Spicy Prawn Curry with Duck egg

>> Monday, June 28, 2010

This is one of my hubby's favorite non-vegetarian dish, which he loves to enjoy with rasam rice. He usually loves it spicy, and I have used bit more of pepper seeds for him, so do adjust the spiciness for your taste. This is one of the recipes I got from my mom-in-law.

This is a simple curry, that just needs chopping up of lot n lot of onions, as the main base for the curry is the onions. Also my hubby like to have the duck egg together with lot of curry, thus making me chop more of onions.. :(
This recipes goes to Healing foods - Onions hosted by Priya, an event started by Siri

Now on to the recipe..
Things needed
Prawns/Shrimp - 30 nos. (Peeled and cleaned)
Onions - 5 nos. big sized (I have used more onion to get more curry, you can adjust it for your needs)
Tomato - 1 no. (Pureed)
Mustard seeds/ Kadugu - 1 tsp
Jeera/ Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Cloves/ Kirambu - 3 nos.
Cinnamon stick/ Pattai - 1 no. small stick
Dry red chilly - 3 nos.
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - To taste
Cilantro/ Coriander leaves/ Kothamalli - To garnish
Boiled duck egg - 2 nos.

To grind
Ginger- garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Whole black pepper - 2 tbsp
Tumeric powder - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds/ Sombu - 1 tbsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Cardamon/Elachi - 1 no.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, red chilly and let it crackle. Add onions with a pinch of salt and cook covered, until the onions tend to get mushy. This will take around 20 minutes on a medium flame.

Meanwhile, grind all the ingredients under 'to grind' into a smooth paste by adding little water. Also blend the tomato into puree. When the onions are done, add the ground paste to it and cook for another 5 minutes, until the raw smell of the spices disappear.
Finally, add the tomato puree and prawns and cook covered for 5 minutes or until the shrimp is cooked. Garnish with chopped cilantro. Make few slots in the duck egg, with out breaking it and add it to the curry.
Spicy delicious Prawn curry is ready to be served with rice, chapathi or dosa. I usually love the curry with curd rice. The spiciness of the curry together with the tanginess of curd nice is real yum..


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