Prawn pollichathu recipe | eraal masala gravy

Prawn pollichathu recipe | eraal masala gravy is prepared by marinating prawns in lime juice, chilly powder and salt, cooked with masalas, onion, garlic and tomatoes, herbs and coconut milk in Kerala style. This prawn gravy can be served as side dish for phulka roti paratha Idli dosa and rice .

Prawns are rich in proteins and low in fat and calories which make them a healthy food. If you have prawns, you can control the bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and prevent heart diseases like heart attack and blockage. Calcium and vitamin E content in prawns maintain healthy skin, teeth and bones. Proteins in prawns provides body growth and development. Health benefits of prawns.

Ingredients:-

Marination:-

  • prawns / eraal – 300 gram
  • red chilly powder / milagai podi – 1/2 tsp
  • turmeric powder / manjal podi – 1/4 tsp
  • salt – 1/2 tsp
  • lemon juice – 1 tsp

Gravy:-

  • coconut oil – 3 tsp
  • mustard seeds / kadugu – 1/2 tsp
  • fenugreek seeds / vendhayam – 1/4 tsp
  • curry leaves / karuvepilai – few
  • green chilly / pachai milagai – 1 (slit)
  • ginger paste / inji – 1/2 tsp
  • onion / vengayam – 1 (chopped)
  • garlic / poondu – 10 cloves (chopped)
  • tomato / thakkali – 1 (chopped)
  • red chilly powder / milagai podi – 1 tsp
  • coriander powder / malli podi – 1 tsp
  • turmeric powder / manjal podi – 1/4 tsp
  • coconut milk / thengai paal – 1/4 cup
  • salt – to taste
Prawns
Prawns
Prawn pollichathu recipe | eraal masala gravy - ingredients
Prawn pollichathu recipe | eraal masala gravy – ingredients
Prawn pollichathu recipe | eraal masala gravy - ingredients
Prawn pollichathu recipe | eraal masala gravy – ingredients

Method:-

1. Clean and wash prawns well in enough water.

Prawns after cleaning
Prawns after cleaning

2. Add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice and marinate.

Spices added for marination
Spices added for marination

3. Marinate prawns for around 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile extract coconut milk and keep all the other ingredients ready.

Marinated prawns
Marinated prawns

4. Heat 3 tsps of coconut oil in a fry pan and sauté marinated prawns.

Prawns in coconut oil
Prawns in coconut oil

5. Keep in low or medium flame for 5 minutes till oil separates.

Sauté prawns
Sauté prawns

6. Remove prawns from fry pan and keep it aside.

Fried prawns
Fried prawns

7. In the same oil add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.

Mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds added
Mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds added

8. When it splutters add slit green chilly and curry leaves.

Green chilly and curry leaves added
Green chilly and curry leaves added

9. Next add chopped onions and sauté. I have used pearl onions.

Chopped onion added
Chopped onion added

10. When onions turn pale add chopped garlic and ginger paste and sauté.

Garlic and ginger paste added
Garlic and ginger paste added

11. Next add chopped tomatoes and sauté.

Chopped tomatoes added
Chopped tomatoes added

12. When tomatoes were cooked add the spice powders and mix well.

Spice powders added
Spice powders added

13. Now add fried prawns and mix well without adding water. Close and cook in low flame for 5 minutes.

Fried prawns added
Fried prawns added

14. Now gravy will be thick and dark in colour.

Prawn masala
Prawn masala

15. Finally add coconut milk, mix well and switch off the stove within one minute. Do not keep in flame for more than one minute.

Coconut milk added
Coconut milk added

16. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve as side dish for parathas and rice.

Prawn pollichathu recipe | eraal masala gravy
Prawn pollichathu recipe | eraal masala gravy

One thought on “Prawn pollichathu recipe | eraal masala gravy

  • March 8, 2018 at 5:46 am
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    Hlo swaty nice too see u ur outfit is soo nice I like that top very much and prawns gravy tasty

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