Friday, 4 May 2012

Dry Prawns with Mango (Traditional Fare)

 Known as "Kongum Maangayum" in Malayalam.
A very traditional preparation of the high ranges of kerala, where fresh fish was not available so freely as it is now.
Courtesy: Bindhu Nair

Dry prawns: half a cup
Raw mango: 1 sliced
Coconut: 1 cup grated
Green chilli: 6 crushed
Ginger: 1 tsp grated
Shallots: 1 cup sliced
Turmeric powder: ¼ tsp
Red chilli powder: ½ tsp
Curry leaves: a few
Coconut oil: 2 tbsps
Salt to taste


Dry roast the prawns after removing the head. Wash & keep aside.
In an eathern vessel, add the other ingredients, except oil, one by one.
Last, add the prawns. Mix well with your hands.
Now, pour coconut oil.
Keep on stove to cook, on a slow flame. Stir occasionally.
Add more curry leaves & take off fire.
Good with rice, kanji & boiled tapioca.

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