Sunday, November 20, 2011

Shrimp / Prawn Thokku

   
      Before going to today's recipe, I would like to dedicate this post to my hubby, M. who is so supportive and encouraging and he gives me so many wonderfull ideas regarding this new found passion of mine. He is a kind of man who can never say no to anything / anyone and he is a great cook ,who occasionally enters the kitchen. He just throws in a bit of this and a bit of that and miraculously whatever he cooks turns out delicious....today he made this totally delicious prawn thokku  for us and we had a very delicious meal of this Prawn thokku, Sambar,Rasam,Rice and pickle ...Thanks to Hubby dear :) Now lets go to the recipe...


Ingredients:-
  • Shrimp /Prawns - 1 lb ( cleaned ,deshelled and de veined)
  • Onion - 1 medium size
  • Tomato -1 small
  • Green Chillies -2
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a stem
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 to 1.5tsp
  • Coriander powder -1.5 tsp
  • Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
  • Cumin powder -1.2 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves / Cilantro- few tbsp(chopped )
  • Salt
  • Oil
Method:-

In a kadai heat oil and seasaon with Cumin seeds, curry leaves 

Now Add in Sliced onion and green chillies saute till transparent.

Add the ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes.


Add in the chopped tomato and saute few secs..

Add the Turmeric powder

 Now Add the Chilli Powder

 Coriander Powder

 Cumin Powder and salt

Saute till Tomato turns mushy and oil ouches out on top

Now add the Cleaned Prawns 


And mix well with the masala..and add the chopped coriander leaves / Cilantro


Cook Covered In low to medium flame for 8 to 10 mins or untill the shirmp is cooked...don't have to add water 

Once the shrimp is cooked..

Cook uncovered till all the excess water evapotares 

 and the oil ouches out of the gravy..

Yummy Mouthwateringly delicious Shirmp Thokku is ready :) 
Best served with rice ,idli ,dosa ,chappathi...












25 comments:

divya said...

Woww wat a catchy and tempting dish, amazing!

Tina said...

Mouthwatering nd colourful dish..

Priya's Feast said...

Prawn thokku Goes well with rasam sadam...nothing beat that combo

Amy said...

delicious & mouth watering....
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Reva said...

I love this... makes a lovely side for curd rice ...:)
Reva

faseela said...

wow.............it luks so tempting............well explained......

Prathima Rao said...

Spicy, mouthwatering masala ;)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

PriyaRaj said...

Mouthwatering thokku ....very nice step by step explanations chitra......awesome clicks...

Priya said...

Can have this super delicious prawn thokku with anything,super inviting.

Alpana said...

Great dish........thanks for the step by step instructions.

Nandini said...

Love the bright orange colour of the thokku! So delicious and exotic!

Suja said...

Mouthwatering dish..love it.

Sumi said...

Just yummy..very nice recipe.Love the picture.

Aarthi said...

This looks awesome...Yummy one..A must to try..

Do visit my blog sometime..

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

Christy Gerald said...

Luvly Recipe Dear.Prawns thokku luks yumm.

aipi said...

A sure treat for sea food lovers! Great pictorials!
USMasala

Uma said...

Delicious and mouth watering.

Swathi said...

Delicious shrimp thokku. Love it as it spicy

hemalata said...

Very delicious recipe n mouthwatering presentation.

Christy Gerald said...

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Rachel said...

Just like a prawn masala that I make at home,

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow..this prawns recipe looks awesome...gr8 clicks dear !

Kitchen Flavours said...

Drooooooooooooooooooooling over......

Deepti said...

wow spicy n colorful prawn preparation

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Raksha said...

Hey I love Prawns. Wonderful recipe

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