Prawns Chettinad Curry

Marinate about 10-15 big prawns in salt,turmeric,chili pd,and lemon juice for 15 min.then pan fry them lightly and keep aside.
For masala: cloves- 2,cinnamon 1/2 ",peppercorns-5-6,dhania-1 tbsp,red chili-6-7,ginger1/2",garlic-5. Roast all this and then make a smooth paste.f
Take 1 tbsp of oil in a pan .add 1/2 tsp mustard .when it splutters add 1/4 tsp methi seeds,some curry leaves and 5-6 finely sliced shallots.fry till slightly brown then add the masala little tamarind juice and 1/2 cup coconut milk ,prawns and salt to taste. Adjust thickness of gravy and boil for 5 min.goes well with rice.


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