Friday, October 09, 2009

Tangy Bengali Prawn Curry

As my dear friend subi said i am on a roll trying out new cuisines. After trying out Bengali coconut prawns curry recently, am too eager to taste more of Bengali cuisine. Here is yet another prawns curry, Bengali style. It's too very delicious and yum with rice. I should say mustard oil, indeed imparts special flavors and gives a unique flavor to bengali cuisine. Those you have not cooked with mustard oil, do try this curry and you will love it.


To marinate prawns

2 cups - Prawns / shrimp, cleaned
1 - Lemon
Salt to taste

For gravy

2 medium - Onion, chopped
1 tbsp - Fresh Garlic paste
2 tsp - Fresh ginger paste
1 tsp - Red chili powder
2 tsp - Coriander powder
4 medium - Tomato, pureed
2 tsp - Tamarind pulp
4 to 5 tbsp - Mustard oil
Salt to taste


2 - Green chilies, split in center
1 tbsp - Coriander leaves


1 ) Drain prawns well off any water, then marinate prawns in lime juice and salt to taste for 30 minutes.

2 ) Heat a kadai / wok, add mustard oil and heat the oil till it turns smoking hot. Take off from the fire and cool the oil slightly. Place the kadai back on stove add prawns and fry until half cooked. Remove prawns from kadai and transfer to another utensil.

3 ) In the same remaining oil ( if you have run out of oil, then again add mustard oil and bring to a smoking hot, then cool a bit and proceed with next step ) add onion and fry till the onion turns golden brown. Add ginger- garlic paste, chili powder, coriander powder and salt to taste. Stir and fry well for 5 minutes on medium heat.

4 ) Then add tomato puree and cook till oil rises to the surface on medium heat. Add little water if the mixture is sticking to the pan . Now add the fried prawns back to the kadai, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Sharpen the tangy taste with tamarind pulp and stir in well. Garnish with green chili and coriander leaves.

Serve hot with rice.


Homecooked said...

Oh wow...this looks so yummy! Love the colour of the gravy and the pic is making my mouth water :) Yum!

Anonymous said...

interesting recipe. Looks so yummy.

krithi said...

love the color of the dish.looks very inviting.

Subi said...

Wow another bengali dish. As a fellow malayali who swears by her kudampuli fish curries I am really tempted to try this.

Lelwin Rodrigues said...

Lelwin Said.....

Tried doing the Tangy Bengali Prawn Curry with your instructions.. turned out to be realllyyyy awesome and easy to make... thanks... keep up the good work.......

Pravs said...

Lelwin : happy to know it came out well. Thanks for the feedback :)

alifiya patta said...

Hi I tried the recipe and it turned out to be amazing!! My family loved it, really quick and easy. Thank you.