Friday, 4 July 2014

Masala Prawns Curry

Any non - vegetarian will love prawns as they are very tasty and can be made into variety of dishes. The only fish with which I usually experiment are prawns , pomfrets , surmai ( seer fish ) and rawas ( salmon ) . This is because other fishes have a peculiar flavor which doesn't go well with any masalas and we prefer to have them made only in our traditional way.

So today when I had to cook prawns decided to make something of my own . This curry turned out very tasty and was relished by all.

I used all the whole spices and ground it with coconut , but you can also replace it with whatever garam masala powder you have handy and also use coconut milk powder instead of fresh coconut.

Don't try to skip cumin, garlic and curry leaves as they lend a very nice flavor to the curry.







Ingredients :

25 to 30........................big sized prawns ( shelled n cleaned )
2 .................................onions ( finely chopped )
2.................................tomatoes ( finely chopped )
2 ...............................potatoes ( peeled n cubed )
1/2 cup.......................freshly scraped coconut
2 tsp...........................chilly powder
1 tsp...........................turmeric powder
1/4 tsp each ...............pepper, cloves, cardamom,cinnamon, nutmeg
2 tsp...........................garlic paste
1/2 tsp........................cumin seeds
1/2 tsp........................mustard seeds
2 tbsp..........................curry leaves ( finely chopped  )
2 to 3  tbsp.........................butter
chopped coriander for garnishing
salt


Method :

Heat butter in a pan and saute prawns for 5 minutes and keep aside.

In the same butter crackle mustard and cumin seeds.

Add to it curry leaves, chopped onions , garlic paste and saute till onion are transparent.

Now add chopped tomatoes and saute for 5 to 10 minutes till butter separates.

Add chilly, turmeric powder, salt and stir .

Add potatoes and mix well and cook covered for 5 minutes.

Grind coconut with pepper , cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg.

When the potatoes are cooked add prawns and the ground coconut masala.

Cook for just 5 minutes and adjust the salt .

Garnished with coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis or parathas.



2 comments:

  1. Fingerlicking curry,hard to take my eyes from ur clicks.

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  2. The curry its just awesome Nayana.

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