Friday, October 12, 2012

Chettinad Eral Kuzhambu & My Guest Post For Sangeetha

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Chettinad Eral Kuzhambu :
It is such a lovely honour to do a guest post on one of my favorite blog , Recipe Excavator.  When Sangeetha asked me for a guest post, I was so glad. She is a such a lovely person and a wonderful blogger. I love her neat presentation and inspiring recipes. 
Thanks a bunch Sangeetha for inviting me over to your place..!
Recipe is Chettinad Eral Kuzhambu.  Sure this traditional and mouthwatery recipe will tingle your tastebuds...!
Hop over to Sangeetha’s space for the recipe..!
·         Prawn / Shrimp / Eral            - 300 g
·         Drumstick                             - 1
·         Onion                                   - 1
·         Garlic                                   - 4 to 5 pods
·         Green chilly                          - 1
·         Tomato                                - 2
·         Gingely Oil (or) Cooking oil    - 2 to 3 tbsp
·         Mustard                                  -  ¼ tsp
·         Cumin seeds                           -  ½ tsp
·         Fenugreek seeds                    - ½ tsp
·         Curry leaves                            - 6 to 8 no;s
·         Turmeric pwd                           - ¼ tsp
·         Red chilly pwd                         - 1 tsp
·         Coriander pwd                        - 2 tsp
·         Thick tamarind pulp                 - 4 tbsp
·         Jaggery                                 - 2 pinch
·         Coconut paste                        - 4 tbsp
·         Salt to taste
·         Fresh coriander leaves
1.   Peel, de-vein and clean the prawns thoroughly and keep aside.
2.   Chop drumstick, onion, tomato to fine slices.
3.   Heat oil in a kadai / pan and temper with mustard, cumin seeds, fenugreek & curry leaves.
4.   Add chopped onion, garlic, green chilly and fry them till transculent.
5.   Add in the finely chopped tomatoes and sauté well.
6.   Now add drumsticks and combine well.
7.   Add cleaned prawns and sauté in together.
8.   Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, coriander pwd and salt.
9.   Mix well. Allow the prawns to get cooked in the masala.
10.Once the masala thickens and let out oil, add thick tamarind juice, water and jaggery.
11. Keep the flame in simmer for 6 to 7 mins and cook covered.
12.Add the ground coconut paste and boil for 2 more minutes.
13.Now you can see,  oil floats on top of the thick curry.
14.Time to turn off flame.
15.Transfer Eral Kuzhambu to  serving bowl with fresh coriander leaves garnishing.
16.It makes an awesome combo with white rice & pappadam.
Try this tasty recipe, sure you’ll love it..:)
Have a great day..:)
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·       Shrimp Biryani
·       Prawn Masala Curry
·       Prawn Fry
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  1. Wow! such a delicious and colorful looking dish with drumsticks! awesome!

  2. Nice vibrant color with delicious flavors ¡!!!!!!!

  3. Very very tasty, I hope Sangeetha appreciated!

  4. my mum made this at home today! ITs so delish!!

    Cherry Lane xoxo

  5. mouth watering curry dear...will sure try after this puratasi month it...

  6. OMG.. mouth watering here.. looks super delicious :)
    Indian Cuisine

  7. delicious ...join me in Fast Food event - Vermicilli

  8. Delicious curry recipe love it.

  9. oohh im drooling here...finger-licking good :)

  10. Delish especially with a bowl of rice!

  11. jay whenevr i enter into ur blog definitely it vl be filling for my tummy....yes all r gr8 choices...tis s yummy dear

  12. Hi Jay
    Looks yummy ! But alas I am a veggie :( Want to enjoy an Italian pizza? See my latest post. Have a great week end. Ram

  13. This is delicious! I will flood my rice with the kuzhabu and eat with a happy smile on my face :)

  14. Delicious and inviting ! Will need more steamed rice with this dish ! :D

  15. Awesome gravy

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