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Apr 4, 2016

Chettinad Eral Kuzhambu Recipe / Chettinad Prawn Curry Recipe

Prawn is hubby's favorite. Since many of my viewers have told me that i dont have much prawn recipes in my blog. I have started cooking with them and posting here.This is a simple prawn curry with no coconut. 

This one is a chetinad style curry and goes extremely well with rice. idli or dosa..

Hope you will try this out and let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 45 mins
Serves: 4 to 6


Prawns - 500 grams cleaned

For Roasting & Grinding:
Coriander Seeds / Malli - 1 tblspn
Dry Red Chilli - 2 to 4
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf- 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Ajwain / Omam / Carom Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon Stick / Pattai - 2 cm piece
Black Pepper - 1 tsp
Cloves / Krambu - 4
Cardamom / Yalakai - 4
Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam / Methi - 1/4 tsp
Mace - 1
Poppy Seeds/ Khus Khus / Kasa Kasa - 1 tblspn

For Curry:
Oil - 1/4 cup
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Kaya Podi / Hing - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves a handful
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 20 chopped finely
Tomatoes - 2 large chopped finely
Green Chilli - 2
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Tamarind Pulp - 1 tblspn or to taste
Water as needed


Clean prawns, wash them well and set aside.

Take all roasting spices in a heavy bottom pan and toast them till golden. Cool them down and take them in a blender. Powder them and set aside.

Now in the same pan, add oil and heat it up. Add in mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.

Add in shallots and saute till golden. Add in tomatoes and green chillies. Cook that down till it gets mushy.

Add in spice powders and the ground masala. Mix well. Add salt and tamarind pulp to taste.

Add enough water to make a gravy. Simmer this till oil separates

Now add in prawns and mix well. Simmer for 10 mins or so.


Clean prawns and set aside

take your roasting spices

take them in a dry pan

toast them well

take them in a blender and powder them

set aside
heat oil and crackl mustard

add asafoetida

add curry leaves

add chopped shallots

cook till golden

add tomatoes

green chillies

cook that down

add spice powders

mix that through

add the ground masala

along with tamarind water

cook for few min

add salt

mix that through

add water 

bring it to a boil

simmer till oil separates

add prawns

simmer for a while

simmer for a while


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