October 18, 2010

Prawn(Shrimp) thokku

This is one of my favorites as my family loves prawns and a simple one to prepare (I din't accounted the cleaning part). We had stopped buying prawns for a long time after I failed for the first time when We got the cooked prawns and overcooked them which made them rubbery. But now we buy only fresh prawns either with or without skin. Now I've learned to peel the skin and devein them too. If you need help on the cleaning part please click here.

This dish goes very well with Rice, Idly, Dosa and Chapatti.


Prawn - 1 lb (around 1/2 kg)
Big Onions - 2 chopped
Big Tomato - 1 chopped
Oil - 3 tbsp
Curry powder - 4 tsp (mix of chilly and coriander powder in ratio 1:2)


1. Heat oil in a pan

2. Saute onions and tomatoes one by one and fry well

3. Add salt and curry powder. Add some water and cook covered on medium flame.

4. After 5 mins add the cleaned prawns. If needed add some more water and cook covered. Keep stirring frequently as it may stick to the bottom

5. Cook for 10 mins. check if the prawns are cooked well and keep on high flame till the gravy thickens

6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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