Wednesday, March 6, 2013

CHETTINAD PRAWN CURRY


Chettinad Cuisine is spicy and delicious from the Chettinad region in Tamilnadu If you like spicy food you will surely love these curries specially the non veg preparations. They pair well with plain rice, dosas and appams. Here is the spicy prawn curry to die for...

Ingredients:
Prawns .... 1/4 kilo
Onions .... 2
Tomato ... 1
Yogurt ... 2-3 tbsps.
Ginger-garlic paste... 1 tbsp.
Tamarind juice ....... 4-5 tbsps.
Turmeric powder .... 1/4 tsp
Salt
Oil
Coriander leaves .....to garnish

Roast and dry grind:
Cumin seeds ...1/2 tsp
Aniseeds ........ 1/2 tsp
Poppy seeds ... 1 tsp
Sesame seeds ...1 tsp
Dry red chillies ..1-2
Pepper corns .... 7-8
Cloves .............. 2-3
Cinnamon ...... small piece
Green cardamoms ...3-4
Peanuts ............... 1 tbsp
Dessicated coconut ... 1 tbsp.

Tempering:
Mustard seeds .... 1 tsp
Dry red chillies ....1-2
Asafoetida ........... a pinch
Curry leaves ........ a sprig


Method:
1.Clean the prawns and marinate them with yogurt, a pinch of turmeric powder and salt.
2. Slice the onions and fry them to golden brown colour.
3. Add the tomato, ginger garlic paste and prawns. Stir fry for 4-5 minutes and add a little water, salt and simmer.
4. Now add a heaped tablespoon of the ground masala powder, tamarind juice and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
5. Fry the tempering ingredients and add to the curry.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with plain rice, dosas or appams.



4 comments:

  1. I am sure bookmarking this and gonna make when i have a party. Looks so so rich and so delicous.

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    1. Thanks dear.. your guests will surely love it :)

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