Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Coastal Prawn Curry

Andhra coastal (seafood) delights consist of fiery gravies laced with fragrant spices.One such dish is the coastal prawn curry.You could reduce the spice further to give it a milder taste. Happy New Year, and a great Sankranti(Pongal).Thanks for all my blog mates who sent me their good wishes.

1 kg fresh prawns shelled and deveined
5 medium onions sliced finely
4 green chillies slit lengthwise(you could add more if you like it fiery hot)
2 tbs fresh ground coconut
3-4 tbs ginger-garlic paste
finely ground mix of the following spices:
2-3 green cardamoms
2-3 cloves
1inch piece of cinammon
1/2 tsp of fennel seeds
1 tsp turmeric
a few curry leaves
1 tsp redchilli powder
3 tbs oil
1 tomato chopped
fresh green coriander leaves for the garnish

In a glass bowl mix all the spices and prawns,chopped tomato, season with salt and keep aside. Saute the onions till golden in color.Add the curry leaves, marinated prawns and toss around for a minute then add 1/3 cup water and let it cook till prawns are done.Always remember over cooking results in loss of flavor and nutrition.Garnish with the fresh coriander leaves.