|Ajjamma Maadida Chatli|
1 kg of prawns, shelled, deveined, washed and drained; 8 large onions, sliced; 7 cloves garlic, crushed; 2 sprigs curry leaves; chilli paste 1 large tsp or to taste; salt to taste; oil 3 tbsp;
Chilli paste: Mix 1 tsp red chilli powder with enough vinegar to make a thick paste. Add salt to taste and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and mix well.
Marinade prawns in the chilli paste for 1 hour. Heat oil in a deep pan and fry the onions golden brown. Add garlic and fry till dark brown. Next add the curry leaves and stir fry till crisp. Add the prawns and fry till the masala coats the prawns. Adjust seasoning and serve hot with chappathis or rice and dhal. There's nothing quite like this.