Sunday, March 13, 2016

Canary Melon stew with calms



Ingredients:
Canary melon : medium sized peel and cut into cubes.
Prawns  :           250 gms, Peel the prawn also remove black thread, cut into 3 pieces.( If prawn big)
Onion              : 2 Medium diced.
Coconut oil     : 3Tbsp.
Marinate prawns into 1/2 tsp of salt for 20 minutes.

To Grind:
Fresh coconut grated :  1/2 cup.
Coriander seeds         :  11/2 tsp
White Pepper             :  6-7
Red dry chilies           :  5-6.
Turmeric powder       : 1/4 tsp.
Mustard seeds            : 1/2 tsp.
Vatamb                       :  2-3.

I have used Clams in place of Prawns. You can use any one of them.

  • Fry the above ingredients in tbsp of coconut oil one ingredient each at a time other than grated coconut and Vatamb. Grind into smooth paste by adding little water.
  • Heat a tbsp of coconut oil in a pan, Saute chopped onions, add 1/2 tsp of salt. Once color changes to brown add 1/2 cup of water.
  •  Now add canary melon close lid let it cook for 5-10 minutes. Than add prawns or clams and cook for another 5 minute. finally add grounded masala . Simmer for 5-7 minutes. The stew is ready to be served.

Usually served  with rice porridge. In konkani it is called Pej ani maaggya bhaji.