Mar 19, 2012

Easy Prawns Curry

Easy Prawns Curry

An easy & tasty prawns curry, made of Indian spices and also without coconut paste and coconut milk !!!

Serves: 2 – 3


For prawns:

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)

Marinated prawns


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 …

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