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Spicy Prawns curry

Spicy Prawns curry
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A recipe by my mother .The gravy is spicy and colorful and the use of mustard oil adds a sharp taste to the gravy.Fit to be served in any festival get together.You can use any other vegetable oil in case mustard oil is not available.

1.Prawns (6 to 8) cleaned keeping the tail and head intact,washed and de-veined
3.Garlic (5 cloves)
4.Ginger(1 inch)
5.Asafoetida(1/3rd tbsp)
6.While Cinnamon sticks(1 and 1/2) broken into pieces
7.Green cardamom(4 to 5)
8.Cloves(5 to 6)
9.Black pepper whole crushed(4 to 5)
10.Tomato (1 chopped into big pieces)
11.Cumin powder (1 tbsp)
12.Turmeric powder(1 tbsp)
13.Coriander powder(2 tbsp)
14.Green chillies(2 to 4 chopped)
15.Coriander leaves for garnish
16.Curd(2 tbsp)
17.Mustard oil (2 tbsp)


  1. Grind onions into a paste.
  2. Grind ginger garlic into a paste.
  3. Add mustard oil into the wok.
  4. Add whole cinnamon sticks ,cardamoms and cloves into the oil.
  5. Add the onion and ginger garlic paste and saute.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes and fry.
  7. When the tomatoes are tender add asafoetida powder or hing.Add two tbsp of beaten curd and stir.
  8. Add cumin,coriander and kashmiri chilly powder.
  9. Saute the spices ,add salt as per taste .
  10. continue to stir unless and until the spicy mixture do not leave the sides of the pan.
  11. Add the prawns,add 1/2 cup of water and cover cook for five minutes.
  12. Continue to cook until the gravy gets dry and oil floats on top.
  13. Add chopped green chillies and crushed black paper.
  14. Decorate with coriander leaves and serve with rice or rotis or tortillas



2 thoughts on : Spicy Prawns curry

  • Keshab Dimri
    February 15, 2017 at 4:07 am
    What to do with Onion paste, ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder?
    • February 15, 2017 at 2:09 pm
      Sorry I missed that step.I updated the recipe.thank you for pointing it out.

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