Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Ingredients: (serves 5)

Ingredients: (serves 5)

Prawn - ½ kg
Potatoes - 3 medium peeled and diced
Onion- 2 or 3 medium sized finely chopped
Garlic- 8 cloves
Ginger- 1 piece (2 to 3 inches)
Tomato- 1 large ripe chopped
Green chillies- 2 or 3 slit
Coriander powder- 3 teaspoons
Cayenne pepper/ Chilli powder- 1 teaspoon (increase to 2 for more spicy)
Turmeric powder- 1 teaspoon
Fennel seeds powder- ¼ teaspoon
Garam masala powder- ¼ teaspoon
Coriander leaves - 1 bunch finely chopped
Coconut milk powder-3 heaped tablespoon
Oil for cooking
Water- 4 to 5 cups
Sugar - ½ teaspoon
Salt to taste

For marination:
cayenne pepper/ chilly powder- ½ teaspoon
Turmeric powder - ½ teaspoon
Garam masala- ¼ teaspoon
Salt to taste

1.       Marinate prawns with listed items and leave in fridge for 15-20 mins.
2.       Grind ginger and garlic into fine paste and keep aside.
3.       Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a vessel.
4.       Sauté onions till transparent.
5.       Add ginger garlic paste and continue sautéing till the raw smell of paste disappears.
6.       Cook powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder in a non stick pan at very low heat for a few mins till the raw smell of coriander powder is gone and a nice aroma lingers.
7.       Then add coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder and fennel powder. Mix well. Add small quantity water if too dry to stir. Let it cook for a while till raw smell of masala disappears.
8.       Add tomato and cook for few more mins.
9.       Add potato pieces, water and salt to taste.  
10.   Cook it on medium to low flame till potato is done and water content reduces to half.
11.   Meanwhile shallow fry the marinated prawn for 3 to four mins in minimum oil.
12.   Add it to the curry when potato is almost done.
13.   In half glass warm water add the coconut milk powder and stir well to get rid of lumps.
14.   Once curry is fully cooked, on a low flame, stir in the coconut milk.
15.   Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice pancakes/bread/roti/rice.


  1. This looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!


  2. Prawns and potato curry is childhood fav..thanks for posting.

    Also thanx for visiting my space and having me on ur blog roll.


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