Juicy prawns curry made from cilantro, chillies and indian spices. Accompanied with bangda fry i.e. mackerels marinated in a spicy and tangy masala and shallow fried.
This recipe was shared with me by my dear friend Sahana J I am sure this is going to regular in my menu as it’s so simple to make.
The whole garam masalas roasted gives it an amazing flavor.
½ pound prawns
1 big bunch of cilantro
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp jeera/cumin
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp black peppercorns
4 garlic pods
Salt as per taste
Clean and marinate prawns with turmeric powder and salt.
Dry roast cumin seeds and coriander seeds.
Make a paste out of cilantro, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, peppercorns, garlic pods and salt.
In a pan hear oil and fry the masala well.
Let it cool and marinate the prawns in the masala for 30 mins.
At the end heat 1 tbsp of oil and fry the marinated prawns with masala for 10 minutes.
If you want consistency, you can add some warm water and boil it once.
Serve it hot with some rice.
Tip: If the masala turns out to be too spicy, you add some grated coconut and grind it again.
Bangda Fry/Shallow fried Mackarels
Being born and brought in Mumbai, I love seafood and especially the fragrance
Mackerels also know as bangda in hindi are very rare to find in bay area. The moment I saw them at ranch 99 I could visualize the amazing bangda fry…tangy and spicy..yum
1 bangda fish/mackerel chopped in pieces
5 kashmiri chillies
1 Tbsp fennel seeds
1 tsp cloves
1 Tbsp coriander seeds
1 Tbsp black pepper corns
1 Tbsp cumin seeds
6-7 garlic cloves
1 Tbsp oil
Sea salt to taste
Stems of fresh coriander
2 tsp vinegar
1 tsp turmeric powder
All the ingredients except the fish of course grind into a fine paste.
Marinate the fish in the paste for 30 minutes.
In a pan heat oil.
Cover the fish with some semolina and fry till crisp.
Serve it hot with fish curry rice.
This recipe is adapted from NDTV Cooks