Prawns Curry

Back in India, since I am from a coastal area, we get very fresh fish. So I never liked the fish we used to get in Bangalore, because they had some smell. Prawns and Crabs are always my favorites compared to fish. I still remember.. my parents used to get a lot of fish, prawns when they used to visit us in Bangalore. It used to be a feast when they were with us.

So from many days, I wanted to buy some fish here and try out.

Last weekend when we went to Price Choppers, I just went near the fish section, hoping to find some known fish. But unfortunately there were none. I had never heard the names of fishes they had. Finally I found Prawns, they had 3 types of prawns. I bought the one, which looked similar to what we get in India. I called up my aayi and asked for the delicious prawn curry recipe, which she always makes. The curry was too good. I felt like I was sitting in my native and eating the curry served by aayi. So I have decided to buy some fish at least once in 15 days, even though they are very very expensive here.

Here the prawns I got were very big ones,unlike the small and tasty ones we used to get in my native.

1. Prawns 1/2 kg
2. Coconut(grated) 1 cup
3. Onion 1
4. Red chillies 5
5. Green chilli 1
6. Coriander seeds 1 tea spn
7. Dried kokum 2 pieces or tamarind extract 1/4th tea spn
8. Oil 2 tea spns
9. Salt As per taste

Heat oil and fry coriander seeds. Grind with coconut and red chillies to a very smooth paste.
Heat oil and fry chopped onions till they turn slightly brownish. Add prawns and fry for some time(till the prawns become white in color, this enhances the taste of the curry).
Add the ground masala, green chilli(slitted) and kokum/tamarind(In the traditional recipe kokum is used, since I was not having that I used tamarind extract). Add salt and sufficient water. Cook until completely done.
Serve hot with rice.

Serves : 4
Preparation time : 30min

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