Aug 2, 2010

Kerala Prawns Curry ( with coconut paste )

Kerala Prawns Curry ( with coconut paste )

Serves : 3 - 4

You will need

500 g prawns ( wash, clean and deveined )
2 teaspoon oil
1 onion, finely sliced or 10 shallots, finely sliced
6 cloves garlic, finely sliced
1/2 - inch piece ginger, finely sliced
2 green chillies, slit lengthwise
1 spring curry leaves
3 tomatoes, finely chopped or 1/4 cup tamarind juice or 5 kudampuli
1/2 cup water
3/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )

For the coconut paste:

1 cup ( 200 g ) grated coconut
7 red chillies ( soak in 1/2 cup warm water for 30 minutes and reserve water for later use )
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

Make a smooth paste of grated coconut with red chillies and turmeric powder. Add 3 tablespoon reserved water while grinding. Keep aside.


In a meen chatty ( earthen pot ) or pan, heat oil.

Add sliced onions and garlic. Fry till golden in color.

Add sliced ginger, curry leaves, slit green chillies and saute for 2 - 3 minutes or till fragrant.

Add chopped tomatoes or tamarind juice or kudampuli and prawns. Mix well.

Add 1/2 cup water and salt to taste. Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 8 minutes.

Add coconut paste, mix well. Adjust extra 1/4 cup water and salt if required. Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 8 minutes.

Serve with rice, fish fry, vegetable thoran and pappadam.


Aparna S Mallya said...

Looks good, Niya. One of my all time favs.

Neetz said...

hey the cuury looks ncie..