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
Garlic paste .1/2tspGinger paste
1/2tsp Coriander powder
1tsp Red Chilly 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.