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SPICY STIR FRIED PRAWNS

Ingredients:
Prawns - 12 (about 500 gms)
Oil for frying
Garlic - 1 tbsp (chopped)
Ginger root - 1 tbsp (chopped)
Shallots - 1 tbsp (chopped)
Hot bean paste - 1 tsp
Rice wine or dry sherry - 1 tbsp
Tomato ketchup - 4 tbsp
Salt -1/2 tsp
Sugar -1 tbsp
MSG - 1 tsp
Water - 3 tbsp
Corn flour -1 tsp

Method:

  • Peel prawns; rinse and devein; drain.
  • Heat oil for deep frying; deep fry prawns 2 minutes over high heat; remove and drain.
  • Remove all but 2 tbsp oil from pan; reheat and stir fry chopped garlic, ginger root and shallots until fragrant; add hot bean paste, rice wine or sherry and tomato ketchup and stir fry 1/2 minute; add prawns and salt, sugar, MSG, water and cornflour and when mixture begins to boil, add 1tbsp oil and toss lightly to mix ingredients and coat prawns with sauce;remove and portion onto serving plate.
  • Serve.


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Dondakaya Masala (Gherkins Masala) curry

Ingredients:
Dondakayalu - 250gms
Onions - 2
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Tamarind juice - 2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4tsp
Salt to taste


For Masala paste:
Peanuts -1 tbsp, Red Chillies - 3 no.'s, Gingely seeds - 1tbsp, Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp, coconut powder - 1tbsp,  cumin seeds - 1 tsp


Method:
Cut the onions into small pieces. Slit the dondakayalu into 4 long pieces. Dry roast all the masala ingredients and grind to make fine powder. Heat the oil add jeera when it crackles add onions. Fry onions for 5 minutes add dondakayalu, turmeric and salt. Cook for another 5 minutes the add the masala powder, tamarind juice and some water. Cook the curry till the oil floats. This curry goes well with rice and roti.