I am a great fan of shrimps and crabs. Even though I absolutely love my aayi’s dishes with these two, I like to try out any new dishes that comes my way. So while going through a Kannada magazine, this dish caught my fancy.
Uttara Kannada or North Kanara is a beautiful district in Karnataka state. My native is a part of this district. So obviously I get fascinated when I read something about this place. Since this place is very close to sea, seafood is very popular among many people here. I am constantly in search of these dishes as I feel I don’t know anything about non Konkani sea food dishes from Uttar Kannada. I covered most of the Konkani sea food dishes on this blog but I am yet to find others. So when I saw this dish, under the heading “Uttara Kannada Special”, I was very interested. I gave it a try immediately. We absolutely loved this.
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 tea spn chopped ginger
1/2 tea spn chopped garlic
1/4 tea spn tamarind extract or 1-2 pieces of tamarind
3-4 green chilies
3/4 cup coriander leaves
Heat oil and fry onion, ginger, garlic, green chilies till onions turn slightly brownish. Grind these with coconut, coriander leaves and tamarind.
Heat oil and fry shrimps till they turn whitish. Now add the paste, salt and cook till the gravy thickens and shrimps are completely cooked.
Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 15mins