Indian Spiced Shrimps

Hello there bloggies!

What a horrible weather we had here today! Its been raining episodically and completely overcast. This is not the kind of weather you want on a weekend especially if the weekend is the last one of the 3 week long Christmas break. Ghhhhhhrrrrrr!!! Although I look forward to starting the new semester, I am a little lazy!

However I did not let the laziness come in the way of my gym today! Oh yeah yesterday was rest day, cuz of my fever, runny nose and finger cutting fiasco. So I walked for 45 minutes on the tread mill, burning about 200 calories and covering a distance of 2.54 miles. I walked for only 45 minutes, as I planned on using the elliptical or the stationary bike. I met the husband who was sweating on another tread mill; he suggested that I try the Stairmaster. I said alright and hopped right on! Okay N=now the difficult part, I programmed it for 20 minutes and realized just after 2 minutes, how much I resented accepting the husbands’ suggestion. I was ready to call it quits, as it seemed to completely drain me out, just as I felt with the elliptical trainer the other day. But I decided to pull it through. I guess this is the major thing that exercise teaches you, when I was new just a few days back I just gave up on the elliptical as I thought this is just not for me! But then today the fighter in me kindled the spark and said that you can do it! And believe me I actually did it I climbed the Stairmaster for 20 minutes. I was so proud of myself (and the husband too), leaving aside the fact that once I came down, I could barely feel the lower part of my body.

Then came lunch, I have told you previously how I am gluttonous pig after my workout. After today’s workout I fixed lunch and ate an alarming amount. Seriously I never eat that much. I ate about 5 Flat breads (called Roti in India) with Spiced Shrimps. The husband isn’t a shrimp lover so he just had 3 pieces and passed the rest to me. Here’s a picture

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This recipe is super simple and I would highly recommend it.

All you need is,

2 cups frozen shrimps

½ cup chopped onions

½ cup diced tomatoes

1 tsp ginger garlic paste (If you do not have this add minced ginger and garlic, however I would highly recommend buying it from the nearest Indian grocery store as this ingredient along with Garam masala and turmeric can make cooking Indian recipes a breeze!)

1 tsp garam masala powder

½ tsp chili powder

½ tsp turmeric

1 tsp ground cumin

Fresh cilantro for garnishing

Salt

1 tsp EVOOimg_1422

Heat the oil; add onion, ginger+garlic and cook until onion are translucent.

Then add the diced tomatoes and cook for about 3 minutes.

Add the spices and fry for another minute

Add the shrimps and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until they are done.

Serve with lots of chopped cilantro.

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About Priyanka

My blog is my attempt to change myself for good and incorporate some great habits by deriving inspiration from my fellow bloggers. This blog is a log of my eating habits,my everyday life, my activity profile,the motivation I want from others and also other ramblings.

Posted on January 3, 2009, in Indian, Seafood. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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