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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Prawn is a versatile seafood, prawn can be added to any recipes like fry, curry, thoran( poriyal) or to rice preparations. This Chettinad Prawn Keerai Poriyal is a popular dish, its a custom in our home to add prawns to any kinds of poriyal( thoran) or varuval( dry fry). Everyone from kids to adults love this side-dish, even adults or  kids who neglect eating greens( keerai) will love this greens preparation.
Prawn Greens stir fry
Ingredients
Prawns/ Shrimp- 250 gms( 1/2 pound) 
( small sized prawns are preferred, if medium sized prawns were available, cut each prawns into half)
Any type of Greens( Keerai)- 1 bunch
( we can use ponnanganni keerai, palak( spinach), arai keerai, mulai keerai etc)
Onions medium( sliced)- 1
Red chilli powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil- 2 tsp
Mustard seeds/ Vadagam- 1 tsp
Shredded fresh coconut- 1/4 cup


Prawn Keerai Thoran( Poriyal)
Method
Heat oil in a pan, when oil is hot add the mustard seeds/ vadagam and allow to crackle. 
Now add the chopped onions and fry until onion turns light color.
Next add prawns and fry until prawns become pale in color. 
Now add the chopped greens, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and required salt. 
Add 1/4 cup of water to the pan and cover the pan with lid. 
Reduce the heat and cook the greens until tender.
When the greens are cooked, increase the heat, add the shredded coconut and fry until the greens are dry. Serve hot with steamed rice or roti.

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