Andhra Prawn-Shrimp Curry

Curry with small shrimps/prawns

Andhra Prawn-Shrimp Curry | Pachakam

Andhra Prawn-Shrimp Curry

Curry with small shrimps/prawns

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

By Vaishnavi Lakshmi

Published On: 25 Feb 2007

Rating: 4
9 Votes, 1 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 6
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Step 1

Clean the prawns and add 1/8th tsp turmeric and 1/4 tsp salt and leave aside for 5 mins.

Step 2

After 5 mins, squeeze the prawns little by little in your palms tightly to extract the water and drain and discard the water obtained from it and keep the prawns aside.

Step 3

Heat 1.5 tsp of oil in a pan.

Step 4

Cook the prawns for around 5 mins until the water is evaporated to 90%.

Step 5

Switch off the stove and keep the prawns aside.

Step 6

Heat 2.5 tbsp of oil in a pan.

Step 7

Add 1 tsp of cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chillies followed by half bunch cilantro leaves.

Step 8

Add the minced onions.

Step 9

Add salt and turmeric and fry them until golden brown (until the oil separates).

Step 10

Add cumin powder, coriander powder and chilly powder followed by the cooked prawns. Saute them for 3 - 4 mins.

Step 11

Add the chopped tomatoes and stir and cook for 4 mins.

Step 12

Cover and cook until 90% of moisture is evaporated.

Step 13

At this stage, add the prepared garam masala powder and saute for a minute.

Step 14

Add 1 glass of water. Mix well.

Step 15

Cover and cook for 10 mins(until oil separates from the curry).

Step 16

Add the remaining half bunch of cilantro leaves.

Step 17

Switch off the stove and leave it covered for 10 mins.

Step 18

:- Serve hot with plain rice or chappathis.

Step 19

:- This curry can be prepared with large or tiger prawns too, but adjust the water, and increase the cooking time. We normally buy only small prawns bcoz they taste better than large ones and our kids call them baby prawns.


I tried it.... It was really tasty..... My hubby loved it too. Excellent.!!! Everyone must give it a try.

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