Prawns Curry | Indian gravies
Prawns Curry – First seafood in my blog. I wanted to post some seafood recipes for a long time. Especially to present the recipe in this shell shaped prop which I got as a gift from my friends. Thank you, dearies, for this cute prop and sorry for the long time. They keep asking me when will you shoot with that prop.
For me, it’s really tough to clean the prawn shells as it will take a long time. However, my mom helps me to do that. But I wanted to try on my own. At last successfully I did. Prawns is not a rare food in my home. For a couple of times, my dad did aquatic farming. So it’s a usual one to prepare in different varieties. My mom always tries to make some varieties in prawns to make us eating. This prawn masala is a very simple method all beginners can make. To peel off the prawns is easy, but it takes time, that’s it. If the shell is strong to peel off we can use hot water. Mine got easily came off so I used plain water only. Will surely post the peel off procedure of prawns soon.
Check out this Prawn Fry
Prawn Curry Recipe – Ingredients
- Prawns – 1 kg
- Big onions – 2 nos. (Finely chopped)
- Tomatoes – 2 nos. (Finely chopped)
- Ginger garlic paste – 2 tbsp
- Red chili powder – 1 tsp
- Coriander powder – 2 tbsp
- Cumin powder – 1 tsp
- Garam Masala – 1 tsp
- Coriander leaves – few (eg: a handful)
- Red chili powder – 1 tsp
- Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
- Salt – ¼ tsp
- Coconut – ½ cup
- Cashews – 4 nos.
- Poppy seeds – ¼ tsp (optional)
To season :
- Oil – 3 tbsp
- Bay leaf – 1 no.
- Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
- Cloves – 2nos.
- Cardamom – 2 nos
To wash prawns:
- Curd – 1 tbsp
- Turmeric – ¼ tsp
- Wash Prawns for two times with plain water and dip it in enough water in a wide vessel to remove the shells.
- Remove the head part of prawn first and remove the shell.
- Make sure there are no shells on the prawns and place in another vessel
- Do the same for all prawns and keep it in a separate vessel.
- Once done, rinse the peel off prawns in tap water for 2 times.
- Add a tbsp of curd to it, toss well with the prawns and rinse with enough water.
- Secondly add turmeric to it and again a quick toss and rinse well.
- Now it’s time for marination. Add ginger garlic paste, chili powder and salt to the washed and completely drained prawns.
- Mix well and cover with a plate. Let it sit for half an hour.
- Meanwhile, make ingredients ready for the gravy. Take two big onions, peel off and chop finely (lengthwise).
- Wash tomatoes and cut them into very fine pieces. Set ready the ingredients ginger garlic paste (I used homemade and stored), chopped coriander leaves and seasoning ingredients.
- Take up the spices, red chili powder, coriander pwd, cumin pwd and garam masala to the mentioned level.
- Shred coconut from half coconut and grind it with cashews and poppy seeds.
- Now heat a wok/Kadai, add oil, wait till it heats well.
- Add the seasonings firstly cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and finally bay leaf.
- Temper all these in low flame. Then add chopped onions sauté till it turns transparent.
- Add Ginger garlic paste sauté till the raw smell leaves.
- Add finely chopped tomatoes and sprinkle some salt over it.
- Cook on medium flame till it becomes mushy.
- Add the spice powders (red chili pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd, and garam masala).
- Stir well and add 2 cups of water and required salt. Add the ground coconut paste at the stage of first boil.
- Once it starts boiling, add marinated prawns. Cook covered with a lid for 5 mins or until the gravy becomes semi thicken. Turn off the stove and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with steamed rice/Coconut milk rice/Ghee rice / Indian flat breads
- If the shells in prawns are not coming out easily, add little warm hot water instead of plain water.
- The addition of curd while washing is to reduce the raw smell of prawns.So don’t skip it.
- Don’t wash prawns so vigorously it will make prawns to mash easily.
- Add prawns to the gravy after it starts boiling. Otherwise the prawns become stiff.
- Adjust the salt level as needed.
- Adding Khus khus (Poppy seeds) to coconut is purely optional.
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