Prawn: Green Curry

Prawn can be cooked in various forms: fry, curry, added as an taste enhancer to vegetables, fried rice or as a main ingredient in prawn pulao. Prawn green curry is influenced by Goan cooking. Instead of adding just a cocum or tomato, three types of sour ingredients are added to bring out a distinct taste to the curry.

the recipe

prawns - 300 gms
ginger - 2 cm piece
onion - 1
cocum - 1 small piece
tomato - 1/2
salt - 1/4 + 3/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

ingredients for green paste

coriander - 3 plants
chillies - 3
tamarind - 1/2 tsp
ginger - 3 cm piece
garlic - 8 cloves
grated coconut - 1/2

Grind the ingredients for the green paste into a smooth and thick paste. Set aside. Marinate the prawns with 1/4 tsp salt for about 10 minutes.
In a pan, add oil and onions. Chop the 2 cm piece ginger and add to the onion. Stir till the onion starts to turn brown. Add the prawns and stir for about a minute. Add the green paste and add 1/4 cup water so that the gravy is thick. Add 3/4 tsp salt. Bring it to a boil and cook for two minutes. Serve after ten minutes with rice, chapati or naan.

the recipe goes to Food Palette Green


Muraligeetham said…
loved the colour of the gravy...
Torviewtoronto said…
this green addition of coriander looks yummy thank you for linking
Priya's Feast said…
Luv the color of curry....slurp