Malabar Prawn Curry | How to make Malabar Prawn Curry

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About Malabar Prawn Curry

Malabar Prawn Curry is a recipe from the coastal regions of Kerala, which is aptly called “God’s Own country". Because of the abundance of coconut trees in Kerala, it finds it's exclusive presence in Malabar Cuisine. Malabari Cuisine is from the Southern Part of Konkan Coast, which is quite different from the Northern Konkan cuisine namely Malvani and Gonmantak. Usage of Tamarind and Curry leaves is the signature of Malabari Cuisine. This recipe has a burst of flavor with the tanginess of tamarind, great flavours of curry leaves and the sweet taste of coconut milk.

Malabar Prawn Curry is a delicious dish which is liked by the people of every age group. Malabar Prawn Curry by Alka Jena is a step by step process by which you can learn how to make Malabar Prawn Curry at your home. It is an easy recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. Malabar Prawn Curry is a dish which comes from Kerala cuisine and is very much popular throughout the worldwide This recipe is perfect to serve 4 people. You can find this dish at almost every restaurant and you can also prepare this at your home. It is an easy recipe which doesn't take so much time. This amazing and mouthwatering Malabar Prawn Curry takes few minute for the preparation and 10 minute for cooking. The aroma of this Malabar Prawn Curry make you more hungry and you couldn't stop yourself from having this. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for any party or special occasion then Malabar Prawn Curry will be the best option for you. The flavor of Malabar Prawn Curry is unforgettable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Malabar Prawn Curry at your weekends and impress your family and friends.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time10mins
  • Serves4People

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Malabar Prawn Curry

Ingredients to make Malabar Prawn Curry

  • Prawns- 250 gms
  • Coconut milk- 1 cup
  • Tamarind paste- 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves- a sprig
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Whole Red Chillies- 2 to 3 nos
  • Baby onions- 3 to 4
  • Turmeric powder-1 tsp
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder-1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Mustard Oil- 3 to 4 tsp
  • For the Paste:
  • Grated coconut- 3/4cup
  • Chopped Ginger- 1 tsp
  • Chopped Garlic- 2 tsp
  • Green Chillies- 2 nos
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp

How to make Malabar Prawn Curry

  1. Wash and clean the prawn. Marinate this prawn with turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and a juice of half a lemon for 30 minutes.
  2. Take 1 cup of grated coconut and pour over 1 cup of boiling water and extract the coconut milk through a sieve.
  3. Grind all the ingredients marked under paste with some water and keep aside.
  4. In a pan, fry the prawns on both sides in mustard oil for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and keep aside.
  5. In the same pan, add a little more oil, when it is hot, add the mustard and fenugreek seeds, once they splutter, add the curry leaves, dry red chillies and the onions.
  6. Fry the onions till it turns a little brown, then add the ground masala. Saute for 5-6 minutes or till the oil comes out from it on medium heat. Add salt and tamarind paste, cook it for further 3-4 minutes.
  7. Now add the prawns and cook for 3-4 minutes, then pour in the coconut milk. Let it come to a boil and then lower the heat. Let the curry cook for 2 to 3 minutes more.
  8. Turn off the gas and keep it covered to trap the aroma of the curry inside.
  9. Serve hot with steamed rice and raita.

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