Prawn Curry Recipe

This dish was prepared by my grandmother. Gondoraj lemon or Thi lime is used to add some extra flavor to it and tomato paste gives a shiny red color.

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Preparation Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
30 minutes


Large size prawn – 8
Onion paste- 2 tbsp
Garlic paste – 1 tsp
Red chili paste or powder – 2 tsp
Tomato paste- 1 cup
Lemon juice 2 tsp
Coriander powder 2 tsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard oil - 5tbsp
Rice flour – 5 to 6 tbsp
Milk – ½ cup
Garlic paste – 2 tsp
Melted butter – 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
PROCESS FOR FRY Properly clean prawns, remove main central vein from head but keep the shell. Marinate with salt and garlic paste. Keep in freezer for ½ an hour
Mix milk with rice flour and butter. Make a thick mixture and coat the prawns. Add little amount of oil to fry or roast in a pan . Fry both sides of prawns to make it tender. Keep aside.
PROCESS FOR CURRY Heat oil and add onion and garlic paste and saute for 2 mintues. Add chili and coriander powder and continue to cook. after 2-3 mintues add salt and tomato paste. Cook about 10 minutes.
Add 1 cup water and bring to boil. Add garam masala powder and switch off gas oven
Pour gravy on prawns and cover with a lid. Cook for 10 minutes, now finally add lemon juice and cover until flavor merges with the dish. Serve hot with steamed rice.
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