Miss those rainy afternoon lunches when we would sit down for long slow lunches. Anyway, here's my personal adaptation. It's extremely simple to make, relies on the natural flavours of the spices to make the dish stand out and is great if you have a cold. Let me know if you try it.
Ingredients (Serves -2, Approximate cooking time-1 hr)
- Prawns (shelled and deveined) - 250 gm
- Mustard seeds- 4 tbsp (more if you are adventurous)
- Green chillies- 8
- Mustard Oil- 4 tbsp
- Grated coconut (optional)- 3-4 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- Banana leaves- If you can get them for wrapping the prawns-2 large
Soak the mustard seeds in hot water for 2 hrs. Grind half of the chillies to a paste. Add salt and the mustard seeds. Grind to a smooth paste.
Bake in the oven at 200 C for 30 mins.
- Picked this one up from my cousin. When grinding the mustard seeds, it is recommended that you add a pinch of salt as otherwise the paste takes on a bitter taste.
- If you want, you could add a pinch of turmeric and red chili powder with the marinade in the beginning. Lends colour and masks a bit of the fishy smell.