Thursday 9 September 2010

Prawns in Coconut Milk Curry

Remember I told you in one of my earlier post that I celebrated Onam for the first time here in so many years, well and if your remeber I did say it was not a fully traditional one.
And one of the dishes I made for my guest was this Delicous Creamy Keral style Prawn curry.
I have never seen a couple of people snatching the bowl of a dish so fast.
And everybody went for second and third helping. It is always enjoyable to see your guest enjoying the food youhave prepared.

I made this from one of my favourite Kerala blog Kothiyavunu. And as the name say if you go to her place indeed you will be drooling on each recipe.
I just made the name short. The original name is Chemmen Thenga pal Curry/Prawns Coconut Milk Curry Kerala/Thrissur Style.

For marinating prawns
Prawns .1/2kg
Garlic paste .1/2tspGinger paste
1/2tsp Coriander powder
1tsp Red Chilly powder
1tspTurmeric powder
1/2tspBlack Pepper Powder ( i would do freshly ground )
1 tspGaram masala
1/2tspSalt or to taste.

For the gravy
Onion 2 medium sliced
Tomato 1 medium Cut fine
Garlic paste 1tsp
Ginger paste 1tsp
Coriander powder 1tsp
Red Chilly powder 1tsp ( I used Kashmiri chilli powder)
Turmeric powder 1/2tsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp

400 ml tinned coconut milk
Green chillies 2 split or according to your taste
Curry leaves 2 sprigs
Kudampuli 1piece ( it is a typicall S.Indian fruit which is dried and this give a tangy taste to thewhole dish)
Mustard seeds 1/2tsp
Fenugreek seeds 1/4ts
Coconut oil :2 tbsp

Marinate the prawn with the above ingredients and keep it in the fridge for an hour.
Heat coconut oil in a pan,when its hot,add mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds.When it starts splutters.
Add the sliced onions till the onions become soft but not dark.
Then add the green chillies and curry leaves and stir for few minutes.
Now add ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder,corainder powder, gram masala powder,pepper powders and stir till the aroma comes out.
Now addthe chopped tomato pieces along with little salt and staute well till the tomatoes are cooked.
AsI used tinned milk I took few tsp of coconu milk diluted with few tbsp of water and then added to thepan.
Then add the rest of the coconut milk and then add the prawn and cook for 4 or 5 minutes.
Serve with rice.
Don't over cook the prawns, I just cooked them for 5 minutes.


Bong Mom said...

This really looks gorgeous HC.

Jaya M said...

I know why your guest were snatching that bowl of delicious prawns..I would have gone to do the same :-)..
looks so so delicious.
hugs and smiles

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Love the food styling! Malai curry is one of our favourites too!

Lavanya Raj said...

Iam Loving ur pictures style these days. being veg, i cant stop drooling over on the gravy!

Maria♥ said...

Oh wow, this look so delicious! I've been eating different types of curries lately and would love this one too.


ruchikacooks said...

Prawns look delicious in that coconut sauce Finla. The color is just gorgeous. Lov the brightness of the pix..

Just a thought (ok, I am troubling u now), those berry cupcakes were from a book? Can u send it to my event baking from a book? Im guest hosting it this month..

Finla said...

Ruchika sure will send the raspberry cake for your event.

My Kitchen Antics said...

That does look heavenly

Unknown said...

Droolworthy of my favourites....

Unknown said...

That prawns coconut milk curry of yours looks 100 times better than mine...lols....Has come out perfect..its our family all time fav curry..:)
Thx for trying it out and Im happy u liked it...

sra said...

Smooth and silken. And those curry leaves, they are such a glossy black-green! Aah!

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

Delicious and mouth watering ,my fav dish too !!

Priya Suresh said...

Cant take my eyes from the clicks, simply mouthwatering here...yummy..

Hayley said...

Why? we are such a good friends, but don't visit eachothers blog very oten..:)

Prawn dish looks gorgeous!

Finla said...

Jags I agree, we should start visitng each others place more often.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks delicious...

~Lisa~ said...

This dish has such great flavors. I love prawns. I bet this didn't last long and I can see why.

Soma said...

Saw the pic in the Fb and had been itching to come. I LOVE shrimp and this is a keeper. I have never used fenugreek in seafood. Scrumptious!

Akila said...

i always love prawns....

love the recipe..

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lissie said...

Oh, this authentic Kerala style prawn curry looks awesome! I am drooling...!

Cynthia said...

Look at that thick wonderful sauce! Dang, that looks good!

Cynthia said...

Look at that thick wonderful sauce! Dang, that looks good!

Tanvi said...

Prawns are my favourite.The curry looks really creamy!
Sinfully Spicy

indosungod said...

They look delicious HC. Don't have to talk much about your baking skills and when you pick something else they are the best and makes me want to rush to the kitchen.

Angie's Recipes said...

I want the saucy gravy! This looks so yummy.

PreeOccupied said...

That's a great recipe. We make Prawns in Coconut Milk too, you have got a perfect color to your curry.

Radhika said...

Looks Gorgeous and inviting Finla. Love the brights colors.

aipi said...

Gorgeous looking the guest enjoyed it!!

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Cakelaw said...

This looks fantastic - so when am I coming to dinner ;)

Sushma Mallya said...

looks rich and creamy, love the recipe..really good one finla and lovely clicks too..

Pam said...

Wow - that looks beautiful and delicious!