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Spicy Prawn Thokku November 16, 2010

Filed under: Non-Veg,Sea Food — cornstarch @ 9:28 am

Ingredients :
Prawns – 250 gms
Onion – 1 no roughly chopped
Tomato – 1 no roughly chopped
Garlic – 2 pods
Ginger – a 1/2 inch piece
Green chillies – 4 nos
Black pepper corns – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 2 tspns
Coriander powder – 1 tbspn
Curry leaves – 20 leaves
Coconut scrapings – 1 tbspn
Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
Cloves – 4 nos
Fennel seeds – 1/2 tspn
Salt to taste
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Oil – 3 tbspns

Method :
Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan. Fry onions, green chillies, ginger and garlic until they become brown (this step is important to get a tasty thokku). Now add tomatoes and saute well until they turn soft. Add pepper corns, fennel seeds and coconut scrapings to the above mixture and saute for 30 seconds. Remove from fire. Allow the mixture to cool and grind them into a paste.

Wash prawns and keep aside. Now heat a pan with 3 tablespoons of oil. When the oil is hot add cloves, cinnamon and curry leaves. When they emit a nice aroma add the ground paste. Saute well for few second and to this add red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder.

Add salt to taste. Fry for a few seconds and then add prawns to it. Add half-a-cup of water and allow the mixture to boil well. Simmer the mixture until all the water content is gone. Remove from fire and garnish with coriander leaves. When serving squeeze lemon juice on the dish.

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One Response to “Spicy Prawn Thokku”

  1. nisha Says:

    hi i stumbled upon your blog through tastespotting and gave it a shot…came out really well with brilliant flavours..thanks for posting a beautiful recipe…its a keeper:)


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