Kudampuli Prawns Curry

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Ingredients:-

  1. Prawns – 500 grams
  2. Gamboge/kudampuli – 4 pieces soaked in 1/4 cup of hot water for 30 minutes
  3. Coconut oil – 2 tbsps.
  4. Onion – 1/2 cup; thinly sliced
  5. Ginger – 1.5 tbsp; finely chopped
  6. Greenchillies – 2 numbers; slit
  7. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Coriander powder – 3/4 heaping tbsp.
  9. Kashmiri chilly powder – 1.5 level tbsps.
  10. Fresh Thin coconut milk/Randaampaal – 2.5 cups
  11. Drumstick – 2 numbers (cut into 2″ long pieces)
  12. Fresh Thick coconut milk/Onaampaal – 1/2 cup
  13. Salt to taste

For tempering:-

  1. Coconut oil – 1 tbsp.
  2. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp.
  3. Fenugreek seeds/Uluva – 1/4 tsp.
  4. Shallots – 6 numbers; thinly sliced
  5. Curryleaves – 2 sprigs
  6. Dry red chillies – 2 numbers; split

Method:-

  1. Heat 2 tbsps. of coconut oil in a manchatti & add  the onions, slit greenchillies and chopped ginger. Saute till the onions turn brown translucent. Add turmeric powder, kashmiri chilly powder and coriander powder & fry on low heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the thin coconut milk, salt & kokum along with the water it was soaked in; bring the mixture to a rolling boil.
  3. Add the prawns, drumstick & cook for 20 minutes on medium-low heat; keep the manchatti partially covered.
  4. Add the thick coconut milk and remove from heat.
  5. In a wok, heat 1 tbsp. of coconut oil & splutter the mustard seeds. Add uluva and cook till you get a nice aroma. Stir in the shallots & fry till they are golden brown in colour. Add the dry red chillies and curryleaves & pour this seasoning over the curry.
  6.  Keep this curry covered for 2 hours for the flavours to interact.
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