry bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. When these spices crackles, add the onion paste with a pinch of sugar. When the oil separates, add the ginger paste and let it cook. Add the coconut milk with water, chili powder, turmeric powder and salt. When the gravy bubbles, add the fried shrimps of Step 1.


Asha said...

I like the color of the gravy, looks yum!:))

Cynthia said...

Shrimp and cooked in coconut milk? big time yum! :)

Pragyan said...

Hi Asha, Thanks..It is yum! As Sandeepa has noted in the original post, it is pure uadulterated pleasure :)

Hi Cynthia, Do try this sometime. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Jyothi said...

shrimps with coconut milk. Looks great. Lovely color. Thanks for sharing.

Sandeepa said...

Love it and going to make it again tomorrow :D for friends and their parents coming over.
You got a very nice colour of the gravy

Pragyan said...

Jyoti: Thanks for the lovely comment.
Sandeepa: It means a lot coming from you. Thanks and have a great time with friends.