One of the simplest prawns dish..I've seen my mom make..hence it was the first one i tried out after my marriage...:)
This is a kokani dish..you can make when you have unexpected guests at home...and you have some prawns and potatoes on hand.
So here's my mom's recipe for the same.
Serves: 4 to 5 people
500 gms prawns, cleaned and deveined
2 large potatoes, sliced as thick or thin as the prawns
2 large onions, finely chopped
2 tsp ginger garlic chilly paste
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp red chilly powder
Salt to taste
Coriander to decorate
Step 1 - Take a large bowl. Mix all ingredients except lemon and coriander well.
Step 2 - Take 2 tblsp oil in a flat vessel. When hot, add the mixed ingredients. Cover with a plate of water and cook till done, stirring just once or twice in between, to make sure it does not stick to the bottom. Do not over stir this. We dont want the potatoes to break down.
Step 3 - When done, squeeze one lime and decorate with coriander
Tastes best with chapatis.
You need to have the potatoes as thin as the prawns, as prawns tend to cook really quickly.
You can adjust the lemon as per your taste preference.
Squeeze the lemon only after the potatoes are nearly cooked. If you add it before hand, potatoes take a longer time to cook, which will lead to overcooked rubbery prawns.
Rack your brains!
Prawns contain lots of vitamin B, low in fat, rich in protein, zinc, iron and omega 3 fatty acids.
But they do contain a lot of cholestrol.