Friday, July 17, 2020

Garlic and Coriander Prawns

We are facing unprecedented time with a pandemic. Covid-19 pandemic is teaching us all to be more understanding, accommodating and kind to each other. These days, while we all are in lockdown/homebound in some or other way or may be self-isolating, I would like to assume that staying in home can be daunting, if not easy for you all. It becomes tiring amidst juggling office and kid’s school work from home, care giving to children and elders and top of that cooking, cleaning and doing all home chores. But let me remind you the blessings; we have home, food on table and this accounts for being humble and thankful to almighty.

The amount of social media interactions that am seeing these days is enormous. Meanwhile, I do understand that you all are trying to keep up with each other through various social media accounts or video calling etc., but sometimes this itself may lead to stress and anxiety with so many varied points of views, information and social media posts.

If you don’t feel comfortable regarding reliability of some information, you don’t need to share it or forward it to others. If you don’t feel like interacting with many friends or well-wishers, then you don’t have to and it’s not compulsory. Interactions should be a pleasure rather than a chore.

It’s absolutely fine if you find solace in painting or reading a book or going for a walk or going for a Jog or exercising or meditating, but still you don’t feel like updating every damn details of your personal life on social media accounts. You don’t need validations from outside. The stimulus should reside within you. It should start within you. Anyhow, do things which suits your pace and interests and enjoy as it is. On a hopeful note, things will improve and you all will have varied stories to tell or recall later on.

I have been listening to these two Indian bands and have liked their work. The Local Train and Desert Rock and found they have those 80’s rock vibes. Another artist that caught my attention during this time is Yiruma -his Piano work leaves me spellbound.

Now to my cooking, I have cooked many dishes, but just didn’t feel like updating it here. I have made these garlic prawns many moons ago and it turned out great.

These garlic and coriander prawns are great as sides. They can be part of an appetizer menu as well. A well-balanced blend of spices and delectable prawns are ready. Now to the recipe

Garlic and Coriander Prawns 

Recipe requirements (serves 2-3)

Prawns- 200 gms

½ tsp of turmeric powder

1 tsp of red pepper powder

1 tsp of garlic powder

1 tsp of dried coriander leaves or ½ cup of freshly chopped leaves

½ tsp of salt

2-3 tbs of cooking oil


Clean and devein prawns. Marinate them with turmeric powder and salt.

In a small bowl, mix in red pepper powder+garlic powder+dried coriander leaves with 1 -2 tsp of water.

Put a sauté pan on heat. Add in cooking oil.

Add in marinating prawns and the masala paste frying for 1-2 mints at med-low.

Cover and let it cook for 6-7 mints at medium flame. Take out and serve.

Happy Cooking Friends and have a relaxing weekend.Take precautions while going out and stay safe everyone.