SHRIMPS IN A GREEN CURRY BASE
(Medium sized Shrimps simmered in a coriander and mint gravy - The fresh taste of coriander and mint forms an excellent starter or appetiser to a great meal)
Serves 6 Time required: 45 minutes
1 kg medium size prawns
2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste
4 green chilies 6 tablespoons coriander leaves
2 tablespoons mint leaves
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
A one inch piece of Cinnamon bark
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons oil
2 onions sliced finely
Grind the green chilies, coriander leaves, mint, cinnamon, cloves, and cumin seeds to a smooth paste in a blender.
Heat oil in a suitable pan and fry the onions till golden brown.
Add the ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder and fry for a few minutes, then add the ground paste and salt and mix well. Keep frying on low heat till the oil separates from the mixture. Add the Shrimps and cook for around 7 or 8 minutes till the Shrimps are cooked and the gravy is very thick.
Serve as a side dish or as a starter