Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Shrimp and Eggplant Curry

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Shrimp Dishes | 0 comments

Recently I tried Shrimp curry with eggplant and it tasted really delicious. Since then I have been wanting to share this recipe. Since my husband is not a big lover of eggplant I didn’t want to cook this dish only for me. I waited for a good occasion and we had a party at our home recently. So I made this delicious Eggplant and Shrimp Curry on that day. It came out really good and tasty. I just love the flavor of eggplant in shrimp curry. And to my big surprise my husband loved it too. It’s definitely an easy recipe with a rich flavor.  After that I’ve made this curry couple of times for few friends and it always turned out to be sooper hit. Try this easy and delisious shrimp and Eggplant Curry and let me know...

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Spicy Shrimp Curry

Posted by on Jul 18, 2010 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Featured, Shrimp Dishes | 29 comments

Shrimp or prawn curry is one of the most popular  south India non-vegetarian dishes. I’ve learnt this recipe from my Mother-in-law. Her shrimp curry has to be the tastiest shrimp I’ve had. It goes very well chapathi, sambar rice and rasam. You can make this in different consistencies depending on your taste. You could make it as a gravy so it goes well with chapathi or naan or you could make it as a dry dish by leaving it in low heat for a long time. That’s how my husband likes it. have fun cooking this spicy shrimp curry and let me know if you try this recipe. Preparation Time : 45 minutes No of servings : 3-4 Spice level : 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Shrimp : 500gms (washed and cleaned) (deshelled) Onion : 1(large)(finely chopped) Tomatoes :2...

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Shrimp Biryani

Posted by on May 31, 2010 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Featured, Best of ST, Shrimp Dishes | 38 comments

In  my recent India trip, my sister (sujatha) cooked this biryani for me. Since then I become a big fan of it. The flavors are too good and not overpowering.  Recently I’ve tried this recipe and it came out very well. My sister made this biryani with prawn, but I don’t get prawn here. So I made it with shrimp. I love shrimp and I always wanted to try shrimp biryani. This recipe is very easy to make and it tastes as good as chicken biryani. Preparation Time: 45 minutes Serves: 3-4 Spice level: 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Shrimp : 500gms (washed and cleaned) (deshelled) Onion : 2 (medium) (Finely chopped) Basmati Rice : 2 cups (soaked for 20 minutes) Tomato : 2 (finely chopped) Fennel seeds : 2tsp Cinnamon : 1″ Cloves: 3 Bay leaves : 1...

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Curried Shrimp Skewers

Posted by on Jul 18, 2008 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Featured, Best of ST, Shrimp Dishes | 13 comments

Our good friends, Romie & Peter had invited us over for dinner. Romie had made several delicious dishes for us. She is an excellent cook and every time we go over to her place, I am looking forward to a new dish she would have made. And this time was no different. She had made multiple mouth watering dishes and I really loved perai (Kerala dish) and Curried Shrimp Skewers. I couldn’t resist to take pictures of them and share it with you all. And I am posting the Curried Shrimp Recipe here on behalf of her. I will be posting the Perai (kerala dish) recipe very soon. The first thing that struck me, probably you too, is the presentation. Doesn’t it look so inviting? Here is an awesome recipe and pictures from Romie’s kitchen. Ingredients: Raw Shrimp :...

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Seafood Paella (Traditional Spanish Recipe) and an Award

Posted by on Jun 24, 2008 in Rice dishes, Meat & Seafood Entrees, Featured, Best of ST, Shrimp Dishes | 19 comments

Paella is a traditional spanish dish. But it tastes almost like Indian Briyani. The speciality of paella is its used to cook in a special paella pan which is a large, shallow, flat pan. From Wikipedia, Paella is a typical Valencian rice dish from Spain. The origin of the name paella is in the Valencian for frying pan. This word in turn derives from Latin patella and is akin to French poêle, Italian padella, Old Spanish padilla and New Mexican Spanish puela. Paella is usually garnished with vegetables and meat or seafood. The three key ingredients are rice , saffron, and olive oil. An important part of the flavor comes from the addition of saffron and the sofrito, or the combination of tomatoes, and garlic (and sometimes peppers). if you are a vegan one can  substitute vegetables instead of...

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Spicy Shrimp Spaghetti

Posted by on Feb 8, 2008 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Shrimp Dishes | 15 comments

I am a big fan of Rachel Ray and love her 30 Minute Meals show a lot. She shows simple ways to make complex-looking entrees that too in 30 minutes. I love her cooking shows very much . If you have a very short time to make something nice, this Shrimp Spaghetti recipe will be an excellent choice for you. I have adapted this from Rachel Ray’s recipe and have a made it taste a little different and a bit more spicy. Trust me, it tastes really good! Preparation Time: 30 minutes No of servings: 3-4 Spice Level: 2 out of 5 Ingredients: Shrimp : 1 lb (Raw Shrimp – peeled ) Spaghetti : 1/2 lb (cooked) Garlic : 5 to 6 (finely chopped) Red pepper flakes : 1tbsp onion : 1 (medium) (finely chopped) Tomatoes : 3 (finely...

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Achari Prawn Masala

Posted by on Nov 14, 2007 in Meat & Seafood Entrees, Shrimp Dishes | 1 comment

Preparation time: 45 mins No. of Servings: 4-5 Spice level: 4 out of 5 Ingredients Shrimp : 15 (number) Onion : 3/4 big(chopped finely) Tomato : 1 (big) (chopped finely) Green chili : 1 (slit into four) Cumin seeds : 1/4tsp Fennel seeds : 1/4 tsp Mustard : 1/4 tsp Coriander Powder : 1/4 tsp Red chili powder : 1tsp (or according to your spice level) Ginger paste : 1/2 tsp Garlic paste :1/2 tsp Turmeric powder : a pinch Vinegar : 1tsp Oil : 50ml Salt : to taste Method of Preparation Heat oil add mustard seeds,allow mustard to crack ,add cumin seeds,fennel seeds,fry lightly. Add onion fry until light brown,add ginger paste and garlic paste fry until oil separates. Add turmeric,red chili powder,coriander powder,green chili strip, and tomato , saute for 10 minutes.add salt to taste. Add...

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