Friday, 5 December 2008

Prawn Curry - Prawn Theeyal - Kerala style recipe

Prawn Curry Recipe

Prawn Curry

I am a big fan of the prawn curry that my mom makes at home. Whenever she makes it I eats up almost all of it & when she founds the empty kadai in the kitchen , comes straightly to me for firing ..lolzz . This recipe is a dedication to her..

Things needed:

Prawn - 1 pack 400g
Shallots sliced - 1 cup - 200 gm
Curry leaves -2 strand
Green chillies -2 slit or sliced
Ginger - Garlic - 2tsp chopped
Garcinia cambogia (or kudam puli of malayalam) - 1 piece
Oil - 3sp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

For making curry paste:

Dessicated coconut - 1 1/2 handful
Chilly powder - 1 1/2 sp
Coriander powder - 1 sp

Preparation method :

Clean Prawn , marinate it with 1 tsp salt, turmeric & keep it aside.

Heat oil in a nonstick vessel .
Add Ginger garlic first , slightly roast.

Add shallots & green chillies ,curry leaves. Saute till shallots become transparent .

Add prawn , saute for 3 minutes . Prawn becomes slightly cooked & changes its color now.

Add the piece of Garcinia cambogia .

Add a glass of water & cook.

Preparation of the curry paste:

Roast the coconut .
Add the spices with coconut & grind to a powder .

Please refer How to make Coconut Curry paste for pictures & detailed description.

Note: Due to the oiliness of the coconut it will be a oily paste which you will get.

Mix this coconut paste with the prawn .
Check for salt , add curry leaves & cook until the oil separates to the top.

Add enough water whenever necessary.

The coconut paste gives richness to your curry making it an ideal side dish for rice.

Serve with Rice .

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