Yeral Thokku

A semi dry dish of prawns cooked with simple masalas. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Yeral Thokku
Main Ingredients Prawns, Curry Leaves
Cuisine Tamil Nadu
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Yeral Thokku

  • 300 grams Prawns
  • 1/4 teaspoon Curry Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 3-4 tablespoons Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Crushed black peppercorns
  • 1 medium Onion , chopped
  • 4-6 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 6-8 Curry leaves
  • 1 medium Tomato, chopped


  1. Mix prawns with turmeric powder and lemon juice and keep them in a refrigerator to marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add fennel seeds, crushed black peppercorns, onion and garlic and sauté till fragrant.
  3. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, curry leaves and tomato and saute for 1 minute. Add ½ cup water and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  4. Add marinated prawns and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Serve hot with steamed rice or rotis.