Mango Shrimp from Amiya

October 2, 2009 3:21:52 PM PDT
We take you to Jersey City for some contemporary Indian cuisine.Abha Agrawal and her niece, Puja Lal, opened Amiya five years ago. It's on a plaza in Jersey City in the midst of lots of office buildings.

For those a little shy about Indian food, there are rolls made with Indian bread and naninis made with nan bread (sort of like a twist on a panini).

The name sake dish is the shrimp with mangos because Amiya means green mango. The recipe is below.

Mango Shrimp (serves two)

The shrimp in this recipe are marinated twice: First in a yogurt then in a mustard oil and mustard seed mixture.

Yogurt Marinade:

10 to 12 jumbo shrimp
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp yogurt
1 tbsp garam masala
2 tbsp sour cream
whole spices (one piece each):bay leaf, black cardamom, star aniseed, green cardamom
salt and red chili powder to taste

Mix the above ingredients in a large bowl. Marinate shrimp in this mixture for two hours.

Mustard Marinade:

2 tbsp mustard oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
3-4 curry leaves
1 tsp turmeric powder

Heat mustard oil in pan.

Add remaining ingredients to pan.

Remove from heat once mustards seeds start popping.

Pour onto shrimp marinade and mix.

Marinate shrimp for 1 hour.

Thread shrimp onto skewers. Place skewers on grill for 2-3 minutes or until shrimp are done.

Gravy

2 tbsp oil Two medium onions chopped
2 medium tomatoes chopped
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
2 tbsp coriander chopped
1 tsp ginger julienne
1 medium size mango diced, leaving a few slices for garnishing
1 tsp garam masala

Sauté onions until golden brown.

Add ginger paste, garlic paste, salt, red chili powder, turmeric and garam masala.

Stir on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

Add chopped tomato.

Stir until mixture has reduced.

Add fresh mango and stir for 2-3 minutes.

Add shrimp and stir for 2 min on low heat.

Garnish with ginger, coriander and fresh mango slices.

Serve with fresh naan or over rice.


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