Monday, May 18, 2009

Prawn Drumstick Curry!

Getting back to regular work is quite tough, even after just two days break. It was nothing but lounging on beach and running around the kids for us. Yeah, even after deciding never to venture out for a trip with the kids, we did it again. Went for a weekend trip to Pondy and really had a fun time, which of course included yelling at the boys for not eating anything the whole two days, getting wild because the kids wouldn't just get off the beach. The boys lived only on chocolates, biscuits and fruit juices. Really is that all enough to sustain the energy levels they show! I was very upset and worried. They eat food only on our return home.

On returning home, Peddu kept on crying that he wants to go back to the beach. Well we promised another trip if they ate something! For which both the boys nodded their heads seriously! As if we would risk going again. I have updated my personal blog with some pictures. Just sharing the lunch pictures that I took. We had ordered Pulkas, Veg Biryani with Paneer Makhani. While we ate these for lunch, Peddu ate the Onion raitha while Chinnu ate the roasted peanuts.



I am going to share a curry made with Prawns and Drumstick that Amma made for us the day before we left for the trip. This is something she tried for the first time as we normally never cook with tamarind and normally never mix a vegetable with a non veg.


Prawn Drumstick Curry

Prawns - 500 gms
Drumstick - 1 long
Onions - 2 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Tomatoes - 1 medium
Tamarind - 1 medium lemon size.
Chili powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 - 2 tsp

Method to Prepare:

Clean the prawns and let it drain. Soak the tamarind and extract the pulp.

Get all the prep work done and then heat a pan with oil.

Once the oil is hot, temper with curry leaves and mustard seeds. The add chopped onions. fry till it starts sweating. Then add ginger garlic paste. Fry till it becomes brown.

Add chopped tomatoes, fry well till it starts getting soft. Add the salt, turmeric chili and coriander powder. Simmer for 5 mints



Then add the drumstick and cover with lid. After 5 minutes, remove and add the prawns. Fry for 2 mints. Add the tamarind water. Cook for 2 minutes. Then add 1 cup of water and bring to boil.

When the water starts boiling, simmer and cover with lid, cook for 10 mins.

Since processed prawns are used, it doesn't require much cooking time.

Serve with Rice, Poori or Roti.

Note: Make sure its not too tangy but right enough by mixing tomatoes and tamarind pulp.

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18 comments :

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Prawns and drumsticks that sounds very interesting the curry looks very tempting too!!!

Renuka said...

Prawns curry looks delicious...

Happy cook said...

I want to have that curry with prawn and drumsticks, just looking to the pic makes me drool really, i would love to have that curry with plain rice .
We were in pondycherry for a week once and really had a wonderful time.
I didnt know suresh likes Beer ( i se ea knigfisher bottle on the table) wait till i tell Hans suresh likes beer, next time he will be there in your place with a box full of them :-)
I have posted a video of shyama and Hans here check them out when you have time.
http://mykitchentreasures.blogspot.com/2009/05/european-peasant-bread-and-2-violin.html

sra said...

Unusual recipe, tho' I seem to have heard of it. It looks nice.

Priya said...

I love this combination, being a pondy gal, anything with sea foods are my fav..delicious curry!

shoba said...

Hi Srivalli,
Thanks for visiting my blog.Your blog looks yummy, especially the Dosa series. This recipe looks great. I guess I can try it without the prawns too.

Divya Vikram said...

Prawn n drumsticks sounds like a unique n yummy combo!

Nags said...

that looks so good! i think you should do more of the mixing veg with non - veg thing :)

Helene said...

This dish is beautiful. I love prawns any ways. Looks great.

Shreya said...

I love drumsticks in prawn curry! I remember having it ages ago when Amma prepared, but we also added jackfruit seeds in it. Love the pic and the recipe:-)

karuna said...

Its been ages I have had prawn..boohoooo!!!. the curry and the table setting look so warm. I am hungry!!!!!!!

Homecooked said...

Prawns go well with practically anything :) Love the colour of your gravy. looks yummy!

Chrissy said...

uhm, this is going to sound a little dumb, but is a drumstick a ladies finger? As in a vegetable?

Pooja said...

Nice combo..curry is looking great..

Kayal said...

The curry looks so yummy and a unique combo.

Sharmila said...

Bengalis do mix veggies in a non veg dish. Love prawns anyday. :-)

renuka said...

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Kamini said...

This is an unusual combination, but it looks delicious, like all your food!

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