27th September 2021

Prawn Ball Curry

Prawn Ball Curry

The Prawn Ball Curry is a fun way of eating prawns. However, I must warn you that the flavours in the Prawn Balls are more pronounced. But if you are an avid seafood fan, you will love it.

Serves: 6 to 8 Persons

Prep. Time: 30 Mins.

Cooking Time: 12 to 15 Mins.

Ingredients:

[ Standard Measure : 1 cup = 250 ml ]

  • Prawns – 300 to 500 gms (cleaned & deveined)
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 1 medium + 1 small
  • Tomato (finely chopped) – 1 medium
  • Green Chillies (finely chopped) – 1 to 2
  • For the Masala Paste :
    • Coconut (freshly grated) – 1 ½ cup
    • Red Chilly Powder – 1 tbsp.
    • Xacuti Masala Powder (see here) – 2 tbsp.
    • Corriander Powder – ½ tbsp.
    • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp.
    • Ginger – 1 inch
    • Garlic – 5 cloves
    • Tamarind – 1 small marble sized ball (soaked in ¼ cup water)
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Coconut Vinegar – 2 tbsp.
  • Oil – 3 tbsp.
  • Salt – 2 tsp. or to taste.

Step 1:     Apply 1 tsp. Salt and ¼ tsp. Turmeric Powder to the cleaned & deveined prawns and keep aside (I used 500 gms which yielded about 30 small balls).

Step 2:     Grind the ingredients for the masala paste to a fine smooth paste using 1 ½ cups water.

Step 3:     Cut the prawns into small bits and grind / mince them to a paste with 2 tbsp. Coconut Vinegar.

Step 4:     Add 1 small finely chopped onion to the prawn paste and mix. Then apply oil to your palms and shape the paste into small balls.

Step 5:     Heat 3 tbsp. oil in a pan and add the medium chopped onion. Saute till soft on medium heat.

Step 6:     Add the chopped tomato and saute till soft on medium heat. Next add the chopped green chillies and saute for a few seconds.

Step 6:     Add the ground masala paste, 2 ½ cups hot water and 1 tsp. salt. Cover and cook on low heat for 10 minutes.

Step 7:     Add the prawn balls into the simmering gravy and give the vessel a swirl. Check for salt and add if required. Cook covered on low heat for another 10 minutes.

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