Malabari Prawn Curry Recipe

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Malabari Prawn Curry
How to make Malabari Prawn Curry
  • Chef: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Malabari Prawn Curry Recipe: Prawns cooked in tamarind, coconut and jaggery making it a perfect south Indian delicacy. A perfect dinner party recipe!

Ingredients of Malabari Prawn Curry

  • To marinate the prawns:
  • 12-15 Prawns
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • To taste Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • For the spice paste:
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • To sear the prawns:
  • 1 tsp oil
  • For the base:
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 5-6 shallots (Madras onions)
  • 4-5 thin ginger slices
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, sliced thinly
  • 2 red chillies, partly split
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 green chilies, partly split
  • 3/4 th tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Salt, to taste
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp tamarind extract
  • 1 small piece jaggery
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • For garnishing:
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1 Tbsp coconut, grated
  • 2 prawns with tails

How to Make Malabari Prawn Curry

  • To marinate the prawns:
  • 1.In a bowl add the prawns that have been de-shelled, de-veined.
  • 2.Now add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and coconut oil. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • For the spice paste:
  • 1.In a pan dry roast coconut, fenugreek seeds and coriander seeds.
  • 2.Make a fine paste out of these dry roasted spices. Keep aside.
  • To sear the prawns:
  • 1.Ina a pan add 1 tsp oil. Sear the prawns lightly and keep aside. Do not throw off the juices released.
  • For the base:
  • 1.In a wok add coconut oil. Add the shallots (Madras onions), ginger slices, garlic slices, red chillies, mustard seeds and green chillies. Let it splutter.
  • 2.Add turmeric, chilli powder, spice paste. Loosen it a bit with 2 Tbsp coconut milk.
  • 3.Add the remaining coconut milk, salt, curry leaves. Stir.
  • 4.Add diced tomatoes, tamarind extract, jaggery and green peas. Simmer for 4-5 minutes on low heat.
  • 5.Add the seared prawns. Let them simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • For garnishing:
  • 1.In a pan add oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves and grated coconut. Cook the pranws (with tails) from both sides (2 minutes each).
  • 2.Top the tadka on the curry.
  • 3.Serve with boiled rice.
Key Ingredients: Prawns, Red chilli powder, Salt, Coconut oil,

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