Thursday, February 23, 2012

Malvani Prawn Curry

prawn malvani
Malvan is a town in the Sindhudurg district Of west coast of Maharashtra. Malvan being a coastal area of Konkan, Malvani cuisine overlaps Maharshtrian cuisine and Goan cuisine. In this cuisine coconut is used in various forms, such as grated, dry grated, fried, coconut paste, coconut milk , along with other spices like coriander seeds, dried red chilies, cumin, cardamom, ginger, garlic etc. Kokam, tamarind and raw mango are also widely used. Fish Dishes are most popular in Malvani cuisines, though there are many vegetarian delicacies. Some people find the seafood dishes very spicy, but it tastes just awesome.This is the first time I tried out a Malvani dish, I made it less spicy so that my daughter can eat as well, she just loved it, including my hubby :-)


Preparation time :  30 minutes
Cooking time : 15 to 20 minutes
Serves : 5 to 6






Ingredients :
  • 2.5 lbs of shrimp (almost 65 to 70 in no)
  • 3 to 4 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • A marble sized tamarind, soaked / 2 to 3 petals of Kokam soaked
  • Chopped cilantro, to garnish
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, as required


       prawn/shrimp curry


Ingredients for ground paste :
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1 cinnamon
  • 2 green cardamom
  •  3 cloves
  • 2 dry red chilies (adjust heat according to your taste)
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tbsp oil


 preparation of malvani prawn curry

Directions :
  • Cut and wash the shrimp, pat dry. Marinade with a pinch of salt, keep aside. 
  • To make the ground paste, heat a tbsp of oil, add the cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, red chilies, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds, once fragrant add the onion and grated coconut and fry on a medium low heat until it turns a light golden brown color. Keep aside and let cool. Once it comes to room temperature, put everything in a mixture grinder and make a ground paste .
  • Next, heat a tbsp of oil in the same pan, add the minced garlic and turmeric powder, fry till the raw smell of the turmeric vanishes. Next add the ground mixture and fry for a minute, add half a cup of water and let all the spices cook until it starts to leave oil.
  • Next add the shrimp, mix well with the spices, add the coconut milk and the tamarind/kokam extract , salt and garam masala powder, let cook covered for 5 to 6 minutes or until the shrimp turns pink and fully cooked. 
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro , serve hot with Rice/Chapatis.



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64 comments:

  1. Mouthwatering dish ! It looks so delicious that I want to grab it from the screen ! lol

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  2. I SonLI...I just made one a few weeks ago but I used store bought curry powder "Baba"...wow nice to see how you made the ground paste...got to learn from you

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  3. ohhh..yeah...this looks soooooooooooo good & tempting..;)

    Tasty Appetite

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  4. This one is easy for me to make. I like it.

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  5. Tempting recipe...Looks very delicious..

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  6. Looks so tempting... Would love it with chapathis.. Thanks for the awards dear
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  7. A very rich and thick gravy of prawns Sonali..I love malvani flavor..

    Congrats on your awards dear!

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  8. really tasty!.......delicious and easy to make too.

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  9. Very inviting curry !! looks YUM !!

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  10. That's insanely mouthwatering dish.!!!! ummm... lovely recipe

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  11. Beautiful click and looks delicious.Thank you very much for sharing the awards.

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  12. Looks spicy... Thanks for introducing to new Malvani Cusine.. It's wonderful to know about different cuisines and try them...

    Congratulations for your show up on Naari and Sakhi. :-)



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  13. Looks very delicious.Drools..Congrats and thanks for the award Sonali.

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  14. wow...yummy prawn curry.....


    Caongrats on ur award and thnx 4 sharing with me too dear

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  15. Spicy creamy tempting prawn curry.

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  16. It is really amazing all the different forms of coconut out there, no wonder you find it in so many dishes! It is inspiring that you made your own paste, but it does seem fairly easy it makes you wonder why people would buy it pre-made since they have all the ingredients in their spice cabinet.
    Your dish here looks rich in flavor, so I know it would be delicious as well as satisfying.
    Also, congrats on the awards and thanks so much for thinking of me when passing them along. Have a great day!

