Spicy Prawns Curry
While taking the photos for this recipe I was feeling so hungry that I took only 2-3 shots and then packed up. I then went inside to keep the camera in the bag, when I suddenly heard a loud sound at the table. I ran to the table to unfortunately discover that all the vegetable curry and prawns were lying on the ground. I just didn’t know what had happened in such few moments. But then I saw my tiny, white cat ‘Puny’ peeking from behind the gallery bars and the whole picture became clear.
As soon as I had gone inside, Puny jumped on the table and managed to topple all the food, and herself as well, off the table. It was good that my dogs were not around. So you see, this is not just my favorite food, it’s Puny’s favorite as well :).
If you have the gravy mix ready then this recipe gets done in just 10 to 12 minutes. Really…try it and you too will believe.
Equipment and Utensils
Flat metal spoon
Mixer or Blender
200 grams (1 cup) Medium Sized Prawns shelled and deveined
80 grams (1 Onion) Onion roughly chopped
1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
½ teaspoon Salt
Dry Masala Powders
1 teaspoon Multi-Spice Masala
¾ teaspoon Red Chili Powder
½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
Fried Onion & Fresh Coconut Gravy Paste
120 grams (1 Big) Onion roughly sliced
5 grams (4-5 big) Dry Kashmiri Red Chilies
10 grams Garlic
5 grams Ginger
25 grams (¼ cup) Freshly Grated Coconut
1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
Put 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan and keep it on medium heat.
When oil gets heated, add roughly sliced onions which are cut for gravy paste.
Keep stirring till onions turn brown. It will take 7-8 minutes.
Add red chilies, ginger and garlic pieces.
Roast them for 2-3 minutes.
Now add freshly grated coconut and keep frying.
Turn off the heat when the mixture turns dark-brown.
Let this mixture cool.
Add this cooled mixture to the mixer jar.
Grind for 1 minute.
Remove the lid carefully.
Test by rubbing a little mixture between thumb and forefinger.
Finely ground paste should not feel gritty.
If necessary, grind for another few seconds.
Again keep the frying pan on medium high flame with 1 tablespoon oil to heat.
Add chopped roughly chopped onions.
Fry onions till they turn translucent. It will take 2-3 minutes.
Add Onion & fresh coconut paste which we made earlier.
Roast everything together till the oil gets separated.
At this time add all ingredients mentioned under the tag ‘Dry Masala Powders’.
Mix everything together and lower the flame.
Let the gravy simmer for 1 to 2 minutes.
Add prawns and salt, make sure that all prawns are coated well with gravy.
Check for seasoning and let the gray simmer for 2 more minutes.
Serve hot with hot steamed rice or millet flat breads.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 14 minutes
Number of Servings: 3
Total Calories: 672.11 Kcal
Fat: 43.80 gm
Protein: 43.82 gm
Carbohydrates: 40.51 gm
Iron: 12.76 mg