Sunday, October 23, 2011



  1. Prawns(cleaned)-250 to 300 gms
  2. Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  3. Drumstick(cut it into 2" long pieces)-1 no
  4. Kudampuli/Kokum(soaked in water)- 2 nos
  5. Tomato(sliced)-1 large
  6. Green chilli-2 to 3 nos(to taste)
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Water

To grind

  1. Grated coconut- 3/4 cup
  2. Shallots- 4 nos
  3. Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  4. Chili powder-1/2 to 1  tsp
  5. Coriander powder- 1tsp
  6. Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
  7. Water- 1cup

For tempering

  1. Mustard seeds
  2. Fenugreek seeds- 1/4 tsp(optional)
  3. Shallots(sliced)- 3 nos
  4. Curry leaves-few
  5. Dried red chili- 3 nos
  6. Oil


  • Grind grated coconut with the the rest of the ingredients to grind to form a smooth paste.Keep aside.
  • In a pan or a manchatti cook prawns with  turmeric powder,salt and about 1 cup water.
  • When it is half done add drumstick pieces and cook till it is done.
  • Now add the coconut paste,kudampuli,tomato,green chilli,water and salt to taste .
  • Bring it to a boil and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.Switch off the stove.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds,let it splutter.Now add fenugreek seeds,fry for few seconds.
  • Add red chilies,curry leaves and shallots,fry till shallots turn golden brown.Pour this over the curry and serve.

Note:you can also use raw mango instead of tomatoes.

Sending this to Kerala kitchen event hosted by Khushi of A girl's diary

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