Accidentally Shrimped

Alright.. It has been long. No I have not been traveling. Yes I have been cooking. But I was not cooking anything exciting. So today was the day to jazz things up.

Accidentally Shrimped is my very OWN recipe


  • Shrimps – Take the tails off – 15-20
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Curry Leaves – 5-7
  • Lemon Juice – 2 small lemons (you can use 1.5 also)
  • Ginger/Garlic/Green Chilli Paste -all of them ground together – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Red Mirchi Powder – 1tsp
  • Peanuts – 2 tbsp
  • Onions – 1 onion cut long and thin slices
  • Dry Red Chillies and Bay leaves – 2-4


  • Wash the shrimps thoroughly and de-vein them.
  • Marinate the shrimps in lemon juice, red chilli powder, salt and ginger/garlic/chilli paste
  • Cut and slice onions
  • Take 1 tbsp oil, add mustard seeds, let them splutter
  • Add dry red mirchi and bay leaves, curry leaves and peanuts
  • Now add onions and let them turn prink
  • Add the shrimps (along with the marinade)
  • Stir and cover for 5-7 minutes
  • Now uncover the dish and let the juices dry up for 3 minutes
  • Voila serve with whatever !

Sorry no pictures. We finished it before it was even served. The recipe is being posted here on Agam’s request. He wants to make sure I can replicate the exact thing again 🙂 

Sea Bass Bhaja

Super lazy Saturday – I spent hours in the aisles of 99 Ranch looking for perfect sauces and oil for my fettish, to cook Vietnamese Pho. Well what can I say, I am ambitious. But when it came to put my ambitions into action, the lethargy of chopping the plethora of veggies etc came over me, and I settled for sea bass bhaja.. Momma taught me bhaja when she was here. I guess the key to bhajas is super hot oil, so you put the fish in and take it out, and it cooks in that minute or so of hot oil dip.

I did the following.. I made some modifications from the original bhaja recipe.. so try this out.. it was pretty yummm as Agam can attest.

Cubed Pieces of Sea Bass
8-10 Pieces of Shrimp
1 tbsp – Garlic paste
1 tbsp – Ginger paste
1 tsp Cumin powder
2 tbsp curd
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp mustard oil
2 tbsp Maida
1 tsp red chilli powder
salt to taste

Marinate the fish in this marinade for 20-30 minutes.
Take 5 tbsp oil (yup no more)
Fry 3-4 pieces of fish/shrimps at a time
Serve hot.. you really don’t need anything along with this yummy bhaja

Grilled Shrimp

You need 
Tiger Shrimp – approx 20
Onions – cut in squares (2 medium)
Tomatoes – Cubed (2 medium)
Green Chillies

Lemon Juice – 2 lemons
Red Chilli Powder
Lemon Zest Seasoning – any – 1/2 tsp
Oil – 1/2 tbsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper – 1/4 tsp
Honey – 1 tbsp
Coriander – finely chopped

Marinate the Shrimps in the above mentioned marinade for 30-45 min. Skewer the Onion/Tomato/Shrimp/Green Chilli . Spray the cooking spray on the skewers. Grill at H1 for 12-15 minutes. Serve hot