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Rechad Shrimp Cakes

Ingredients
  

Rechad Masala

  • 30 Kashmiri Chillies
  • 2 tsps Cumin seeds
  • 2 tsps Peppercorns
  • 20 Cloves
  • 3 – 1 inch sticks Cinnamon
  • 3 tbsps Jaggery
  • 1/4 cup fresh Garlic
  • 1/4 cup of fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup Fried Onions
  • 1 cup Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Tamarind soaked in 1/2 cup of hot water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Water as Required

Shrimp Cakes

  • 500 gms approx. 1 lb of cleaned and deveined Shrimp or Prawn
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp minced green Chilli
  • 1/2 cup Fried Onions
  • 1/2 cup finely diced coriander
  • 2 tbsps of gram flour
  • 2 – 4 tsps of Rechad Masala
  • 1/2 Semolina
  • 1/2 tsp fresh pepper

Instructions
 

  • To make the Rechad masala, start grinding all the dry ingredients first and then add the wet ingredients, adding water as required to get it nice and smooth.
  • Pulse the cleaned and deveined Shrimp and add the salt, green chilli, fried onions, coriander, gram flour and rechad masala.
  • Chill this mixture for atleast 30 mins
  • Mix the pepper in with the Semolina
  • Heat some oil, grab a golf ball size of the shrimp mixture and flatten in the semolina coating on all sides
  • Shallow fry on one side, flipping over