Whenever I buy these big white prawns, I make this mouthwatering gravy. This gravy is a Konkan specialty which is prepared in my village. The people there still prefer to grind coconut along with other spices on a big grinding stone. They feel that using a grinding stone imparts a special flavor to the gravy. They first keep onions on hot charcoals while making their daily flat bread and rice and then they use these charred onions to make this gravy.
I have used brown onion paste along with fresh coconut. This is a mild gravy but if you want to make it spicy then you can increase the amount of chili and masala powders.
Equipment and Utensils
Mixer or Blender
Frying pan with lid
Flat metal spoon
250 grams (1 cup) Big White Prawns shelled and deveined
100 grams (1 big) Onion thinly sliced
1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
¾ teaspoon Salt
4-5 Dry Kokum Pieces
1½ teaspoons Multi-Spice Masala
1 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
7-8 Curry Leaves
1 Green Chilly chopped
1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
40 grams (½ cup) Fresh Coconut
1½ tablespoon Brown Onion Paste
5-6 Garlic Cloves peeled
1 inch Ginger Piece
5-6 Black Pepper Corn
Take all ingredients mentioned under the tag ‘To Grind’ in a mixer jar.
Add 2-3 tablespoons of water. Grind it to a smooth paste.
Keep the frying pan on medium high flame with 1 tablespoon oil to heat.
When oil gets hot add all ingredients mentioned under the tag ‘For Tempering’.
Stir fry for 30 to 40 seconds.
Now add sliced onions.
Fry onions till they turn translucent. It will take 2-3 minutes.
Now add the grinded paste.
Add ¾ cup of water. Mix well and cover the pan with a lid.
Lower the flame and let it cook for 3-4 minutes.
Now open the lid, add prawns, masala powder, red chili powder.
Add salt and kokum. Mix well and check for seasoning.
Cover with the lid and let it cook on slow flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
Sprinkle some finely chopped coriander.
Serve hot with rice or roti.
Preparation Time: 16 minutes
Cooking Time: 13 minutes
Number of Servings: 4
Total Calories: 651.89 Kcal
Fat: 35.60 gm
Protein: 51.46 gm
Carbohydrates: 39.34 gm
Calcium: 886.46 mg
Iron: 14.95 mg