Hubby has been talking about this baby prawns called as kooni for a long time. I have never seen them or used them too. But he told that they cook it along with drumstick leaves like they cook drumstick leaves thoran. And oneday he bought me a parcel, when i opened it there were a bunch of baby prawns.
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 to 25 mins
Serves : 4 to 5
Coconut Oil – 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu – 1 tsp
Onion – 1 medium size chopped finely
Curry leaves a small handful
Drumstick Leaves / Murungai Keerai – 2 cups
Baby Prawns / Kooni – 300 grams
Salt to taste
Fresh Coconut – 1 cup Grated
Dry Red Chilli – 4
Garlic – 2 pods
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp
Start by washing the baby prawns really well, there will be lots of sand on them. Squeeze all the water and set aside.
Grind the ingredients given for the masala to a coarse mix, dont add water.
Heat oil in a earthernware kadai. When they are hot, add in mustard and urad dal and let them pop.
Add in onions, curry leaves and saute for a couple of mins. Add in salt and saute again for a couple of mins.
Now add in the drumstick leaves and saute for a couple of mins. They will wilt immediately.
Once they are wilted, add in the baby prawns and mix well.
Saute this for 5 mins or so on a very high heat.
Now add in the ground masala and toss well for another 2 to 3 mins on high heat.
Serve this with rice.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Wash your baby prawns really well,
because there will be lots of sand on them
|A Close look at them, they are so tiny..|
|First lets make the masala, take coconut in a blender|
|add dry red chillies|
|grind it to a coarse mix, dont add water|
|Heat coconut oil in a earthern ware kadai|
|add in mustard and urad dal|
|After the seeds pop, add in onions and curry leaves|
|saute for couple of mins|
|saute for couple more mins till the onions shrinks|
|add in cleaned and washed drumstick leaves|
|give a quick toss in the oil, it will shrink|
|now add in baby prawns|
|keep stiring on high flame for 5 mins|
|now add in the coconut masala|
|stir again for 2 to 3 mins on high heat|
|Now everything is well combined and looks done|