Monday, February 15, 2010

Shrimp thoran/Konchu thoran/ Chemmen Thoran

Today's recipe is Konchu thoran.Its a different style of konchu curry.It's really tasty with rice and also its very easy to prepare . if u have shrimp on stock just try it today .We prefer to use uncooked shrimp that have more  taste compared to the frozen cooked one.You can find the fresh shrimp at almost all the Chinese shop..So if u already bought the cooked one don't forget to shop the uncooked one next time.Hope all of you tried my shrimp fry recipe...We really liked the taste.Just try this sure you will enjoy the new taste.
    Cost of the item : 7.99 usd/30-40 shrimps in a bag
    Cooking time : 20-30 minutes

    Shrimp/Konchu : 1 pound
    Ginger : 1 medium size sliced into small pieces
    Pearl Onion/Red Onion: 10-15 nos/1 medium size
    Coconut : 1 small cup
    Green chili: 3 nos
    Chili Powder : 2 tsp
    Banana pepper: 1 no
    Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
    Small Onion : 5 nos or small slice of medium red onion

For Seasoning:
    Oil : 2 tsp
    Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp
    Curry leaves: 4 leaves

Step 1 : Dice the onion into small pieces.Cut the green chili into 2        pieces.Cut the banana pepper into small pieces.Clean and cut the shrimp into 2 pieces if the shrimps are big enough.

Step 2 : Crush the coconut,Green Chili,Onion (small portion) with Turmeric and Chili powder.

Step 3 : Heat Oil in a pan,Add mustard seeds,once it started spluttering add red chili and curry leaves.then add the ginger, just saute for  sometime add the banana pepper and onion pieces.. saute well.

Step 4 : Add the shrimp into the mix and sauté for some time. once shrimp gets light read color add the coconut mix into it. mix all the
ingredients, add salt too. Stir well.

Step 5: Add 1 cup of water into the mix. Let it cook about 10 minutes in  medium heat until the shrimp gets cooked.
         The Delicious shrimp thoran is ready to serve.

    Points to ponder:
  •      If you want to make gravy dish, add 1 1/2 - 2 cup of water.  
  •      Use coconut oil for cooking it will make the dish more tastier
  •    Use the pearl onions .If u do not have it in stock use the red     onion     The  pearl onion will give more taste to the dish.

4 Said:

Malar Gandhi said...

Shrimps looks very spciy and inviting...yeah' all I need is steamed rice to go with this. Hmmm, now I really need to shop for 'uncooked fresh shrimps'...bit hard in area, but will figure it out...

BTW, I used just plain basmati rice' I really don't pay attention to the brands so much, dear...I am living in a country side' so no Indian grocery stores nearby, I have limited choice' and I buy anything that is available here:)

Suhaina said...

Looks very delicious. Goes very well with rice. Just love it. I am drooling.

asha said...

my husband fav nonveg. i'll dsefinitly try this... luks great

Unknown said...

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