Era melaku / prawn curry (dry)

  • Era Melaku / Prawn Curry (Dry)
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Number of serving: 5 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Ready in: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Very Easy


- Red Onion - 1 large sized
- Tomatoes - 2 medium sized
- Ginger - 2 inches
- Garlic - 10-12 cloves
- Curry Leaves - a few
- Sesame Oil - 2 tablespoons
- Salt to Taste
- Water as needed
- Prawns - 15-20 large washed and cleaned or Boiled - Baby Potatoes.

Spice Powder:
- Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
- Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
- Coriander Powder - 2-3 tablespoons

To grind:
- Saunf - 1 tablespoons
- Pepper Corns - 3-4 tablespoons

- Coriander Leaves


Step 1:

Slice Red Onions and Tomatoes. Paste Ginger and Garlic with some Water. Make a coarse Powder of ingredients under "To Grind".

Step 2:

Heat Oil add the Red Onions when hot cook until golden brown. Pour the Ginger-Garlic Paste and cook until the smell disappears and Oil oozes out.

Step 3:

Throw in the Tomatoes and Curry Leaves cook until Tomatoes are mushy, then goes the spice powders - Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder and Turmeric Powder cook until smell disappears; add a little Water if needed.

Step 4:

Now add the Coarse Powder, Salt and cook for 2 minutes, then the Prawns goes in; cook until they turn pink. You can make it very dry by cooking for a few more mins or make it semi-dry by adding a lil Water.

Step 5:

Garnish with Coriander Leaves and serve hot.

Step 6:

Serve with: Pulav, Rice or Bread.

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