Now we have settled completed in our new home. The good part is there is a very big wet market near to my new house. I had been there couple of days ago & picked up tiger prawns. I am so impressed with the variety of fish available in this market. So here after any day I can just walk up to this market & bring home the days fresh catch:)
Well I made Prawn Ghassi - Mangalorean dish with half a kilo. Ghassi is a semi thick gravy & is made in every Mangaloreans house. Ghassi can be made with any fish, meat or even vegetables. I was able to take a video recipe for this one. Although the video clarity is not so good but its watchable:) This is a very simple & tasty dish. Its a must try...
Cooking time - 20 mins
Cuisine- Indian Coastal
· 1/2 Kg Tiger prawns
· 1 cup fresh/frozen coconut pieces or grated
· 4 to 5 red dried chillies (if you can handle more, increase it)
· 1 tea spn coriander seeds
· 1/4 Tspn cumin seeds
· 1/4 tspn black pepper corn
· 1/4 Tspn Kashmiri red chili
· 1/4 tspn Turmeric powder
· 1 medium tomatoes chopped
· 2 slit green chili's
· 1 large onion chopped
· 1 cup of water
· 1/4 tspn sugar
· 2 Tbspn coconut oil (can use any oil)
· 1/ tspn Tamarind paste (optional)
· salt as per taste
· Coriander leaves to garnish
1. Dry roast red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin, Black pepper until fragrant.
2. Now along with coconut, turmeric, chili powder, grind this to a fine paste with 1/4 cup of water. Do not add too much water (This needs a good Indian mixer).
3. In a pan add coconut oil, fry onion & green chili until translucent.
4. To this now add in the ground masala paste, tomatoes & 1/4 cup of water. Close lid, cook this for about 5 to 8 minutes until the raw smell goes off & you see some oil floating on top or sides(On medium or low flame)
5. Add in salt, sugar & Prawns in this. Now cook for another 3 to 5 mins with lid closed. Add some water if required.
6. Turn off flame & garnish with coriander leaves. Prawn ghassi is ready.
Click here for video recipe