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A tongue tickling, finger licking Prawn Recipe that I found on Though the original recipe had used Kerala Tamarind (gamboge) I used tamarind instead. It was indeed delicious and very easy to make! Definitely on my list to make again!! 🙂

This is what you’ll need

For the Marinade

Prawns: 500gms

Chilli powder: 1tsp

Pepper powder: 1/2tsp

Turmeric powder: 1/2tsp

Garam masala: 1/2tsp

Salt: As required

For the curry

Red onion: 1 (sliced)

Tomatoes: 2 (finely chopped)

Garlic: 2tbsp (finely chopped)

Ginger: 1tbsp (finely chopped)

Green chillies: 2-3 (finely chopped)

Curry leaves: Few (chopped)

Chilli powder: 1/2tsp

Tamarind paste: 1tsp

Fresh pepper powder: 1/2tsp

Coriander leaves: To garnish

Oil: 4tsp

Salt to taste

Let’s get cooking

1. Clean and devein the prawns. Wash and pat dry.

2. Mix the ingredients listed under marinade, along with the prawns. Keep marinated for 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Heat half the oil in a pan and fry the marinated prawns for 3 to 4 minutes, until dry. Remove from the flame and keep aside.

4. In the same pan heat the rest of the oil and saute the ginger, garlic, green chillies, curry leaves and onions. Fry until the onions turn brown.

5. Add the chilli powder and fry again for 30 seconds.

6. Add the tomatoes and cook until pulpy.

7. Add the tamarind paste, along with a little water and cook for a couple of minutes.

8. Add the prawns, along with the salt and cook again, until the masala coats the prawns ad the mixture is think.

9. Garnish with crushed peppercorns and coriander leaves.

10. Serve hot with rice or chappatis.

Approximate preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes

Serves: 2-3

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  1. Suji says:

    Hello there.. I stubled upon here while blog hopping and was so happy to see one if my recipe featured here. Thanks a bunch and i am glad you loved it…


    • admin says:

      Hi Sujitha,

      It was an easy recipe and an instant hit with all at home. Thanks again. You have a wonderful blog yourself. 🙂

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