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Prawn Roast / Eral Varuval

Prawn Roast / Eral Varuval
Prawn Roast / Eral Varuval

Prawn Roast / Eral Varuval is a dish where the prawn / shrimp is cooked crispy and crunchy outside and soft and juicy inside. I use to prepare this Prawn Roast / Eral Varuval very often at home, as it takes just 20 mins on the whole, this can be prepared for lunch box or even in a hurry burry.

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Prawn Roast / Eral varuval goes out well with rasam and steamed rice, Dal curry or paruppu kulambu and steamed rice or Mor Kulambu / Buttermilk curry and steamed rice. Give a try and share the feedback…

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Prawn Roast / Eral Varuval

Takiing this to Fiesta Friday #211  hosted by Angie@the novicegarderner.

Ingredients:

  • Prawns / Shrimp / இரால் – ½ kg
  • Red chilli powder / மிளகாய் பொடி – 1 ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder / மல்லி பொடி – 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder / சீரக தூள் – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder / மஞ்சள் தூள் – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves / கறிவேப்பிலை –  a sprig
  • Onion / வெங்காயம் – ½ no (medium size)
  • Garlic / பூண்டு – 4 cloves
  • Coriander stalks / மல்லி தழை – 3 nos
  • Salt / உப்பு – ½ tso
  • Oil / எண்ணெய் – 2 tsp

Preparation:

  • Clean and wash the prawns.
  • Take all the spice powders together in a wide mouth bowl along with salt.
  • Add the prawns / shrimp to the bowl, and mix it well. Let it rest for 15 mins
  • Meanwhile, peel and finely chop the onion, garlic and coriander stalks, keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan / tawa, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the marinated prawns along with the marinate.
  • Cover and cook in medium flame for 3 mins.
  • Remove the lid, turn the sides of the prawns, cover the lid and cook in medium flame for another 4 mins.
  • Remove the lid and cook in medium flame until the prawns become dry.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves, remove it from fire.

Serve hot. Goes out well as a side dish with steamed rice and any vegetarian curry (kulambu).

Creamy Fish Soup recipe / How to make Meen Soup at home / Winter recipes

Creamy Fish Soup recipe / How to make Meen Soup at home / Winter recipes

Creamy fish soup is a delicious and perfect non-vegetarian soup for dinner, because of its creamy, little spicy and aromatic flavor. Creamy fish soup can be prepared in just 10 mins if you have you fish stock ready, else it would take 20 mins to prepare. In tamil we call it as “Meen soup”, Also this meen soup is prepared with basic ingredients available in all Indian kitchens.

Soups are most comforting dish during winters and sick times. I am not a soup person, but there are times when I like to have soup paired with some bread toast. This fish soup / meen soup is my long wait recipe that I wanted to try at home, I have used 2 to 3 pieces of fish and then it was the pieces from head and bones. Usually I add fish head along with 1 or 2 tail pieces to the curry, but rest of the pieces would be fried, as our family likes to have fish fry more than the fish in curry. This Creamy fish soup is liked by the whole family and been a very comforting food for our sore throat, also perfect for winter and so glad to enroll this to my winter recipes. 

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Creamy Fish Soup recipe / How to make Meen soup / Winter recipes

The dish came into existence, when I had head pieces leftover at my refrigerator. This fish soup thick and creamy and mildly spiced with ginger and pepper, with the flavor of few winter veggies. This soup can be paired with bread toast or even this can be served along with steamed rice, but make sure to discard the bones. Such a drool and comfort food, give a try and share your feedback.

Taking this to Fiesta Friday 207 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Ingredients:

  • Fish stock:
    • Fish pieces (head and tail pieces) – ½ kg
    • Water – 1 ½ litres
    • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
    • Black pepper – ½ tsp
    • Coriander leaves – 3 stalks
    • Onion – 1 no
    • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Fish (boneless) – 200 gms
  • Potatoes – 2 nos (medium size)
  • Carrots – 1 no
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Tomato – ½ no
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Ginger – 1 no (1” inch stick)
  • Green chillies – 1 no
  • Coriander leaves – 2 stalks
  • Coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and roughly chop an onion and finely chop the other one and garlic, keep it aside.
  • Separate the coriander stalks and leaves, keep it aside.
  • Peel and slice (length-wise) the potatoes and carrots, keep it aside.
  • Chop the tomatoes, slit the green chillies and keep it aside.
  • Preparing Fish stock: Heat 1 ½ litres of water, add roughly chopped onions, fish head and tail pieces, add crushed cumin seeds and black pepper along with roughly chopped coriander stalks and salt. Let it boil for 15 mins or until the fish pieces are cooked well. Strain the fish stock and remove the other.
  • Heat a sauce pan or heavy bottomed vessel, add butter, onions, ginger and garlic, cook until they turn transparent.
  • Add the carrot, potato and boneless fish pieces, cook for few min and pour in the strained fish stock, cook until the carrots and potatoes become tender.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and sprinkle pepper powder and salt, cover and bring it to boil.
  • Pour in the lemon juice.
  • Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and remove from fire.

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Serve hot. Goes out well with toasted bread or with steamed rice.

 

Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Herb rice is one such easy, quick and delicious lunch or dinner ideas that can be prepared for lunch box or parties. Eating rice in the same way (steamed with some stew/curry) is boring at times, but in spite of all these, there are few people who want to eat rice and go for biryani or pulao. So this rice is very helpful at those times, with very few ingredients. I have induced prawns, you can substitute them with chicken or vegetables or even serve it as plain herb rice.

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Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Prawn Herb Rice has good aroma, since it’s prepared with butter, and Dried Italian herbs like oregano, thyme and rosemary. It melts in mouth with little crunchiness of the prawn, this would be a best for kids lunch box, as they would like them to the core. Also you can make use the leftover rice from lunch for a yummy dinner with this Prawn Herb Rice. Let me share the recipe…

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Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Also check out our Indian style Prawn rice and Buttery Prawn Head Rice

Ingredients:

  • Prawn – 200 gms
  • Steamed Rice – 2 ½ cup (1 cup – 160 ml)
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Butter – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Italian herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary) – 1 tsp (all together)
  • Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Salt – 1 ¼ tsp or as per your taste

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions and garlic into fine pieces. Slit the green chilli to equal halves.
  • Melt butter in a very heavy bottomed vessel, add onions and garlic, cook until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Add the green chill, prawn, Italian herbs, salt and half the amount of black pepper powder, cook in medium flame for 5 mins or until the prawn is cooked.
  • Add the rice, followed by the leftover black pepper powder and cook in medium flame for another 5 mins or until the rice combines well.
  • Remove it from fire.

Serve hot with any Gravies like Prawn Potato Gravy or Curd Chicken.

Note: I have been using smaller size prawns in this recipe, you can make use of size of your choice, but the small ones are preferably suitable.