November 12, 2009

Masala Prawns

This is my mom's special prawn curry! Its really fantastic! Finger licking good.She makes this in two forms.When she needs this as a gravy she will add a little more coconut milk and cook till the shrimps are done other timed she makes them into a dry form till all the coconut milk is gone. This recipe is for the dry version

  • Cleaned Prawns/shrimp/konchu/chameen – 250 gm
  • Onion – 1 medium, Sliced very thinly 
  • Ginger paste – 1 tbsp
  • Garlic paste– 1 tbsp
  • Chile Powder – 1 tbsp (or depending on your taste)
  • Corriander powder- 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon 
  • Garam Masala – 1 teaspoon
  • Cocum(kudampuli) – 2 small pieces cleaned and soaked in water
  • coconut milk – 1/2 cup 
  • Curry leaves
  • oil
  • Salt

  • Marinate the shrimps with a little turmeric and chilie powder for about 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the shrimps for 1- 11/2 minutes on both sides.Just to get the outer surface crispy.Remove and keep aside.
  • In the same pan saute onion,ginger & garlic.
  • When onion becomes soft add all masala powders and mix well. When masala powders are roasted well & oil starts appearing add cocum and the water. Mix well.
  • Add cooked prawns and stir for 2-3 minutes. Add salt & curry leaves. Add coconut milk and cover .
  • Cook till the prawns are done & the coconut milk is completely dried.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of oil & saute for 5 more minutes. Remove from flame.
 Can be served as a side dish for rice and roti's