Friday, December 08, 2006

Murungakai Chemmeen Curry - Drumstick Prawns Curry

This is a nice combination of prawns/shrimps with drumstick. Kodampuli is the tamarind used to bring out the tangy taste to this curry.

Ingredients

500gm -Prawns / Shrimp,cleaned
2 - Drumsticks, cut into pieces
2 - Kodampuli (click to see the pic at the bottom )
2 - Green chili, slit in center
1 inch piece - Ginger,chopped small
3 - Shallots,diced
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp - Red chili powder
6 - Curry leaves
1 cup - Water

To grind to a smooth paste

1.5 cup - Grated fresh coconut
1.5 tsp - Red chili powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder

Seasoning

1 tsp - Mustard
2 - Shallots,diced

Method

1 ) Put Kodumpuli in a small bowel with lukewarm water for 5 to 10 minutes. Clean well in cold water. Set aside.
2 ) In a pot, pour one cup water and add drumstick,kodumpuli, green chili, ginger, shallots, red chili powder and turmeric powder. Bring to a boil and partially cook drumstick, then add prawns and salt. Cook till the prawns and drumstick is well cooked.
3 ) Grind the ingredients listed to be ground to a thick smooth paste with water. Add to the prawns and drumstick. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook for 2 minutes.
4 ) To season, heat oil in a pan and pop mustard. Then add shallots and fry till light brown. Add to the curry.
Serve with rice.

Tip

Instead of kodumpuli, use the regular tamarind (lime size) to make this curry. Use fresh coconut for making the curry. Otherwise canned coconut milk is a substitute......but fresh is the best !

2 comments:

Prakash Gopan V said...

Truly wonderful...
Made it... Relished it...

sindhu said...

Praveena...ur recipes r really yummy.This one also superb.