Thursday, April 30, 2009

Spicy Stir Fry Prawns


1/2 kg prawns deveined and cleaned

For marinade

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tbsp lemon juice

salt to taste

To grind to a fine paste

5-6 cloves of garlic

1 " ginger

1 tsp cumin seeds

3-4 fried red chillies

3 cloves


1 tsp turmeric powder

For gravy

1 tsp mustard seeds

2 sprig curry leaves

3 green chillies roughly chopped

3 Tbsp tomato puree

1/2 cup coconut milk

2 tbsp milk

1 tsp sugar

salt to taste

2 tbsp oil


  • Heat water in a pan,add salt and cook the prawns till done
  • Marinate the prawns with salt,lemon juice,cumin powder,red chilli powder and keep aside for 20 minutes
  • Grind ginger,garlic,fried red chilli,cumin seeds,turmeric powder with little water to a smooth paste and then keep aside
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it crackles add curry leaves, green chillies and fry for a minute
  • Then add the paste and fry for 2-3 minutes till the raw smell of it goes off 
  • Add tomato puree and fry for another 3-4 minutes till it forms a lump, then add sugar,salt,coconut milk,milk and mix well
  • Add 1/2 cup water and allow it to boil, then add marinated prawns and mix well and close the lid and cook for 10 minutes and then garnish with coriander leaves and then serve hot with steamed rice