Tofu Curry / Firm Tofu Shrimp curry / Extra-firm Tofu / Stir-fry / Shrimp Tofu Masala / Prawn Masala / Prawn Tofu Curry / Eral Varuval / Era Curry / Eral Tofu Curry / Eral Masala
|10 nos||Tofu cubes|
|1 no||Tomato (chopped)|
|4 clove||Garlic (crushed)|
|1 inch||Ginger (crushed)|
|¼ tsp||Turmeric powder|
|½ tsp||Red chili powder|
|2 tsp||Coriander /dhania powder|
|½ tsp||Black pepper powder|
|¾ tsp||Salt( or to taste)|
|¼ tsp||Cumin seeds|
|10 nos||Curry leaves|
|3 stks||Coriander leaves (chopped )|
Pick firm tofu for this recipe and lightly shallow fry in little oil. This is optional you can also add directly to curry. Clean the shrimp and slice them horizontally if they are too big. Heat oil in a pan, splutter cumin seeds and curry leaves. Fry the chopped onions till browned. Add crushed ginger and garlic along with tomatoes. Fry until the tomatoes turn soft and mushy. Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, black pepper powder and salt. Fry the masala for 10 minutes over medium flame until well browned. Now add the cleaned shrimp and tofu cubes. Keep frying until the shrimp cooks well and the gravy thickens. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and switch off. Serve hot with sambar sadham(rice), rasam or curd rice.
Yield: 3 adult servings.
How to clean shrimp
1. To remove the shell from the shrimp, first hold onto the tail while gently removing the shell around the body, then the tail can be detached completely by just pulling it.
2. After this, the vein has to be removed, make a shallow cut lengthwise down the outer curve of the shrimp’s body using a paring knife, pick out the dark ribbon-like vein running lengthwise along the shrimp’s back.
3. Then rinse the shrimp in cold water and keep them iced or cook them off.