Oct 16, 2009

Shrimps Curry/ Sungata Ghasi

Its a tradition in Mangalore to eat fish on Diwali day and my in-laws follow this religiously. Where as at my mom's place we are strict vegetarians on this auspicious day and we dont even eat onion and garlic. This diwali was first diwali after my marriage, so had to keep up both the tradition. That's when Pr and I came out with this idea. He had sungata ghasi and I ate substituting cooked potatoes ;) instead of shrimps.

30-40 shrimps
1 cup grated coconut
5-7 red chillies
1/4 tea spoon tamarind extract
1/4 tea spoon asafoetida
1 table spoon coconut oil/any cooking oil
2 cups water

Grind coconut along with red chillies and tamarind extract into a smooth paste.
In a pan bring this paste to boil by adding 2 cups of water.
Add shrimps and cook on simmer.
Mix asafoetida with couple of spoons of water and add it to shrimps when they are are par cooked (80% cooked).
Add coconut oil, salt and boil it for 3-4 minutes.
Serve hot with rice.

Serves: 2
Preparation Time: 20 mins

Note: If you do not have coconut oil, add any cooking oil. Instead of shrimps you can also add cooked potatoes.

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