Neeta and I have been good friends since childhood. She’s a super mom of an 8 year old boy, Samik and a 6 year old girl, Saniya. In addition to being her kids’ favorite cook, she is a writer of a very informative blog called Amazing Resources! It’s a blog about her and her kids’ adventures and their amazing finds. She puts in a lot of effort – researching through various media and diging out some really amazing deals that she shares with everyone through her blog. I call it a one-stop shop – it has fun activities for kids and  great ideas for moms about stuff do with kids.  Visit her blog! I’m sure you will find some truly amazing resources there!

My friend Vasanti has invited me today on the occasion of friendship day to share a favorite recipe of mine . So I began to think about my favorite foods and it all came down to the food I grew up on . The comfort food that makes you  feel closer to home while being so far away.  This is a curry my mom would make for me growing up .  So to all the readers of this wonderful blog I offer you this very special concoction from my mom’s kitchen – Shrimp Green Curry .And since I am visiting India right now I really did make it in my mom’s kitchen. It is  really simple, fast to prepare and delicious to eat.  It has a bit of a Goan influence with  a base of coconut green chutney.

-Neeta

shrimp green curryIngredients:

Shrimp (½ kg or 1 lb)

Coconut grated  1cup

Garlic paste 1 tsp

Ginger paste1 tsp

Green Chillies 7-8

Corriander leaves 1 cup

Turmeric 1tsp

Lemon Juice 2-3 tsp

Salt to taste

Method:

Marinate the shrimp in garlic ,ginger paste  and turmeric.

Grind together green chillies, corriander leaves, and coconut  adding water to make a chutney.

In a pan add a little oil and shallow fry the shrimp until half cooked.

Then add the ground chutney ,salt and water.

Let it simmer on low heat.

To bind the curry together make a paste of besan in water and add that to the curry.

The consistency of the curry should be a little bit on the thicker side.

Finally add lemon juice and enjoy with rice.

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One thought on “a special concoction from my mom’s kitchen – by Neeta

  1. Yummy. Mouthwatering Neeta, & sounds simple enough too. Should try sometime. :-))

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