Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Prawn Curry for Curry Mela and a Plum Heart!

Today's post is a special from my Dad. When I told him about the Curry Mela, he was very eager for Amma to cook some non veg for Breakfast. For that he even got all the things required and everything was done on my behalf. There is a new super market that opened in Anna Nagar, its a huge Seafood super market and you can expect to get anything and everything in that place. I haven't see that place, not that I ever venture into a non veg shop, but heard that it is really huge. So Dad went shopping at this place and got these fresh prawns. Amma makes an awesome Prawn Biryani, which hubby dear is very fond of. I haven't learnt the recipe from her yet. But Dad keeps telling me that I should record that recipe.

Coming to this prawn curry, Amma prepared and they were all ready for their breakfast. But as most Sunday mornings, I was busy with the kids. So asked Dad to click the pictures. All I had to work on these pictures were resizing and putting up my name. Wow, such a simple task for me. In fact, Dad clicked so many for me to choose from.

Before I go to the recipe, I wanted to share a picture of a plum we got in the batch, that was in heart shape. It was so cute and just like a heart shape. I had to click it. It was pretty late in the night, still I thought I shall just take a click before it disappears. Know what, Athamma next days saw it and told me to take a picture to share it with my blogger friends. Looks like the entire family is focused on what my blogger friends like!

Prawn Curry

Prawn - 500 gms (before cleaning)
Oil - 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Clove - 1
Cinnamon - 1 "
Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Onions - 2 medium
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Salt to taste
Turmeric a pinch
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Water - 250 ml
Coconut Milk - 100 ml
Coriander leaves for garnish

Method to prepare:

Clean the prawns and let it drain.

Heat a pan with oil, add cumin seeds, then add the ginger garlic paste to the oil. Fry for 1 min, then add cloves, cinnamon. and fennel seeds. Fry for 1 min

Then add finely chopped onions. Sauté till they turn pink. Then add tomatoes. Fry till they become mushy. Then add the prawns, Fry on high flame till they are well mixed. Add salt and turmeric. Simmer for 5 mins. Water will come out of the prawns, fry till it evaporates.

Then add the chili powder, Coriander powder. Simmer for 5 mins. Oil should come out by now. Then add 250 ml water. Bring to boil. Let it boil for 10 mins, by when the water will go down to 100 ml. It depends on the thickness you want in the gravy. Then finally add the thick coconut milk and bring to boil.

Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with pooris.

This can be done without adding the coconut milk too.

This is another entry for Curry Mela, this time cooked by my mom!

Dad wanted to say this tasted great with Pooris! You can serve this with Ghee Rice or with Chapatis.

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sra said...

ah, such nice, plump prawns!
and I've seen plum hearts now and then, yeah!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Prawns look mouth watering, creamy and spicy.

Priti said...

Yes, plum looking very cute...thanks for sharing the pic ;)
And prawn curry looks yummy and delicious...I too have one prawn curry to post for curry mela and it was made and pics taken by my sis, bro-in-law for my blog :):) ..looks like everyone is hooked ..and we have such wonderful people around us ....

Shilpa said...

So sweet of your mom and dad :). My parents are also hooked to the blog now. I will try this curry sometime. I love prawns :)

indosungod said...

Valli, this is a true "family" blog :) Prawn curry looks delicious and with the pooris doubly delicious.

Maheswari said...

plum heart..interesting...prawn curry looks delicious..combo with poori is new to me..

kamala said...

Looks delicious Valli..Nice to know that the whole family is hooked.Never had prawns with poori..Diff combo

Shreya said...

lovely prawns... great recipe.. and wish Puris..great hearty plum there...

Cham said...

Very interesting shape fruit :) I love prawn looks delicious :)

Divya Vikram said...

I love prawns and rice..I have never cooked them at home since V hates seafood..Nice recipe Valli..

notyet100 said...

cute heart,,,:-),,and the curry looks yum,..i would luv to eat with pooris,..nice combo,..

SriLekha said...

Prawn curry for poori! that's great valli!

Mona said...

The first thing that I felt when I saw the picture of the curry was 'Ah, such beautiful plump prawns' :-) Those prawns looks so good. Its been a long time since I had some fresh prawns, I usually get frozen prawns here.. :-(

Dragon said...

Who could resist a heart shaped plum or that wonderful looking shrimp curry. It looks so warm and spicy. YUM!

Srivalli said...

sra, hhehe for a moment I thought you were referring to the plum...really thats cool, this is the first time for me...great

KF, Thank you

Priti, oh..thats really so sweet...yeah yeah..isn't that great!..looking fwd to your entry!

Shilpa, thank you...yeah I can see from the moms your mom makes...her passion try and let me know

indo, yep..thats great feeling...

Maheswari, thank you..but then all kurmas go well with pooris..

kamala, thanks...I was told it was do try it out!

Shreya, thanks..

Cham, yep it is right...glad you like the prawns!

Divya, I too have never cooked it..though I have cooked fish...thanks

priyanka, thanks...I know you will like it..

SriLekha, thanks..glad you liked it!

Mona, heheh...thats nice..oh sorry to know that...maybe next time you come here you can get these

Dragon, rightly said...thanks for stopping by!

Jaya said...

so tempting Prawn curry , it looks so deliciuos , WoW! the entire family is on blogging Mood,
Sri mine story is not different, any thing new cooked , and My In-laws, Hubby first ask me have you taken the pic? LOL..Such is the impact of blogging ..
hugs and smiles

Padma said...

Prawn curry looks lovely... I wannna have it now!

lakshmi said...

this reminds me of the potato that made news because it looked like a melancholic human face

Ashu said...

Wow Sri! it looks so delicious.. can't wait to try...:)

Kevin said...

That prawn curry looks really good!

Anonymous said...

We tried your prawn curry with poori.It tasted great.Thanks for sharing it with us.


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