Thursday, 8 March 2012

Chemeen/Prawns Thenga Masala (Seafood)

This is a very simple & tasty prawn recipe anyone can try. 

Prawns: 250 g shelled & deveined
Fresh coconut: 2 tbsps
Dry coconut/copra: 2 tbsps
Whole garlic: 15 to 20
Ginger-garlic paste: 2 tsps
Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp chopped
Curry leaves: a few
Tamarind paste: 1 tsp
Oil: 2 tbsps
Salt to taste


Grind coconut, fresh & dry, together. Keep aside.
Heat oil, fry whole garlic till it browns. Then add ginger-garlic paste.
Fry till fragrant & add red chilli powder, turmeric powder & ground coconut-copra.
Sauté well & put in the prawns, tamarind paste & salt. stir fry for a while & pour half a cup of water( 100 ml).
Cover & cook till gravy dries up.
Sprinkle coriander & curry leaves. Serve with rice or chapattis. 

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