Monday, December 26, 2011

Shrimp Cucumber Stir fry AND an Inspirational Award

cucumber stir fry

This is one quick and easy stir fry recipe with cucumber and shrimp which I prepared last night for dinner. My daughter is so fond of seafood , I have to keep at least one meal a day with fish or a combo of the same. So I keep on experimenting new combinations  , this time I made an attempt with cucumber and everybody liked it :-) 

shrimp cucumber stir fry

Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 minutes
Serves : 5


Ingredients :
  • 3 large cucumber,peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 10 to 12 medium sized shrimps
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 green chili, slit lengthwise
  • 1/2 tsp veg masala powder (optional)
  • Salt, as required
  • Oil, as required

Preparation :
  • Deshell the shrimp, keep marinated with a pinch of salt and turmeric for 10 minutes. Pan fry and keep aside.
  • In a wide bottomed non stick skillet, heat a tbsp of oil, add the cumin seeds, once it starts to sputter  add the ginger paste and fry for a minute or so.
  • Next add onion and chili and fry till translucent, then add turmeric, coriander powder and veg masala powder and fry for 2 minutes or until the raw smell vanishes.
  • Next add cucumber and salt, mix well with the spices, cook covered for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Lastly add the fried shrimp, cook for another minute or until all the flavors blend well.

Now coming to the award. I'm really happy to receive this beautiful Inspirational Award from Pratibha of COOK-EZEE. Thank you so much Pratibha for remembering me and passing on this award to me. 


The inspirational blogger award has got a very lovely thought of answering 8 questions regarding you as a person along with this sweet award. My answers are marked in red and bold under each questions.

1.What makes you laugh,smile or giggle?
The one who makes me laugh the most is my daughter. She's going to turn 4 next month and I already find it very difficult to answer to all her queries. I remember of an incident last month, when both of us went shopping and we happened to come across her school teacher, I was surprised when she refused to talk to  her. Later on asking her about the incident , she told me " Why should I talk to my CLASS teacher ├ľUTSIDE THE CLASS, I should only speak to her INSIDE THE CLASS" :-)  

2.What are your dreams for your future?
I had a few dreams since childhood, some got fulfilled and some not.Now I want to support my daughter to fulfill all her future dreams. 

3.If you are going to a cruise,where would it be and why?
I would love to go on a cruise to Hawaii and explore some of the best and prettiest islands to be found anywhere in the world.

4.How would you spend your vacation and with whom?
My next vacation would definitely be the Hawaii islands I would love to spend with my family.

5.If given a life,what life would you choose ? Your life now or your past?
I do not believe in life as such past, present, future.There had been times when things get out of balance and I know I have to make a difficult decision in my life; I make that choice and move on. That is something that makes me happy and content at the end of the day and so as my family. 

6.Is there something that you wished before when you were young but you didn't get it?
Yes, after all you cannot fulfill ALL your dreams, but I don't regret about it :-)

7.Have you been in a situation where you might have given up but you still choose to move on?
Yes, I believe Good/Bad always is a part of life. I have learnt more from my mistakes than from my successes. The more mistakes you make and learn from ,the more wiser you become.

8. Is there someone in your life who has been your source of strength and inspiration?
My parents, siblings and husband is my strength and always have been supportive.  

Now let me pass it on to my fellow bloggers who have always inspired me with their great innovative recipes, wonderful pictures and inspiring comments on my posts :) 

Angie of Angie's Recipes
Ashmita of My Cookbook
Chandrani of Cuisine Delights
Rathai of Rathai's Recipes
Amina of Amina Creations
Julie of Erivum Puliyumm
Urmi of Khana Masala

Sending this recipe to the event Veggie fruit of the month : Cucumber hosted by Priyanka of Ambrosia


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  1. Innovative recipe. Looks yummy, delicious and fabulous. Beautiful presentation.

  2. Heartiest congratulations to you for your award. Thanks for sharing this lovely award with me.

  3. thanks for sharing this post. it's nice to know a blogger like you. keep it up. you deserved that award. :)

  4. Nice healthy preparation... Congrats for ur award and thanks for sharing with me....

  5. Thanks for sharing the award with me. By the way cucumber and shrimp is a nice innovative concoction. I will try this one.

  6. Wow! What a sweet surprise first thing in the morning! :) Thanks for sharing the award with me, lovely Sonali. Your answers are well-articulated and straight from your heart. I will see if I can make justice to the award with my answers.

  7. innovative recipe............thanx 4 sharing this sweet award with me dear

  8. love your version...awesome..
    congrats on your award..great to know more abt you..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  9. Wonderful presentation..
    Happy to follow your blog :)

  10. Congrats on your award!! This is another awesome recipe that you posted... never tried cucumber with shrimp..a must try for me:)

  11. yummy dish..Should try it sometime..


