Era Karuvadu Thokku( Dried Prawns Tomato Chutney)

Dried Prawns-200gms
Eggs-6( Hard boiled and shelled)
Onion large minced-1
Tomato large chopped-1
Garlic cloves chopped-6
Green chili broken into 2 piece-4
Curry leaves-2sprigs
Tamarind paste-1tbsp( if using tamarind pulp-1/4cup)
Red chili powder-1tsp( +/-)
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Oil required
Vadagam/ South indian seasoning-1tsp(optional) <----Click here for recipe

Clean the dried prawns, soak in water for 3 mins, drain well and squeeze excess water and set aside. Heat oil in a pan when hot add the vadagam( using vadagam is optional, click vadagam for the vadagam recipe). Next add onions, garlic, green chili and curry leaves, fry for few mins till onion turns brown. Add tomatoes and cook till they are mashed, add tamarind paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and 1cup water. Bring the gravy to boil and cook for 5 mins. Check the seasoning, add the dried prawns and cook for another 5 mins until the gravy thickens. Eggs are best combination for Dried prawns chutney, add the eggs to the dried prawn chutney and serve with hot steamed rice.

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