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  17. The prawn curry looks awesome....bookmarking it....we Bengalis make a similar one too...

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  18. Your photos are so beautiful today that I could hardly stop looking at them in order to read recipe.

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  19. Oh I'm so going to make this.Girlie you're very talented and a great cook!Love your recipes, they make my mouth water :)

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  20. This looks totally delicious..I would love to try this..Bookmarked.

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  21. very yummy and creamy looking prawn curry

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  22. Wow! That looks and sounds really delicious. I love the way you have photographed the dish too. Yum!

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  23. This recipe looks ever so nice! Just what I really fancy. Thank you!
    Thank you also for passing me the awards. Very well accepted!

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  24. The curry looks tantalizing. Excellent recipe. Thanx for shring this recipe. :)

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  25. Very delicious n tempting..yummmmmmmmmmmmmy!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  26. Wow, those looks very yumm n super tempting :-) gotta try it sometime soon...

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  27. hi sonali, i will eat prawn curry anytime, must try your version,, the sweetness of fresh prawns is already very flavorful and then add curry, make it chili hot...ooo yummy with rice! have a great weekend.

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  28. Great recipe and wonderfully tempting!

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  29. I would opt to have this with hot fluffy briyani rice.

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  30. wow great recipe...love to have it

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  31. Mouthwatering dish ! It looks so delicious n tasty yaar.........

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  32. ah!! it almost looks like prawns theeyal

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  33. I would order this in a minute!! yum!

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  34. The pics are tempting a lotttt!

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  35. I'm drooling here. Luks sooooooooooooo delish done Prawns.Yummy!

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  36. Wow, your food pictures are so pretty! Thans for joining my travel blog, now I am going to follow you and try some new recipes:)


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  37. Simple to make yet so delicious looking. The Prawns are wonderfully sitting inside the thick gravy.

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  38. Yummy prawns. Also like the presentation in this post.
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  39. Oh, how lovely! I just can imagine the delicious spiciness of the shrimp! And thank you so much for honoring me with your wonderful blog awards :) SO nice of you!!

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  40. Happy belated Birthday wishes, Sonali! Hope you had a wonderful day with your loved ones. :) I love prawns/shrimps and this dish looks so scrumptious and tasty. It's an honour for me to pass on that award to you. You're such a fab cook and I look up to you. :)

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  41. THis looks so good! Now I'm hungry!

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  42. Yummy looks so delicious....
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  43. I don't have words to say! This looks stunning and scrumptious! http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

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  44. Hey Sonali,
    I tried out your Fish with Corn and Palak in my kitchen and have posted it on my space with a link to yours. It turned out fabulous and I wanted to share that with you- so stop by sometime. Thanks
    The bright color in this Malvani sauce and the flavors sound mouthwateringly delicious!!

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  45. Great curry. totaly understanable why ur daughter loves this dish. It can only be yumm. thx for sharing!

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  46. delicious and mouthwatering ...looks tasty

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  47. this dish looks absolutely amazing! yum! we don't have a lot of experience cooking seafood, we will definitely be coming to your blog for ideas :)

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  48. It looks very delicious.. Do visit my space. I have an award to share with you

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  49. Delicious looking prawn curry. I have had this curry at restaurants but never home made. Bookmarking your recipe

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  50. Wow super tempting,loving this..yum

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  51. How do you get so many sea food recipes? It is really commendable!

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  52. I have tried Malawi prawn curry sometime bak and loved it...this looks delicious :)

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  53. Thank u all for ur lovely lovely comments :-)

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  54. I just love coconut everything :) These flavors are incredible and so delicious!
    Congratulations on more awards :)

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  55. OMG!! This absolutely delicious & super tempting!! I love your blog & i've bookmarked it for future references :)

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  56. Nice one. Will try it for sure :)

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  57. Awesome & Spicy ;)

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