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Aakaakarakai and prawn curry
Published On: 02 Feb 2011
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telugu: Tametokai / Ramamulaga (Pandu/Kaya)
kannada: Tomaato Hannu
Oriya: Bilati Baigana
telugu: Nirulli / Ullipayalu / Yerra Gaddalu
kannada: Ulligadde / Erulli / Neeruli
hindi: Pyaz / Dungri / Kanda
Bengali: Pyajj / Piyaz
Gujarati: Dungri / Kanda
Konkani: Sawalo / Piyavu
telugu: Allam / Allamu / Sonthi
kannada: Shunti / Alla / Ashi Shunti / Ardraka
hindi: Adrak / Adu / Soonth
Gujarati: Aadu / Soonth
Urudu: Adrak / Adhrak
English: Coriander Seeds
tamil: Kothamalli / Varakothamalli
malayalam: Kothamalli / Malli
kannada: Kottambari Beeja / Haveeja
hindi: Dhania / Dhana
Bengali: Dhonay / Dhaniya
Gujarati: Dhana / Dhaniya / Kothmiri / Libdhaba
Konkani: Kottambari / Konpir
Marathi: Dhane / Kothimir
Kashmiri: Deaniwal / Kothambalari
English: Poppy Seeds
malayalam: Kaskas / Kashakasha
telugu: Gasagasaalu / Kasakasa
kannada: Gasagase Beeja / Kasa Kase
hindi: Post Dana / Khuskhus / Kashash
Bengali: Posto / Kashash / Afing
Gujarati: Khaskhas / Khuskhush / Aphim
Konkani: Khus-Khus / Koskoso
Marathi: Khaskhas / Khus Khus
Oriya: Posta / Aphima
Punjabi: Khus Khus / Khas / Post
Urudu: Kashkash Sufaid
English: Cilantro / Coriander Leaves
tamil: Kothamalli Ilai / Malli Ilai
malayalam: Kothamalli Ila / Malli Ila
telugu: Kothimeera / Kothamalli Kooraku
kannada: Kottambari Soppu
hindi: Hara Dhania Ke Patte / Dhania Patha
Bengali: Dhonay Patha
Gujarati: Kothmir / Dhana
Konkani: Kottambari Pallo
Oriya: Dhania Patra
Punjabi: Hara Dhania
Bengali: Laban / Noone
Clean the prawns. Add some salt, ginger-garlic paste and two spoons of oil to the cleaned prawns and allow to marinate. Cut each teasel gourd into two halves and keep aside.
Grind one cup of onion, ginger, garlic bulbs, coriander seeds and poppy seeds into a fine paste and keep aside.
Put a deep bottomed frying pan on the stove add oil and heat. Add the remaining cup of onions and fry until brown.
Add the spicy paste and fry until the raw smell is gone.
Now add the marinated prawns and the teasel gourd pieces and mix well. Fry for five minutes. Add red chilly powder and tomato pieces. Mix thoroughly, add salt and enough water.
Put a lid on the pan and allow the contents to simmer in low flame. Cook until the prawns and the teasel gourd pieces are cooked well.
After removing the pan from the stove, top the curry with chopped green coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.
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