Monday, December 13, 2010

Charred Tawa Prawns



Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you've wondered . . . what do snowmen do at night?
What do these little snow people do when we tuck ourselves cozy in our bed ....... Have you ever wondered if all the snowman march up to the neighborhood park for a little "Snowman' get together. Do they slide down the slopes of snow and throw snow balls at each other. Or do they accompany Santa on his sledge and go distributing gifts to all the cute angels on earth.
Mr Gavin took us to a wonderland of fantasy as he read out this hilarious story of 'Snow Man in the Night' to his students. I was one of the lucky audiences of Mr Gavin's Story telling group. My friend's 6 year old had invited me to be a part of Snowman's Night Celebration at his school this weekend. We did a little scrap book on snowman later in his classroom. This super creative fella made a Snowman Baby and a Snowman Mommy ...... Can you be any better creative than him. I loved watching him doing his little Snowman family.
I felt like I was back to school after all these years. He was excited to show me his school. Cut outs of Snow Man adored every nook and corner of the school. The school cafeteria served hot chocolates and there was cookies for everyone. What better than dunking some cookies in hot chocolate while watching lil brats run and play all around you. Ahh I was loving every moment of it and wished if time could come to a halt.
As we walked out after the event we saw flurries all over. The night could not get any better....... Kids were sticking their tongues out to feel the cold cottony snow ..... I knew it was going to snow ....... an indication of 'Snowman Night'.
I remembered the little snowman I had made last winter and how he looked distorted the next morning with a crooked grin. Well now I know what Snowman do at night :-)

My Snowman family with their sledge and reindeer :-)

Well this Charred Masala Tawa Prawns are a HIT ..... Perfect Appetizer for a cold snowy eve when you want to have some quick fix meal.


Preparation Time 20 minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients
Big Shrimps/ Prawns - 14 nos
Chopped Onion - 1/3 cup
Garlic Clove - 1
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Cinnamon Stick - 1 inch
Cumin seeds - 1/3 tsp
Red Dry Chili - 2
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
Salt per taste
Oil for cooking

Method of Preparation

1 Wash and de vein the shrimps/ prawns leaving only the tail. Pat dry and sprinkle some turmeric and salt. Keep aside
2 Make a smooth paste of Onion, ginger, garlic, dry red chili, cinnamon and cumin seeds in the blender and adding very little water or no water.
3 Add this mixture to the shrimps/ prawns and mix well. Add a little oil too while mixing.
4 Drizzle a little oil on a frying pan. When hot add the marinated shrimps/ prawns. Fry on medium-high heat till the masala on each side is a little charred.
5 Remove from heat and add a little lemon juice over it.

Serving Tips
Serve warm as an appetizer.

23 comments:

Priya said...

Am just drooling here...charred tawa prawns makes me hungry..snowman looks soo cute..

Kairali sisters said...

Drooling here too..Mouthwatering prawns fry...

Sulagna said...

Loved your write-up and the snowman family :)

Torviewtoronto said...

thank you Satrupa
love the snow family shrimps like this would be lovely for a cold day :)

s said...

yum...excellent. and enjoyed reading ur post as well.

GB said...

Love the snowman family; and the shrimps look perfect for days we can't barbecue in! The charred crust looks awesome....

Pavithra said...

Wow the dish is yummy next loved ur snow man family.. so cute....

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow looks and sounds yummy...I luv prawns

Sushma Mallya said...

That looks mouthwatering...

MiniBinoy said...

a recipe worth trying !! great settings n clicks too Satrupa

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Satrupa
Thats a great write up on snow man and the smile next morning!!!
I like this charring business, Hummm!!! must try soon. I have lots of Tiger prawns in stock. I only clean them just before cooking.
I also take note of using Cinnamon...and no other garam masala. I think it has a great flavor...Cumin+ cinnamon...sounds great...
Have a nice week
ushnish bhai

Anu said...

So yummy and tempting...lovely blog and happy to follow your blog.

Akila said...

wow what a lovely prawns dear.... i always love prawns in any format..... this one makes my mouth watery..... bookmarked....

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Regards,
Akila

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Kalyani said...

wow looks delicious ..............

PreeOccupied said...

Cute! I love some char on my meat. It just enhances the flavors so much. Nothing competes with the grill char, but this is what you can do on a tava - this time of the year. :-) The shrimps look mouthwatering.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

so very cute i wish the snow man walks to me and gives me presents haha and lovely pic of snow family....charring seems to nice idea on a cold, will it not make prawns dry and chewy?

Satrupa said...

@ Ananda ..... The masala smeared on the prawns are very less and since it is cooked on medium high heat, the masala gets charred quickly making the prawns flavorful without making it chewy n rubbery. I

R said...

luv to read ur posts, they r certainly food for thought :) hmm what do snowmen do at night?!! nice recipe, charring does bring out distinct flavor in the food... nice.

Suja Sugathan said...

Really mouthwatering ..superb
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Love,
Suja

Jay said...

yes..I like them..makes me feel hungry now da..
Tasty appetite

Satrupa said...

Thanks everyone for dropping by .......

Authenticoriyafood said...

Nice write-up and lovely prawns !!!

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