Shrimp Fry

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of the mothers in society. According to Wikipedia, In United States, celebration of Mother's Day began in the early 20th century. It is not related to many celebration of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria or Christian Mothering Sunday celebration. However in some countries, Mother's Day has become synonymous with these older traditions.

The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. The Church now holds the International Mother's Day Shrine. Her campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in United States began in 1905, the year her mother died. Anna Jarvis had been a peace activist who cured for wounded solders on both sides of the American Civil War and created Mother's Day work clubs to address public health issues. She wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed a month is "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world".

"May" month is a month of double  celebration for us, as my mom's birthday also falls in this month. As Anna Jarvis said " mom is the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world", I agree with her because , nothing can replace mom love  in this world. 

Today we are starting with 88th Edition of Blogging Marathon. My theme for the week is " Mother's Day Special". So for day 1, am here with a one of my mom's favorite " Shrimp Fry". Here are the list of ingredients and the procedure....


Shrimp 2 lbs ( skin off, head  and tail off )
Onion 1 large
Green chili 6
Curry leaves 10
Cinnamon 1 inch stick
Cardamom 3
Cloves 6
Pepper corns 5
Bay leaf 1
Ginger garlic paste 1 spoon
Garam masala powder 1/2 spoon
Haldi / turmeric powder 1 spoon
Salt to taste
Chili powder 1 spoon
Chopped cilantro 1/2 cup
Oil 6 spoons
Dry coconut powder 3 spoons


If you are using raw shrimp peel the skin and head if the shrimp , wash thoroughly and keep aside
Add 1 spoon oil into non stick pan or kadai, add shrimp , 1/2 spoon turmeric powder and let cook.
Water will appear after few minutes, cook for 7-8 minutes and remove from flame.
Drain water and keep the shrimp aside.
In a kadai or non stick pan  heat rest of the oil and whole garam masala. 
Saute and add curry leaves, slit green chili and sliced onions. 
Also add ginger garlic paste.

Saute till the raw smell disappears.
Now add cooked shrimp , salt, garam masala and chili powder.
Mix and cook for 15 minutes on low to medium flame.
Finally add dry coconut powder and mix well.
Cook further for another 1 minutes and switch off flame.
Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 88.


vaishali sabnani said...

When it comes to moms they are the best , I have always felt parents are next to God , we should celebrate them . Nice clicks of he dish .

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Delicious fry,must be taste awesome with rice dishes..

Varada's Kitchen said...

Presenting mom’s favorite recipe is a nice way to celebrate Mother’s day. Very spicy preparation. I am going to try it with potatoes.

Gayathri Kumar said...

That is a great way to celebrate mom's day with mom's special recipe. The shrimp fry looks so delicious..

Priya Suresh said...

Wow, mom's special prawn fry rocks Sushma, thats a fabulous dish yaar. Very tempting one.

Rafeeda AR said...

Mothers are usually the least celebrated person in our life, it's good for these days, but sometimes I wonder if it is just too commercialized now. The shrimp fry looks amazing, spicy and crisp...

Srivalli said...

That sounds like a great way to celebrate Mother's day, that fry looks nicely done Sushma.

Sandhiya said...

Mom's recipe are always the best !!! Those shrimps fry looks so perfect & delicious and it would be a treat for all shrimp lovers !!

Harini R said...

Interesting history, Sushma. I always believe that mom's cooking does wonders always. I always hope and pray that our kids think of us in the same way :)

cookwithrenu said...

Lovely clicks and since its a traditional recipe aka Mom's Recipe it must be tasting delicious............

Pavani said...

Nice recipe to celebrate Mother's day with Sushma. Here's wishing your mom a very happy birthday.

Padmajha said...

Moms are the best indeed! And such a nice dish Sushma.