Recipe: Dry shrimps cooked with tomatoes and tomatillos !
Recipes using dry shrimp, dry salted fish, either you love these or simply hate them due to the smell of the dry shrimps..two extreme cases, I believe its a acquired taste and takes a while to like dishes with dry shrimps. I fall under the first category, being bought up closer to the Indian west coast, it is very natural to include seafood in the diet. Mostly the dry fish/shrimps are used during the monsoon or rainy season as most often fishing is not allowed or people don’t venture into seas during this time of the season.
Very simple and easy, the original recipe calls for raw tomatoes, but I use tomatillos as they look and taste like raw/green tomatoes plus they give a nice tangy flavor to the recipe. Serve this as a side with bhakri/akki rotti or plain white rice !
3 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
4 tomatillos, finely chopped (one can use green/raw tomatoes too !)
1 cup onions, chopped
1/2 cup dry shrimps, small, rinsed
2 tbsp of oil
1 tsp chili powder or according to taste
1 tsp of coriander powder
1/2 tsp of cumin powder
pinch of turmeric
salt to taste
1. Heat oil in a pan and sauté the onions till translucent.
2. Add the chopped tomatillos and tomatoes and sauté for few minutes.
3. Add salt, chili powder, turmeric and dry shrimps. Add water according to consistency required and let it cook.
4. Give a stir and remove from heat.
5. Serve with plain white rice or bhakri/rotti.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Serves: 2 –4
Note: Do not cook dry shrimps if you are planning to have visitors at home :-)
One can replace tomatillos with raw/green tomatoes