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Prawns Sukka - Mangalorean Style

Priti Shetty Naiga
15 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Prawns Sukka - Mangalorean Style RECIPE

“Prawns Sukka” is a popular, coastal seafood delicacy from Mangalore. It is also known as Yetti Ajadina in Tulu. Its an absolute favourite of the people of Mangalore (south canara) and is usually served with the plain boiled rice or neer dosa.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Karnataka
  • Pan fry
  • Blending
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 15 King Prawns (shelled, deveined and cleaned)
  2. 1 onion, chopped
  3. 1 1/2 tomato, chopped
  4. 1 inch ginger, chopped
  5. 3 garlic Flakes, crushed
  6. 2 Green Chili, chopped
  7. 1 tsp mustard seed
  8. curry leaves, few springs
  9. 1 dry red chili
  10. 1 tbsp oil
  11. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  12. salt to taste
  13. For the Dry Paste:
  14. 2 tsp coriander seeds
  15. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  16. 6-7 Dry Red Chili
  17. 1/4 mustard seeds
  18. a pinch of fenugreek seeds
  19. 1/2 cup Fresh coconut, grated
  20. 1 tsp tamarind paste


  1. Clean the prawns well by removing its head, shell and deveining it. Keep aside.
  2. Grind all the ingredients under dry paste, except for the grated coconut and tamarind. Make a fine powder. Now add the rest of the ingredients and grind again until you get a coarse dry coconut paste. Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai. And when its hot enough add mustard seeds, garlic, dry red chili and curry leaves.
  4. Add chopped onions and sautee until translucent. Add green chili and ginger, give a stir.
  5. Now add chopped tomatoes and let it cook for 5 mins until they become soft.
  6. Add cleaned prawns, turmeric and salt to taste. Mix well.
  7. Add half cup of water and stir. Close the lid and cook the prawns for another 5 -6 minutes on a medium flame. Add more water if needed.
  8. Once gravy is thick, add the Dry coconut paste and mix gently.
  9. Cook for about 2-3 minutes. Turn off the gas. The prawns will be well coated with this dry coconut paste now.
  10. The hot and spicy Prawns Sukka is ready to be served.
  11. You can serve it with some White Rice, Boiled Rice or Neer Dosa. Enjoy!

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Reshma M
Reshma M   Apr-04-2019

Tasted yumm

monika mitruka
monika mitruka   Jun-17-2016

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