How to make Karwari Prawn Curry -

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Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Scraped coconut (कसा हुआ नारियल)

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Main Course Seafood

Karwari Prawn Curry

Karwari Prawn Curry Recipe Card


Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Karwari Prawn Curry Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined ½ cup

  • Scraped coconut ½ cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Coconut oil 2 tablespoons

  • Coriander seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 4-5

  • Rice 1 teaspoon

  • Tamarind pulp ½ teaspoon

  • Onions finely chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Drumsticks scraped and cut into 2 inch pieces 2-3

  • Dried red chillies 3-4


Step 1

Put prawns in a bowl, add salt and turmeric powder, mix and set aside to marinate.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a shallow non-stick pan. Add coriander seeds and peppercorns and sauté till fragrant.

Step 3

Break red chillies and add to the pan, mix and roast for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and transfer into a mixer jar.

Step 4

Add rice, tamarind pulp, 1 tablespoon chopped onion, coconut and some water and grind to a fine paste.

Step 5

Heat remaining coconut oil in another non-stick pan. Add remaining onion and sauté till dark brown. Add marinated prawns and drumsticks and mix well. Add ½ cup water, mix, cover and cook for 5 minutes or till the drumsticks are soft.

Step 6

Add the ground masala paste and mix. Add water to adjust the consistency and cook on low heat for 2 minutes.

Step 7

Serve hot with rice.

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