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Friday, August 21, 2009

Prawn Gravy - Chettinad style and Awards

I always love chettinad cuisine and tried this gravy with Prawns. Followed the recipe of Chettinad chicken gravy which I posted previously.

Given the recipe once again:

Prawns - 250 gms (Peeled, de-veined and washed)
Small sambhar onions - 15-20, chopped.
Tomatoes - 1, big sized, chopped
Garlic - 6-7 cloves, finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
Grated coconut - 3 tablespoons
KhusKhus - 1 teaspoon or cashews - 6-7
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 2
Bay leaf - 1
Aniseed - 1
Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - few
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil - 2-3 tablespoons

For Masala Paste:
Coriander seeds - 1 tablespoon
Red chillies - 6
Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon - 1 small piece
Cardamom - 1
Clove - 1

Dry roast all masala items and grind them to a fine paste with little water and keep aside.

Grind coconut, KhusKhus/cashews and fennel seeds to a fine paste with little water and keep aside.

Heat pan and add oil. Once it is hot, add bay leaf, cinnamom, aniseed, cardamom, cloves and fry for a minute.

Then add ginger garlic paste, and saute for 5 mintues. Add curry leaves, onions, chopped garlic and fry for 10 minutes.

Add chopped tomatoes and saute until they are cooked. Add prawns, with turmeric powder and saute nicely until all water evaporates.

Then add the grinded masala powder, salt to taste, mix well for 5 minutes and add 2-3 cups of water and close the pan.

Cook for 10 minutes or until prawns are cooked.

Open the lid, add grinded coconut paste. Check the gravy consistency and adjust water and salt to taste.

Mix well and bring it to a boil. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.

Cooking Time : 45-60 minutes
Serves 4 persons


Now to awards:

Sailaja and Sireesha have given me Scrumptious Blog Award:

It is a blog award given to sites who:

* Inspire you
* Encourage you
* May give Fabulous information
* A great read
* Has Scrumptious recipes
* Any other reasons you can think of that make them Scrumptious!

Thank you so much friends!!!
You guys have inspired and encouraged me!!!

The rules are:
- Put the logo on your blog or post.
- Nominate at least 7 blogs
- Let them know that they have received this Scrumptious award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.

I am not going to nominate anyone, as I got inspired from so many blogs. Every blogger deserves this!!! I request all my friends to pick up the award from my blog!


Sailaja Damodaran said...

nice colour.....

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely yummy gravy....congrats dear..collect ur gifts from mine too

Priya said...

Such a tempting and droolworthy dish Vani..Virtual hugs to ur cutie pie..

notyet100 said...

glad to cee ur posts again,..:-)

srikars kitchen said...

Sounds delicious..

Priti said...

Looks delicious..wow..Congrats on ur award :)

Illatharasi said...

Thank you all:)

Priya said...

i luv prawn..gud side dish

Divya Vikram said...

Prawn curry looks too delicious. And congrats on your award.

Valarmathi said...

Prawn curry looks yummy and delicious. And congrats on your award.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow... creamy and delectable prawn recipe.....congrats on the award.....