When Amma asks me what I want special on reaching home, this dish is always on the top of my list (btw, I dont know whether it can be called a list, because my cravings are endless ;) ). Now when I say Amma asks, don't misunderstand that she is cooking …..hhmm she doesn't cook much …I mean she cooks, but only once in a while. She doesn't have a knack for cooking or should I say …the art of cooking doesn't fascinate her as much as it does me ;). So our home cooking is outsourced to sarasa chechy, our maid. She cooks really well and this is her recipe. But there are certain dishes which I like the best when amma makes it …like parippu payasam, orotti, bombay toast etc; (more on these in another post)
Though Amma doesn't cook much, she encourages my cooking and gives expert advice ;) and hey she does marketing for my blog too…she promotes my blog among her friends & colleagues, I guess that's how she compensates for her cooking skills :)
A few days back, I had a craving for this dish. I called home and asked sarasa chechy the recipe. Since I called out of the blue, she was very confused and nervous while telling me the recipe but finally Amma came to her rescue… and in the end I was confused :). The person who knows the recipe (Sarasa chechy) is confused and cant explain, and the person who doesnt know (my Amma) is explaining with confidence saying” di.. nee athu korachitto, venamenkil ethum koodi kurachu etto” ;) Anyways I figured it somehow and, I was happy with the outcome.
Please check out the picture of Prawns Olathiyathu, made by Bindhu, based on the above recipe. Thanks dear :)