South Indian cuisine offers a wide array of delectable dishes. From quintessential Hyderabadi biryani, chicken chettinad to Mangalorean fish curry, neer dosa and more - each state has its own distinct culinary specialities. And if you're a seafood lover, there's an endless list of mouth-watering dishes to try. One such cuisine that is famous for its seafood is Malabar cuisine. They are rich, creamy and usually cooked in coconut milk. So, if you're craving some delicious prawn curry, then this Malabari prawn curry is a must-try!
In this recipe, seared prawns are cooked in a tamarind, coconut and jaggery curry. It is loaded with spicy and tangy flavours and is an absolute treat for the taste buds. Pair this delicious prawn curry with some boiled rice and indulge in its goodness! Wondering how to make it? Check out the recipe below:
Malabari Prawn Curry Recipe: How To Make Malabari Prawn Curry
To begin with the recipe, first, we need to marinate the prawns. In a bowl, add the de-shelled and deveined prawns. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coconut oil and salt. Mix well and set aside for 10 minutes. Next, we need to make the spice paste. In a pan, dry roast coconut, fenugreek (methi) seeds and coriander seeds. Make a paste of these dry roasted spices and keep aside.
Now, heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and lightly sear the prawns. In a wok, add coconut oil, shallots (Madras onions), ginger, garlic, red chillies, mustard seeds and green chillies. Allow them to splutter. Add turmeric, chilli powder, spice paste, coconut milk, salt and curry leaves. Stir well. Add diced tomatoes, tamarind extract, jaggery and green peas. Simmer for around 4-5 minutes on low flame. Add the seared prawns. Let them simmer for 3-4 minutes. For the complete recipe of Malabari prawn curry, click here.
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Make this delicious prawn curry and surprise your family with your culinary skills. Do tell us in the comments section how you liked it.
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