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Mayawati's Prawn Curry Recipe

Mayawati's Prawn Curry
How to make Mayawati's Prawn Curry

About Mayawati's Prawn Curry Recipe: Our Travelling Diva, Ritu Dalmia tastes the local cuisine of South Goa. Dissolve in the dizzying taste of the legendary prawn curry prepared by the blessed cook, Mayawati. I

  • Total Cook Time 40 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Mayawati's Prawn Curry

  • 2-3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 kg prawns, small
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 onion, sliced
  • 3-4 green chili (slit)
  • 2 cups water
  • to taste salt
  • For the spice paste:
  • 1 coconut, grated
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 8-10 pieces dry kokum
  • 10-15 goan dried red chili or any dry red chilli

How to Make Mayawati's Prawn Curry

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Grind all the ingredients for the paste together, sprinkling a bit of water if required.
Heat the oil in a pan, saute the onions and green chilli till light brown.
Add the spice paste and stir for 5 minutes on medium heat.
Then mix in the prawns and coat well with the paste.
Pour in some water and bring it to a boil.
Finally add tomatoes and salt, stir it for 2 minutes.
Cover let it cook for 10 minutes on low heat.
Serve hot with steamed rice.
Tip - In case you don't have kokum, just use 2 Tbsp. of tamarind water instead. Although this
recipe is traditionally for prawn curry it works very well for baby onions and drumsticks.

Recipe Notes

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