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Prawn Chettinad

2.9 from 90 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Prawn or Shrimp
  • Juice of 1/2 Lime
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric

Spice Paste

  • 4 Kashmiri Chillies
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsps black Peppercorns
  • 1/2 tbsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 inch stick Cinnamon
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1/4 cup grated Coconut
  • Water as required
  • 1-2 tbsps Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup diced Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup of Curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp each Garlic and Ginger paste
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Tomato paste

Instructions
 

  • Marinate the prawn or shrimp with the lime juice, salt and turmeric
  • Grind all the dry spices together and add the coconut, some water and grind again
  • Heat the coconut oil and sauce the onion
  • Add the mustard seeds and curry leaves and allow the onion to turn a golden brown
  • Add the ginger and garlic paste
  • Add the ground masala and saute
  • Add the prawn or shrimp and allow it to cook
  • Add the water and the tomato paste