Thursday, 4 July 2013

Prawn Gravy - Simple Version

Serves 1 - 2
I'm a big fan of sea food,being raised in a coastal town could be the reason for this.Chennai is really wonderful when it comes to buying fishes & prawns , we find so many fresh varieties of sea food brought right to our door step.The fish mongers go around on cycles with baskets fully laden with all types of small fishes ,hawking their wares.Well I've never figured out what exactly they say with their loud voices though:) And this applies to many hawkers.There's one in our area who's being selling Tender Coconut for years,but I still don't know what exactly he says.But the sound of their voices is something that I relate to being back at home in India:)I really miss having prawns here, back at home in India we have Prawns pretty often.I simply love prawns,but as hubby is allergic to them I hardly prepare any prawn dishes.Guess cooking for just yourself is not at all fun :) So on rare occasions when I really feel like eating prawns I make this quick fix.It tastes awesome with plain rice or rotis :)

You'll Need:
Prawns - 150 g(cleaned and deveined)
Onion - 1 medium (finely chopped)
Tomato - 1 medium(finely chopped)
Ginger Garlic Paste from - Ginger - 1" & Garlic - 5 - 6 cloves
Red Chilli powder - 1 -1.5 tsp
Fennel powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves -  2 sprigs
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp(chopped finely)
oil - 2 -3 tsp
salt as needed

-Heat the oil in a pan,when it heats up splutter the curry leaves .Add the ginger garlic paste and saute on medium flame until they are well browned,about 5 minutes.
-Add the onions and salt and saute until they are well browned.Add the tomatoes and mix well.Add the turmeric powder,Red Chilli Powder,Fennel powder,Coriander leaves and garam masala powder and mix well.Reduce the flame and cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the mixture oozes out oil.Check for salt.
-Add the Prawns and mix well.Add about 1/2 cup of water and let it cook on a low heat for  4 -5 minutes,just until the prawn is cooked.I used small prawns so they cooked real quickly and Prawns tend to turn rubbery on over cooking.
-Take it off the stove.This is a thick gravy,if you want it to be thin add more water before adding the prawns.

Thank for stopping by ! Happy Cooking !

Sending this to Foodabulous fest organized by Simply Tadka and hosted by Sajna Bishar of Saju's Tastes


  1. It's the same for me. My other half does not fuss but he is not comfortable eating certain types of food or dishes. So I cook what I like to eat when he is not around.

    Nevertheless, he does not mind prawns, not often but maybe once a month. We will love the dry version and adore the combo of spices for the spicy burst. What a great dish and as usual, we need our rice to go with it.

  2. the gravy looks really spicy... my hubby would really love this, though i'm allergic to prawns...

  3. Reni, I am glued to the picture. lovely recipe and a pic to go with it.

  4. Luv to have prawns when get bored with usual chicken! I like their aroma and gets best with this rainy season. Like the gravy u made, looks completely awesome.. hope that it wud go great with parathas too!

  5. Ohhhhh Reni!!! that is not simple it is a grand meal if you were to offer me.Love the color and look in the close up shot! yummm yummm..

  6. Very tempting and mouthwatering Reni...

  7. finger licking gravy.beautiful clicks.

  8. so spicy n Very tempting ...

    1. Thanks for stopping by Maha !

  9. Wow! Prawns look delicious Reni.. Loved it :-)

  10. Tender Coconut hawker thing was a good one!! LOL, usually the fish mongers chant down their entire fish variety list :) - like cheela, vajram, on!
    Prawn gravy(or is it a fry) looks yum. I'm sure it tastes good with plain rice or even curd rice!
    Nice clicks!

    1. Yes dear ...I get some of the fish names,like u said chala,vanjaram but the others i don't get.I think it's a marketing strategy to pique our curiosity :) And I love it with curd rice too :)

  11. so tempting fry Reni, love it :-)

  12. My mom too prepares prawn almost the same way !! Really captivating pic :)

  13. that prawn curry looks simply divine...i make the same way but chilli powder is substituted with coriander and pepper to try this for that wonderful colour and texture

  14. Clicks are too much tempting me

  15. My hubbys fav...Really lovely...
    Thnx 4 linking it 2 my event :


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