Royala Iguru (prawns In Andhra Style Gravy)

I am no expert in South Indian cooking, but this one dish wakes up my taste buds. I learnt this Andhra Prawns dish from a friend who lives in the same neighborhood as me. Royala Iguru is a spicy prawns dish, Iguru in Telugu means thick curry. It looks like a thick rich Masala with prawns in it... Its delicious.. do try it and leave your comments

Prawns (Andhra Style)
Prawns (Andhra Style)
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Andrea's Secret Indian Recipe !
Serves: 
4

Preparation Time: 
15 Mins
Cooking Time: 
25 Mins

Complexity: 
Advanced


Ingredients: 
10 Prawns (Medium to Big Sized) or 1 cup of shrimp
2 Large Tomatoes finely chopped
4 Tbsp oil
4 onions finely chopped (You may also grind onions to a paste)
4 Green Chilies (reduce number of chilies if you don't want it too spicy)
10 to 15 Curry leaves (About 2 sprigs)
1 Tsp red Chilli Powder (Kashmiri Powder)
1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1 and Half Tbsp Ginger garlic paste
1 tsp Garam Masala
Salt to taste + for marinating
Coriander leaves to garnish
2 Cinnamon Sticks
4 Cloves
1 Cup water
Directions: 
Clean and De-vein the prawns. In a bowl take prawns add 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp Turmeric powder add half tbsp Ginger garlic Paste. Cover and keep aside
Using mortar and pestle or any crusher roughly pound or crush cinnamon and cloves.
In a skillet or kadhai heat oil. Add cinnamon and cloves, when spluttering stops add curry leaves, onions and slit green chilies. Let it cook for a minute, add ginger garlic paste saute and let it cook till slightly brown
Add the tomatoes, red chili powder and saute for a few more minutes until oil separates
Add the marinated prawns. Mix well, cover and cook on medium heat for about 1 minute.
Add 1 cup of water, let it cook for 15 minutes until the Masala thickens. Add salt
Finally add garam masala powder and stir for a few seconds more.
Remove from heat garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.
Footnotes: 
You may add a little coriander powder for extra flavour