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Prawns in Coconut Curry

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This is a delicious preparation of prawn made with coconut. Use fresh coconut to enhance the flavor and taste. Instead of gamboge, you can use normal tamarind also. Serve this with hot rice or chapati.
  Prawns 2 Pound
  Coconut oil 1 Tablespoon
  Dry grated coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Aniseeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red chilli powder 1 Teaspoon (To Taste)
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Gamboge 2 (Kerala Tamarind / To Taste)
  Thinly sliced bread fruit/Potatoes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onions 1 , finely chopped
  Curry leaves 1 Tablespoon
  Oil 1 Tablespoon (Preferred Coconut Oil)
  Fenugreek seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Optional)

Soak the tamarind or gombage in warm water for 20 mins before you cook.

Heat the pan, do not add oil. Add cocunut and aniseeds and roast well on low flame. Wait until the coconut becomes light brown. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder and couple of curry leaves. Stir for another 2-3 mins.

When everything is properly roasted, put the mix in a blender and grind by adding some water to a thick liquid.

Pour this blended spices in a heated pan. Let it boil. Add some more water. Cook for 20 mins on high flame. Add salt, soaked tamarind and potatoes. Cover with a lid and let it cook until the curry becomes little thicker.

Add prawns and curry leaves, when the curry has thickened. Cook for another 5-10 mins by covering.

To prepare the seasoning, heat up the pan and add little bit of coconut oil. Add chopped onions and curry leaves. (optional - you can also splutter some fenugreek seeds).Fry till the onions turn light brown. Pour this seasoning over the curry.
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Recipe Summary

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Main Dish
Prawn, Seafood
Seafood lovers are going to love this Prawns in coconut curry. This recipe is made by roasting coconut and adding spices from the Indian kitchen. You can serve this with rice or chapattis.

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