April 21, 2012

Prawns varattiyathu/Prawns masala


Ingredients:

1. Fresh prawns(Large/medium)  - 350 gms

2. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
    Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
    Salt - 1 tsp

3. Sambar onion/Shallots - 10 to 12, peeled
   Ginger - 1 inch piece, peeled
   Garlic - 8 cloves,  peeled
   Green chilly - 1 or 2

4. Coconut oil - 2 tbsp (you may use any other oil too, but coconut oil adds a special flavour)
    Coconut cuts/thengakothu - 3 tbsp
    Curry leaves - 1 sprig
    Turmeric powder - a pinch
    Chilly powder - 1 tsp
    Coriander powder - 1 tsp
    Tomato - 1, chopped fine
    Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp or to taste
    Garam masala - 1/2 tsp or to taste(as taste of garam masalas vary from different brands)

Preparation:

1. Peel, de-vein and wash the prawns. Drain the prawns and marinate with ingredients listed as 2 for about 15-20 mins
2. Coarsely grind / crush together ingredients listed as 3 and keep aside.
3. Heat oil in a pan and add the coconut cuts followed by curry leaves. When the coconut cuts turn light brown, add the ground/crushed ingredients and saute for a minute. Add turmeric, chilly and coriander powders and combine well. 
4. Add tomatoes and cook till mushy. Add a few tbsp of water and mix well.
5. Add the prawns and cover and cook for 5-10 mins. Open the lid and sprinkle pepper powder and garam masala. Saute for a few minutes on a high flame till the gravy thickens. You may add a tsp of coconut oil at this stage  for more aroma.

Serve with hot rice. Enjoy !
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19 comments:

  1. Nice and spicy prawn curry..I love prawns.

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  2. too good ramya... love the presentation as well

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  3. Omg, simply drooling over that platter, makes me hungry..

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  4. Yummy n delicious prawn masala...

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  5. yummy and delicious prawn masala.My all time fav prawn.

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  6. hi ramya, glad i came here. your prawns look delicious. yummy with rice

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  7. Yummy prawn masala n lovely presentation.

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  8. I love prawns. This curry looks beautifully red and spicy!

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  9. Nice spicy and super curry !!!!

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  10. delicious looking shrimp dish wonderfully done

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  11. super yummmy...thanks for sharing dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  12. I do have a soft spot for prawns. This masala looks wonderful!

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  13. i would like to know the ingredients for home made garam masala for this particular dish.

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  14. i would lie to know the ingredients for home made garam masala for this particular dish.

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