Saturday, 27 April 2013

Prawn pollichathu (cooked with spices in banana leaf)- A guest post for Manju's Eating Delights

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Manju of Manju's Eating Delights and I don't go a long way back, but it feels like I've known her forever. I only recently started following her blog posts and I must say I'm hooked. We are facebook friends and needless to say, you invariably end up being a part of each others food journey, and even life. She's a pro at cake decorating (seriously, check out this Carousel Cake she made for a birthday) and is a friendly and cheerful person. I hope that some day I get to meet her in person and maybe even taste a dish or two made by her. While she's busy setting up her new home, I'm taking over her page today to share a lil something I made. 
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I am not too much of a seafood fan, or should I say, I WAS not a seafood fan, because these days I do indulge in a seafood of choice once in a while, which is mostly fish that is masala-fied so much it hardly tastes like fish. I know its sacrilegious to even say that, but sadly that's what works. Prawns are a different story altogether. I have never had an aversion to it, well, my husband would roll his eyes at this. But I can usually handle any prawn prep, except when its just boiled, like in a prawn cocktail. Ok fine, you can say I'm a fussy eater and a pseudo foodie :)
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Coming to the prawn pollichathu recipe, its an absolutely delicious prep and a crowd pleaser. Don't be put off by the crazy list of ingredients, its really not that difficult at all. Banana leaves impart that special taste to the whole prep, but I understand that its not readily available everywhere. I myself usually just use aluminium foil in its place, but this time I wanted to give banana leaves a try and had to go all the way to the Indian store to get myself a batch. I cleaned and froze a couple of them in a zip lock bag for future use.

Hope you enjoy this mallu dish, and thanks to manju for having me over at her space. Check out the recipe here

15 comments:

Raksha said...

nice post

Manju said...

Thanks a lot Nisha for the guest post and such a unique and awesome dish :-)

Poornima Nair said...

This is awesome Nisha, just thinking of all the aromas when you open that pack is making me drool.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Awesome looking prawn preparation.
Deepa

Rafeeda AR said...

gosh... that looks really so good... yummy....

Priya Suresh said...

Irresistible and definitely a droolworthy prawn pollichathu, who can resist to this dish,beautiful guest post..

Shruti said...

Nisha, first time here. Gorgeous styling!

easyfoodsmith said...

Yum! These look delicious. Heading over to Manju's blog :-)

Kankana Saxena said...

There is a bengali dish called 'paturi' where fish is wrapped in banana leaf and cooked almost how you did it. We spice it up with mustard seeds. I really should make that sometime. It's been soooo long since I last had that :)

Revathi said...

Totally new to me....nice one

Turmeric n Spice said...

Gorgeous Nisha !

Nilu A said...

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Frabisa-Isabel La cocina de Frabisa said...

Congratulate you, am I fascinated with tus beautiful pictures!

Indu said...

I love meen polichathu, and I am sure this is a 100 times better. Super yum post!

Indugetscooking

Poornima Krishnan said...

Made this with prawns and ooh...definitely making it again and again. Love your recipes.....