How to make Andaman Erra Kuttu -

This simple curry of prawns cooked in coconut milk and spices makes a delicious change.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (प्रॉन/कोलम्बी/झींगा), Onions (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Main Course Seafood

Andaman Erra Kuttu

Andaman Erra Kuttu Recipe Card


The cuisine of Kerala is very hot and spicy and offers several gastronomic opportunities. The food is generally fresh, aromatic and flavoured. Keralites are mostly fish-and-rice eating people. The land and the food are rich with coconut, though one cannot imagine Kerala food without chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, tamarind and asafoetida. Just a little tamarind can substitute tomatoes, but there is no real substitute for curry leaves. 
The locals put to good use whatever the land offers and the result is a marvellous cuisine that is simple yet palate tickling. 
Kerala has an abundance of jackfruits, pineapples, mangoes, custard apples and an endless variety of bananas. The unusual cuisine of Kerala brings to the fore the culinary expertise of the people of Kerala. Producing some of the tastiest foods on earth, the people of Kerala are gourmets with a difference.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Andaman Erra Kuttu Recipe

  • Prawns shelled 500 grams

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic chopped 2 cloves

  • Black peppercorns 7-8

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Tender ginger 1 tablespoon

  • Coconut milk 2 cups

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chilli slit 1


Step 1

De-vein and wash prawns thoroughly. Apply salt and keep aside for fifteen minutes.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions, garlic and peppercorns.

Step 3

Fry until the onions and garlic are soft. Add mustard and cumin seeds.

Step 4

Mix in tamarind pulp, coconut milk, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and slit green chilli.

Step 5

Cover and simmer for ten minutes. Add prawns, simmer for ten minutes or till the prawns are cooked.Serve hot.

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