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
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
1 tsp EVOO
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.