12th December 2018

Prawn & Drumstick Curry

Prawn & Drumstick Curry

The mildly spiced and creamy coconut milk Prawn & Drumstick Curry is a lip smacking curry. It is perfect to have with rice and you don’t even need a vegetable side as the curry already has the yummy drumsticks.

Serves: A Family of Four

Prep. Time: 20 Mins.

Cooking Time: 35 Mins.

Ingredients:

[ Standard Measure – 1 cup = 250 ml.]

  • Drumsticks (peeled, cut into 3 inch pieces) – 6
  • Prawns (shelled, deveined) – ½ cup
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 2 small
  • Green Chillies (slit) – 2 to 3
  • For the Spiced Coconut Milk:
    • Coconut (grated) – 1 small ( 1 ½ cups )
    • Tamarind – 1 small marble sized ball
    • Jeera [Cumin] Seeds – ½ tsp.
    • Corriander Seeds – 2 tsp.
    • Garlic – 2 cloves
    • Kashmiri Chillies (deseeded) – 6 to 8
    • Turmeric – 1 tsp.
  • Oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Sugar – ½ tsp.
  • Salt – 1 ½ tsp.

Preparation of Prawn & Drumstick Curry

Step 1:      Apply ¼ tsp. salt to the cleaned prawns and leave aside.

Step 2:     Grind all the ingredients for the coconut milk to a fine paste with 2 to 2 ½ cups water. Extract the spiced coconut milk from the ground masala paste using a fine mesh sieve (see here for help on extraction process).

Preparation of Prawn & Drumstick Curry

Step 3:     Take a vessel add ¾ cup water and add the cleaned drumstick pieces, ¼ tsp. salt and half of the chopped onion and cook covered on low heat for 15 to 20 minutes till the drumsticks are cooked.

Preparation of Prawn & Drumstick Curry

Preparation of Prawn & Drumstick Curry

Step 4:     Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a vessel and fry the remaining onion till soft on medium heat. Add the prawns and sauté for a minute. Add the cooked drumsticks. Then add the spiced coconut milk, sugar and 1 tsp. salt and cook on medium heat for 12 to 15 minutes.

Preparation of Prawn & Drumstick Curry

Preparation of Prawn & Drumstick Curry

Step 5:     Check for salt, add if required. Switch off the heat and garnish with the green chillies. Keep covered for 15 minutes before serving.

Preparation of Prawn & Drumstick Curry

Prawn & Drumstick Curry

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