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Sunday, 26 April 2009

LauChingri / Shrimp and Gourd Curry

  • Gourd or Lau : 500 gms ( it's skin peeled off and cut into small cubes )
  • 1 Potato : cut into pieces
  • Shrimp : 250 gms.
  • Ginger-red chilly paste : 2tsp
  • Cummin(1/2tsp),Corriander(1/2tsp) and Black Pepper(1/4tsp) : made into a paste
  • Tomato Puree : 2tsp
  • Mustard oil :4tsp
  • Ghee : 2tsp
  • Garam Masala : 1tsp
  • One Bay-leaf and 1/2 tsp cummin seeds
  • Green Chillies.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Turmeric Powder.
  • Sugar : 3tsp.
Boil the gourd (lau) for 2 minutes. Set aside. Fry the potato in oil and add bay-leaf and cummin seeds to splatter. Add ginger-chilly paste and tomato puree in it. Then add the shrimp and the boiled gourd together. Add salt, turmeric powder and sugar in succession. Add a little water. Bring to boil. Add the masala paste. Add ghee and garam masala from top.

Serve with hot rice.

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