August 17, 2009 at 12:34 am

Prawn Curry Recipe!

This is a specialty of my mother’s and very popular with the entire family. It goes well with plain white rice, fried rice, and rotis (chapathis). I have always wanted to learn and make it myself and hence I asked my mother to prepare it and share it with me. This one will definitely be a hit with everyone in the family so go ahead and treat everybody to some delicious finger licking prawn curry.

Prawn Curry Recipe

Ingredients:
Prawns ½ kg
Large onions chopped 2
Slit green chilies 4
Chopped tomatoes 1 or 2
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Green cardamom 4
Cloves 4 or 5
Cinnamon 3 inches
Red chili Powder 2 tbsp
A pinch of turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Coriander powder 1 tbsp
Garlic pods 4-5
Tamarind (the size of a small lemon)
Fresh coriander leaves, 1 small bunch
Water 2 cups
Oil 4-5 tbsp

Method:
De-shell, devein, and wash the prawns thoroughly preferably with hot water. Soak the tamarind in one cup of warm water. Heat oil in a cooking vessel and add the green cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon. Fry for a few seconds taking care not to burn the spices. Add half of the chopped onions and slit green chilies and fry for a minute. Add the prawns and fry for two minutes. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till a nice aroma comes out. Add the turmeric powder, chili powder, and salt to taste and fry for a few seconds. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till they become soft. Add the remaining chopped onions and cook for five to seven minutes. Add the tamarind juice and one cup of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for one-half hour. Desired consistency for the gravy can be obtained by adding some more water. In a mortar and pestle add coriander powder and garlic pods. Slightly crush them. Sprinkle this over the curry. Cover and cook for a minute or two. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with plain rice.

Prawn Curry Recipe

Tips: Spices and sour level can be adjusted according to your individual taste.

Grace Mallika

anishniranam - August 17, 2009 at 12:34 am

Mouth watering, are you a Malayalee ?.

Rajiv Abraham - August 17, 2009 at 12:34 am

No yaar, am a Telugu and married to a Telugu. But I am a food lover and my
wife too loves cooking so she is always trying out new dishes. This in
particular is really delicious.

Ajith Edassery - August 17, 2009 at 12:34 am

Man…looks irresistible :) Though it's a major cholesterol adding seafood, I can't stop eating prawns… Will try this out one for sure as I love spicy seafood.

Rajiv Abraham - August 17, 2009 at 12:34 am

Hi Ajith,
This one is really very good. The only other thing I can compare is the
crab curry my MIL prepares. I've asked my wife to learn that too and will
have that posted too once its done and comes out well.

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