Monday, 14 June 2010

Coconut Prawns with Spices



This is one recipe that I turn back to again and again when I am lost in thought on what to prepare for side dish! We, approaching the edge of being fully carnivorous, I have to come up with some non-veg side dishes to go with any vegetarian main course. This is one quick side dish that I prepare with some ready peeled prawns in the freezer. Very unexpected marriage of flavours happening in here, unlike the regular prawn preparations you may find in my blog and I have ever eaten. I found this recipe on pack of maggi coconut milk powder, made few lazy tweaks and here is the final outcome. Please refer to notes for the original notes.


Ingredients:

250g Cleaned jumbo king prawns
1 Tbsp oil (vegetable or coconut)
1 Large onion, grated (140g)
1 Large clove of Garlic grated
2 Dried Kashmiri chillies, chopped finely (optional)
½ tsp cumin powder
1 tsp paprika/Kashmiri Chilli powder
1 ½ Tbsp yogurt
Scant ¼ tsp cardamom, powdered
Scant ¼ tsp cinnamon, powdered
Scant ¼ tsp cloves, powdered
½ tsp crushed cumin seeds
2 Tbsp coconut milk powder
Salt - as required

Preparation:

1.Heat oil in a saucepan or frying pan. Add grated onion,grated garlic, chopped chillies, paprika or chilli powder and salt. Sauté until onions starts to turn golden.

2. Add prawns and curd. Mix well, cover and cook for around 8-10 minutes on medium flame until almost cooked.

3. Add coconut powder along with rest of the spice, stir well and cook for further 3-4 minutes until the gravy is almost dry and smothered in the sauce.


Notes:

1. The original recipe calls for pounding fresh spices and adding it at the end. If you are patient enough to pound the spices, roast 1 cardamom, 2 whole cloves and a small pieces of cinnamon stick and pound it fine. Add it at the end along with coconut instead of ready made spice powders. Freshly pounded spices give it a fresh aroma than the ready powdered spices.

2. Original recipe also doesn’t call for dried chillies. Adding dried chillies and chilli powder makes it really hot. So add paprika along with the dried red chillies or omit the dried ones as per your taste.

17 comments:

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Shabs, thats a gr8 click of the recipe. Looks very inviting.

Nitha said...

Looks delicious dear.. njanum maggi nte purakil kandittunde.. But never tried this...

Nimi SunilKumar said...

hi shabs
ur prawns with spices is quite inviting.never tried it in this way.adipoli aanallo!

luv
Nimi

Nimi SunilKumar said...

hi shabs
ur prawns with spices is quite inviting.never tried it in this way.adipoli aanallo!

luv
Nimi

Kairali sisters said...

Hey Shabs..Hmm looks yummy ketto..Spiicy Prawns..

Love
Kairali sisters

Mallugirl said...

we had coconut prawns over the weekedn so i was so surprised to see this.. but mine was breaded style.:)) made ur chicken roast. came out good tho a little low on salt. i can never figure out how much salt to add!!

Happy Cook said...

Looks so so delicous; i wouldn"t mind having this every day :-)

Sayantani said...

you have some great recipes here Shab and the pictures are simply gorgeous.
the prawn curry looks yum. perfect with some hot hot rice.

Yasmeen said...

Succulent prawns,love the coconut and the spices :D

Pavithra said...

Looks so delicious .. and the clicks are awesome too..

Nostalgia said...

Looks good. I have been craving for some all through the weekend. This looks very tempting and the craving is creeping back

BeenaShylesh said...

last week i made roast with prawns..

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Delicious and yummy prawns curry!

Magdalena said...

Great and yummy. I love that type of food, although I do not show it on my blog :)
Have a good day !

Chef de Cuisine said...

this turned nice...n so simple! u didnt mention salt though :)

Shabs.. said...

Hi chef de cuisine...
Thank for ur feedback, m glad u liked it......and thx alot for the salt mentioning:)....Just updated....I just got another comment today on my kozhi nirachathu as well saying that no amount for ginger and garlic given...how much ever i try to perfect the recipe...errors still prevail!!!Strange...

Shabs.. said...

Hi chef de cuisine...
Thank for ur feedback, m glad u liked it......and thx alot for the salt mentioning:)....Just updated....I just got another comment today on my kozhi nirachathu as well saying that no amount for ginger and garlic given...how much ever i try to perfect the recipe...errors still prevail!!!Strange...

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