Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Prawns curry in coconut gravy

A very delicious curry for all prawns lovers. Good combination with rice as a main curry, with chapathis, puttu, dosa, even bread!

  1. Prawns- 1/2 kg
  2. Tomato- 1, sliced
  3. Onion- 1 large, thinly sliced
  4. Green chillies- 2, slit
  5. Garlic- 4 pods, chopped
  6. Mustard seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
  7. Red chilly powder- 3-4 teaspoon
  8. Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
  9. Coconut,grated- 1 cup
  10. Curry leaves- A handful
  11. Tamarind paste(thick)- 3/4 teaspoon
  12. Water- as required
  13. Oil- 1 tablespoon
  1. Marinate the cleaned prawns with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and 1 teaspoon each of salt and red chilly powder and keep aside.
  2. Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  3. Add onion, garlic and saute till soft.
  4. Add the green chillies, tomatoes and saute
  5. Add the remaining chilly powder,turmeric powder,salt,cover and cook for 5 mins.
  6. Meanwhile Grind the grated coconut with little water to a very fine paste.
  7. Add the ground paste along with turmeric paste to the boiling onion base,stir well.
  8. Add the marinated prawns and mix well.Add water if required
  9. Check for the salt requirements and add more if required.
  10. Throw in the curry leaves.
  11. Cook covered in low flame for 10 mins.
  12. Remove from fire and move onto a serving bowl.
Serve hot with rice along with any thoran. Its surely slurping! Check out!

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