Prawn Stew Recipe

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Prawn Stew
  • Recipe Servings: 3
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

A light and coconut-y stew with delicately seared prawns and the aroma of freshly roasted spices.

Ingredients of Prawn Stew

  • For the prawns:
  • 10 prawns, de-shelled and de-veined
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • Crushed black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp oil, to pan sear
  • For the masala:
  • Dry roast the following
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 12 pieces of cloves (laung)
  • 3 black cardamom pieces
  • 1 tsp whole black pepper
  • For the stew:
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp garlic, chopped
  • 3-4 green chillies slit
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 10-15 curry leaves
  • 2 cups or 400 ml of coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • Salt

How to Make Prawn Stew

For the prawns:
1.In a bowl, marinate the prawns in vinegar and freshly ground black pepper for 5-10 minutes.
2.Pan sear the prawns in some olive oil.
For the masala:
1.Roast the spices on a tawa till you get a lovely fragrance.
2.Then grind it in a mixie.
For the stew:
1.Take a deep pan. Add oil and saute onions and garlic.
2.Add green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric and coriander powder.
3.Then add coconut milk and the coconut water.
4.Let it come to a boil, temper it down with the roasted masala mix and salt.
5.Add the pan seared prawns.
6.Let it simmer for 10 minutes.
7.Serve with appams.
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