Shrimp and Potato in Roasted Coconut Gravy


My dad's favorite curry... I should have shared this recipe way before, for some unknown reason it got delayed. To begin with, this is my dad's most favorite dish and my mom makes this quite often. Especially after some silly fights, my mom makes this to butter up my dad and it worked like a magic. That's when I was convinced that "Food is the key to a man's heart" is not just a saying it's a mere fact. And this explains why I am a food enthusiastic, I always want to cuddle up in my man's heart ;) and to make his heart beat faster lol. My dad is a kind of person who seldom complaints about food, that's because my mom never gave a chance for that. Whatever she makes, turns out to be great, even if it's the simplest dish like Kanji or porridge. I have to tell you that I only inherited a wee bit of "my mom's kaipuniyam" (a lil touch that can make any dish taste delicious). Last time when I visited India, I had cooked a few dishes for my grandpa and kept my fingers crossed. He just said

What you will need

Oil- 1 tbsp

Coconut, grated- 1½ cups

Shallots or small onions- 3 to 4 chopped (if using large shallots use only 1)

Cinnamon stick- 2 inch slice

Fennel powder- 2 tsp

Coriander powder- 2 tsp

Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp

Kashmiri red chili powder- 1½ tsp (or use regular chili powder)

Water, while grinding- 1 cup

Potato, cubed- 4

Curry leaves- 1 sprig

Shrimp- 15 to 20 (vein and shells removed)

Water- to thin down the gravy of needed

Salt- to taste

Regular chili powder - ½ tsp or according to your spice level


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