Wednesday, 11 April 2012

"Eraal Podimas"/Prawns Thoran (Traditional Fare)

Summer vacation is a time you have to feed unexpected guests at a short notice or no notice at all! This recipe is simple & a little prawns can go a long way because it is pounded.
Courtesy: Lakshmi T.S.

Prawns: 250 deveined
Coconut grating: 1 cup
Green chilli: 2 chopped fine
Shallots: 10 chopped fine
Black gram dal/urad dhal: 1 tsp
Turmeric powder: ¼ tsp
Dry red chilli: 2
Curry leaves: a few
Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp chopped
Mustard seeds: 1/ 2tsp
Fennel: 1 tsp
Coconut oil: 2 tbsps
Salt to taste


Cook prawns with salt & turmeric powder. Cool well & pound with a mortar & pestle to crush it slightly.
Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, add black gram dhal & brown it.
Now, add fennel, dry red chilli, chopped shallots, green chilli & curry leaves.
 Sauté well & add coconut & crushed prawns. Adjust salt.
Stir for some time till all the water evaporates & it browns slightly.
Sprinkle coriander leaves & serve with plain rice/sambarsadam etc.

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