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MANGALORE PRAWN CURRY / YETTI GASSI

Nostalgia : A sentiment or a wistful yearning for the happiness felt in a former time ,place or situation.

Nostalgia is always connected deeply to food memories…atleast in my case. Every dish I cook on a special day or in a special mood definitely has some emotions behind it. I did my graduation from St’Agnes college, Mangalore. So many beautiful memories are still alive and kicking in my mind around Mangalore.The carnivorous me was unlucky to be living in a vegetarian hostel. So every Sunday was looked forward for that restaurant visit to relish the non vegetarian delicacies I was missing throughout the week. Mangalore Prawn curry was one of those favorites of mine. I could order it only on Sunday with a full pocket money status. Today I am cooking Yetti Gassi for lunch and my mind is wondering around the giggles and innocence of my friends. I am so glad that many of us are living in the same city now and are able to get together once in a while.

Recipe of Mangalore Prawn curry /Yetti Gassi.

serves 3 to 4

cooking time 20 minutes

level : Medium difficulty

Spicy

Ingredients

Mangalore special prawn curry.

Spicy and delicious !

Recipe

Ingredients Marinate 500 gms cleaned prawns in turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp black pepper powder,salt

Spice powders

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

2 tsp coriander seeds

10 dried red chillies ..

(less spicy ones…or remove the seeds inside )

masala paste

5 cloves chopped garlic,

1 inch chopped ginger

one big tomato chopped

1 teaspoon spoon tamarind paste

2 table spoons coconut oil

1/2 tsp black mustard seeds

3 green chillies slit

10 curry leaves

one big onion finely chopped

1 cup thick coconut milk

3 table spoons coconut paste ground in mixie using a little water

salt to taste

Watch my video which shows the entire cooking procedure. Click on the link herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlUmz-pihYE&t=69s

How to make Yetti Gassi /Mangalore prawn curry.

  1. Marinate prawns in salt,turmeric powder and 1/4 tsp black pepper powder.
  2. Heat 1 table spoon oil in a kadai and fry cumin ,coriander seeds and redchillies.
  3. Add a little water into the 2. mixture and grind to a smooth paste.4.Add chopped onions,tomatoes,garlic and ginger to the mixer along with the ground paste in the above step.
  4. Heat 2 table spoon in a wok/kadai and add slit green chillies to it. Now add the ground wet masala 3. into the oil. Add tamarind paste to it. check the salt a.
  5. Now add the marinated prawns into the kadai .Mix well and check the salt.
  6. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes
  7. Now add coconut paste to it and cook for a minute.
  8. Add coconut milk and mix well. Once the curry comes to a boil, simmer for another 5 minutes.
  9. Tempering: Curry is ready . Now heat one tsp oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds to it. Let it crackle and add curry leaves.Add this entire thing to the curry .Mix well and enjoy.Serve with White rice , akki roti or roti .

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Non Veg Dishes Sea on my table

Karimeen fry/Pearlspot fry.The easiest recipe ever.

A scene from my north Malabar home at 11.30 am.

Meen Kittiya? (Did you get some fresh fish for lunch?) _ A usual dialogue in the household repeated every afternoon .

Karimeen /Pearlspot fry. An absolute favorite of seafoodies!

The mother or the person responsible for kitchen eagerly waits for the fish delivery like a daily ritual. Without fish, how can our staple diet of rice, veggies, fish curry/fry be complete? We coastal people are absolutely in love with seafood and we are seriously committed to our relationship with it. We are ready to take those extra efforts of cleaning and cooking the fish at any cost.I was born and brought up in Payyanur, Kannur district ,Kerala. Marrying a defense officer had lead to spending my life in almost the entire country . I am grateful for the exposures to the food culture every state had offered me .I loved their regional cuisines and food cultures too. But fish and rice stayed with me like a forever love.

Food is not rational.Food is culture,habit,craving and identity.

Fish curry or fry is like a deep sentiment for me than just a dish. Have you noticed how strongly food memories influence our emotions?! My heart is like a slave to flavors. Good food can lift my spirit even from darkest moods. There is no better experience than a well cooked home meal. So here I am sharing the simplest fish fry recipe for the people who wants to fry fish quickly in their kitchen. I used pearlspot/karimeen in this recipe. But any fish can be cooked using the same recipe.

Recipe for Karimeen fry

Ingradients

karimeen or any fish fillet : 2 pieces

shallots : 6 nos

garlic : 5

curry leaves : 2 strands

ginger : 1 inch piece

turmeric powder : 1/4 teaspoon

kashmiri red chilli powder : 1 teaspoon

lemon juice : 1 table spoon

salt to taste

oil : for frying the fish on tawa : 3 table spoons

Method:

grind chopped ginger,garlic and curry leaves in a mixie . Add red chilli powder, turmeric ,salt and lemon juice into the ground paste. Marinate the fish in this paste for 30 minutes . Shallow fry the marinated fish on tawa.

Fish fry is quickly ready in your kitchen. Enjoy!You can watch my Youtube video on this recipe here! Do watch , cook and have fun!!!