Monday, May 31, 2010

Prawn Cabbage Curry

This cabbage curry is one of my favourites and a no fuss easy one. If you are familiar with Indian cooking, you can master this curry in no time.Traditionally it is prepared with small prawns found locally or with fish.
Cabbage Shrimp Curry is a steal from my mother's kitchen. Hope you will enjoy cooking and eating this curry as much as I do.
Preparation Time - 60 minutes
Serves - 4
Shredded Green Cabbage - 3 cups
Shrimps - 10 in number
Onion - 1 Medium size
Tomato - 1
Garlic - 4 Cloves
Ginger - 1 inch
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking
Method of Preparation
1 Shred Cabbage,wash and keep aside. Blend Onion,ginger,garlic and the cinammon in a mixer . Chop Tomatoes. Devein and clean Shrimps/Prawns, cut into smaller pieces.
2 Marinate Shrimp with half a spoon of turmeric and some salt. Fry till cooked. Keep aside.
3 Heat about 2 tbsp of cooking oil in a wide mouthed vessel. Add about 2 tbsp of the blended Onion Ginger Garlic Masala. Add salt turmeric and red chilli powder and cook till the oil starts separating from the masala. Combine the tomatoes to make a nice masala. Keep stirring, else the masala may stick to the bottom of the vessel.
4 Add the shredded cabbage to this cooked masala and blend well. Sprinkle some water if required.
5 Sprinkle the cumin powder and mix.
6 Cover and cook on medium heat till the cabbage is soft and throghly cooked.
7 Finish the curry by adding the fried shrimps and the garam masala.
Serving Tips
Serve hot with Rice or any bread ( Roti/Phulka/Paratha)
Make sure you stir the cabbage in regular intervals to prevent it from burning. Cook the masala well till the oil separates to prevent the raw masala smell.
Instead of Prawns/Shrimp, you may also fry fish,shred it and add to the curry. Add peas to the curry if you wish.


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