Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Prawns Curry (Royyala Kura)


What you need:

Prawns-10-12
Tamarind pulp-3 tablespoons
Lime juice-2 tablespoons
Chopped fresh coriander leaves-a few
Oil-3 tablespoons

For grinding:

Chopped onions-2
Green chillies-2
Turmeric powder-1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder-1 teaspoon
Coriander seeds-1 teaspoon
Sesame seeds-1 tablespoon
Ginger-a small piece
Garlic-2 cloves
Salt-1 tablespoon
Cloves-2
Cinnamon-a small piece
Cardamom-1



How to make:

Remove the shells the prawns and rinse them with water three times. Later add the lime juice, a pinch of turmeric powder and salt and keep them aside. Now heat the oil in a pan and add the ground paste. Saute it until the oil comes out from it and add the prawns after sqeezing out the water from them. Fry them on a medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Now add the tamarind pulp and 1 cup of water. Lower the flame and cook it for 6-8 minutes until the gravy becomes thick and the oil separates from it. Now add the chopped coriander and turn off the stove. Serve it with bagara rice or chapathis…

Note: Lime juice helps to lessen the smell of prawns. We have to use a little bit more oil for non vegetarian dishes.

10 comments:

Asha said...

YUM! I am loving cooking with Shrimp these days too. Looks so good, must try! :)

I making your Brinjal dish today from your Telugu book's recipe. I am using long Brinjal, so it might look different.

Daily Meals said...

Hi Asha! A few days back we had some guests, so my husband wanted me to make this curry...
Ohh...are you going to try brinjal bagara...enjoy...:)

Bhawna said...

Being vegetarian all i can say is this is my husband's dream food AT HOME. If I ever start cooking Non-veg i know where to go....

prasu said...

Prawn curry looks so..yummy.I never tried tamanind with it...I want to try it.....

Andhra Flavors said...

loved prawns curry.what a co-incident nenu monne na second version of kajjikaya post chesenu. ohh mi daggara kajji kayalu chesedi vunda, nice.

Pooja said...

Chala bagundi vijaya..I dont add tamarind,sesame seeds will try this time

Daily Meals said...

You are always welcome Bhawna:)

Hi Prasu:) My mother makes this curry using tamarind pulp...

Daily Meals said...

Thank you AF! I have seen your baked kajjikayalu...good idea...

Pooja! This is my mother's version. She uses chopped onions but I ground them...and added sesame seeds first time to thicken the gravy...My husband said it was very nice...

prajusha said...

prawn curry looks delicious..i too make this but without lime juice.:)Next time use coconut oil.it tastes great.
Happy Pongal to u and ur family

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Prajusha! I have used lime juice to clean the prawns, not in cooking...