Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fried Prawns in Coconut Milk Gravy

My kitchen is filled with this enticing aroma of freshly pounded spices, that i sprinkle into the pan of fried prawns and coconut milk. It's a winning combination of ingredients, that is flavorful and delicious.


To marinate

55 to 60 counts - Prawns,deshelled
1 tsp - Turmeric powder
Salt to taste

For the gravy

1/4 tsp - Cumin seeds
1/2 cup - Shallots / small onion
2 - Tomatoes, pureed
2 - Green chili, slit in center
1/2 '' piece - Ginger, finely sliced
1/2 tsp - Red chili powder
1/2 tsp - Coriander powder
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
3 to 4 sprigs - Curry leaves
1 small - Coconut

Spices to be powdered

2 - Green cardamom
1 small stick - Cinnamon
2 - Cloves


1 ) Marinate the prawns with turmeric powder and salt to taste for 10 minutes. Grind shallots to a fine paste. Powder the spices to a fine powder. Extract coconut milk - First extract of thick coconut milk about 1/2 a cup, then second extract of 2 cups .

2 ) Heat enough coconut oil to fry the prawns. In small batches, the fry the prawns to a golden brown color. Drain off the oil to a plate. After frying all the prawns, to the remaining oil, add cumin seeds and let it fry for a second. Then add the onion paste, stir and fry on medium to low heat till onion turns deep brown in color, without burning it.

3 ) Now add the powders, chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, ground spice powder and fry for a second. Then add green chili, ginger, tomato puree' and salt to taste. Fry till the tomato gets cooked and oil separates.

4 ) Add the fried prawns and mix in with the ingredients. Stir and fry on low heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Now pour in the second extract of the coconut milk and cook for 5 minutes. Adjust salt to taste. Now add the curry leaves and the first extract of the coconut milk. Let it come to a boil on low heat. Turn off the stove and serve.

Serve with basmati rice or appam.


aipi said...

Gorgeous looking gravy!!

Nitha said...

Delicious prawns.. Am drooling over the name itself..

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

Looks great !!Shrimp in coconut curry is one of my all time favs !!

Sushma Mallya said...

looks yum, love fried prawns esp..

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Pravs
55-60 prawns !!! Having a feast at home or what? :-)
Very nice dish indeed....I have mot of tiger prawns in my fridge...going to try it in a day or two...cant wait really.
Have a nice day

Suman Singh said...

I have never used coconut milk in my cooking yet, this looks and sounds delicious..

subi said...

i was planning to raid your blog for a good prawn curry and voila you post one. will try this and let you know. it looks great.

Kairali sisters said...

Me too Nitha..Drooling over that name, curry..Delicious...

Pravs said...

Aipi : Thanks :)

Nitha : Good i put that title for this dish..it's doing it's magic :)

Ragini : Please do try :)

Sushma :Give this a try, if you like fried prawns with some gravy.

Ushnish : Come on..55-60 prawns is not enough for a feast, for me :) Please try and i am waiting for that feedback :)

Suman : Coconut milk does wonders to a dish.. do try this curry.

Subi : This curry tastes so much like fish molly. Try it ! I just loved it.

Kairali sisiters :If the name makes you drool, the curry will win you over :)

Priya said...

Fingerlicking curry, makes me hungry..

Robert said...

Very Nice Job..
Gravy looking so yummy..

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious prawns with all real flavors,nice gravy..can't wait to try this recipe

lissie said...

Frying the prawns and adding to coconut milk gravy makes it double delicious...!!!

Pravs, please collect an award from my blog..

I was away in Kerala for more than a week.. :)

kothiyavunu.com said...

yummy looking prawns gravy..this looks terffic and mouthwatering.

Nithu said...

Nice recipe. Looks so good.

Robert said...

Very Nice Job..
Good job..

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Diane aka cameldiva said...

I've tried this curry and it is really quite delicious. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

oak dining table said...

I have never really liked coconut milk in my recipes but this one looks so good. I am going to try this one. Thanks.