Everyday food gets a bit boring some times. Even though its healthier to eat roti, sabji, dal, chawal sometimes we crave for some thing spicy to jazz up a simple meal. These shrimps are ready in just 10 minutes. They also taste great with drinks and can be served as snacks.If you have kashmiri mirch powder or paprika, use that to get a better color. I did not have it this time, or you can get a vibrant red color to the shrimps.
12-15 medium sized shrimps, peeled and deveined (I get the ones from Costco which are already peeled and deveined)
For the marination
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp garlic paste
salt to taste
1 tsp mustard seeds
7-8 curry leaves torn
3 dried red chilies broken
3-4 green chillies chopped in big pieces
a pinch of hing
1 tblsp oil
1 tblsp lemon juice
Marinate the prawns in the above for just 10 minutes. Never marinate seafood for long time.
Heat oil, add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add hing, red chilies, green chilies and curry leaves. Fry for a minute.
Then add the prawns and cook on one side for two minutes, then turn them an cook for another 2 mins.
Remove them in a serving dish and add lemon juice and coriander leaves.
Serve hot. I even make them ahead of time and just heat them for 30 secs in the microwave.