Prawns curry

Have been thinking …for some time now…to blog about a recipe…so finally today I decided it will be my prawns curry..vijay says…I have few signature dishes…and he thinks I make it the best…& one of them is this prawns curry…a Kerala recipe…learnt it after having gone thro many recipes…this one…turns out the best….

So… Here is my version of prawns curry…

 

We get some…wonderful prawns here….wash…clean…de vein.. & sprinkle some salt & turmeric …& keep it aside… BTW this is vijay's job..!

 

For the masala…a Tbspn of coriander powder…a Tbspn of chilli powder…3 green chillies…1/2 inch ginger…1/4 Tspn turmeric..grind to a paste

 

This is for the final seasoning….mustard seeds…a few fenugreek seeds….curry leaves…& finely chopped shallots

 

Along with the red masala paste…these things go into the gravy…2 medium onions…chopped length wise..curry leaves…raw mangoes chopped…

 

This is very special to Kerala…black tamarind or the kodumpalli…they say either u use mango r this tamarind…but I prefer using both…I find the tangy taste differs with both..& when they blend..it is a nice taste….

 

I cook this in an earthenware pot….mix the prawns…onions…mango…curry leaves….salt…keep aside

 

Grind the ingredients for masala…and mix with the prawns

 

This is coconut milk…I make it from a pack of nestle maggi coconut milk powder…I use 2 tea cups of powder…& mix it with 2 tea cups of Luke warm water…neither thick nor thin…

 

Pour it over the prawns…mix well..& put it on fire to cook….it looks pale…but …once it starts cooking …it gets the colour

 

As it cooks…get the seasoning ready…in a ladle …little oil…mustard seeds…fenugreek seeds….curry leaves…chopped shallots…& green chillies..

 

As it cooks…it gets the desired colour..!!

 

Now pour the seasoning on top…give a stir…& cook for another minute

 

Finally….it looks like this

 

And…here is our Sunday lunch….

Prawns curry…with hot basmati rice…& some green salad

 

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