  12. Congrats on your award dear..innovative recipe..yum combo

  13. Never tasted this combo but it looks so tasty! Congrats on your award dear, thanks so much for sharing it with me...

  14. Great to know abt u...Congrats on the award..Happy new year to you..

  15. lovely n yummy kofta with prawns combo,Sonali!!
    Congrats on your awards and thanx a lot for sharing it with me ,Feeling honoured n happy!!!
    Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)
    Erivum Puliyum

  16. I do not eat Fish used to around 10 odd years back, but gave up now. You have an lovely space and congrats on your award. They are special in all ways.
    Love Ash.

  17. Thats a really good idea for a stir fry...Looks very tempting!


  18. Congrats on the award! I like the comment of your daughter about not talking to her teacher outside school. My son always say he doesn't want to do any homework on school holiday because no school, no homework! Your daughter is lucky to have a mother cooking her favourite food and looking after her! :DDD

  19. delicious recipe... congratulations for your award... thank you so much for sharing it with me... :)

  20. I love any type of seafood - and all of your photos look gorgeous. Can't wait to try some of your recipes

  21. sonali, this is a dream come true for a bengali :) waow..there is so so so much to read here..i need to bookmark your blog :)

    aami toh maach khani na kintu amaar bor toh tomar blog ta deklhe,lobh shamblate paarbe na..following you now..rather i will sniff my way to your delicious blog :)

  22. That looks so delicious - the spices are really amazing in this dish! Congratulations on your award!

  23. Love stir fry and this looks amazing. Congrats on the award!!

  24. Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a very sweet comment. You have a great site too with wonderful seafood recipes. I will definitely visit again. Congratulations on your award!

  25. I LOVE shrimp. Just had some for dinner! Fabulous are one talented chef and your daughter is so lucky! :)

  26. Congratulations on your award! This is such a wonderful recipe... truly delicious :)
    Happy New Year!

  27. interesting stir fry..looks delicious.. thanx for the sweet comments at my space..glad to follow u..:)

  28. Delicious and mouthwatering fry...

  29. Thanks for visiting my space & your lovely words. Hope you will enjoy the stay.
    I am Amaze to see you have unlimited Seafoods recipes. In future, I will be happy to try your recipes.
    Congratulation on your award!

  30. Please grab the award which is waiting for u at my space……… z d link.

  31. Greetings from Hongkong ! ;D Love that dish ! So simple yet so satisfying ;) I just can imagine how it taste esp with all those spices , yummmm :D & congrats on the award !

  32. Nice post Sonali!!! Congrats for the award...

  33. Yummy yummy...
    Congrats on ur award and thanks a bunch for sharing with me.
    wishing u a very happy new year dear.

  34. lot of prawn recipes...yum..Happy New Year to you and family too..

  35. Both of my sons love seafood also and request it frequently! Your dish looks delicious! Thanks for following my blog, following you back. Look forward to your future pictures and recipes!

  36. wish u a very happy and prosperous new year :)

  37. Cucumber and Shrimp, eh? Who thought they could go well together. Sounds very healthy too.

  38. Congrats on the blog award Sonali and thats a very honest sharing you have done and congrats to those whom you have passed the award too.

    I have never thought of cooking shrimp with cucumber but sure its a worth while try after looking at the outcome of your recipe. Thats very unique and creative one for sure.

    Happy New Year to you and everyone at home, may the year bring more love, peace and happiness.

  39. What a unique and wonderful blog you have here. Loved reading how you started your blog cos your daughter loves fish!

    Cheers from Bangalore, India

  40. dats very tempting buddy...
    by d way my heartiest congratulations 4 u & our fellow bloggers...

    u deserve it dear..
    Wish u a very Happy new year... Hugs 2 ur adorable daughter...

  41. wow...looks sooo delicious!! Loved ur recipes. Glad to follow u :)

  42. Rare combination very interesting! Happy New year!!

  43. wow...thanks everybody 4 ur continued support....wishing u n ur family a very happy new year :-)

  44. Wow great recipe....happy new year dear.

  45. I like to eat mostly seafood only. i am preparing all vegetables with prawn , but with cucumber new to me , innovative recipe,

    when you time permits please visit my space

  46. congrats to you! i never would have thought of this recipe!

  47. Great Fish recipe tips.i like your blog.

  48. Congrats on ur Award Dear. This Cucumber Shrimp Fry is new to me.Sems Yumm. Thanks for the recipe Dear.


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