Easy Prawns Curry
An easy & tasty prawns curry, made of Indian spices and also without coconut paste and coconut milk !!!
Serves: 2 – 3Ingredients
500 g prawns (225 g net weight after cleaning and deveining)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
Wash, clean and devein the prawns. Drain out water completely. In a wide bowl, mix prawns with turmeric powder and salt. Keep aside for half an hour.
For the curry:
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, finely sliced
6 curry leaves
6 garlic cloves, chopped
½ teaspoon red chilli powder (or to taste / ¾ teaspoon for more spicy)
½ teaspoon pepper powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon water
½ teaspoon thick tamarind paste (or 3 teaspoons tamarind juice) – optional
½ cup (100 ml) water
½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Dilute red chilli powder, pepper powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder in 1 tablespoon water and keep it ready (spice mix).
Heat oil in a pan. Add finely sliced onion and fry till golden color on a medium to low heat.
Add curry leaves and fry well.
Add chopped garlic and fry well until light golden color.
Add diluted spice mix and stir well on a low heat for 2 – 3 minutes until thickens / water dries up / raw smell goes.
Add tamarind paste / juice (optional), ½ cup water (100 ml) and adjust salt to taste. Cover with a lid and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes or until the water boils. At this stage, add marinated prawns, cover again and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes or until done and prawns tender (light pink in color). Overcooking will make the prawns hard in texture. Serve with Rice / Pulao / Appam / Idiyappam / Brown / Wholewheat bread …