Monday, May 14, 2012

Prawn Karahi


prawn/shrimp karahi
Celebrated Mother's Day with this delectable and extremely flavorful Prawn Karahi cuisine . Karahi/kadhai/korai/kadai is basically a type of circular, deep cooking pots which resembles "wok" with rounded bottoms and is made of cast iron, used to shallow fry fish, meat, sweet or snacks, can even prepare stew/gravies. Now a days they are available in different materials like copper and stainless steel, also available as flat bottomed pans. The name of the dish basically originated after this utensil , as it is usually cooked in a"karahi". It is not a compulsion to prepare the dish in this particular utensil, you can use your usual ones!!! 



Preparation time : 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 to 25 minutes
Serves: 4 to 5










Ingredients   :
  • 1 lb. of Prawns
  • 4 cups of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 " piece of ginger
  • 4 large cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp peppercorns, roasted
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds, roasted
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds, roasted
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper, adjust heat level to suit your taste
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves/kasoori methi 
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 cup of coriander leaves, chopped
  • 3 green chilies, chopped
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, as required
directions

Directions :
  • Remove the head, deshell the prawns, wash thoroughly. (If you want to avoid cutting and cleaning by yourself ,use the frozen ones readily available in supermarket or if you want to use fresh prawns ask your fish monger to do the same for you.) Marinade the prawns with a pinch of salt, keep aside.
  • In the meantime dry roast the cumin, coriander and peppercorns separately, blend in together to make a powder of all the three spices.
  • Make a paste of ginger and garlic, heat a tbsp of oil in a karhai or in your regular pan, add in the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute or so. Next slide in the prawns and fry for a minute or two on each side until it turns a peach color. Remove the prawns from the pan, keep aside.
  • In the same pan, heat another tbsp of oil, add the chopped tomato and salt, let cook covered on medium high for a few minutes till it gets soft. The trick to cook onion and tomatoes faster is to add a little salt to it.
  • Next add turmeric powder, crushed red pepper, powder of all the three spices  and dried fenugreek leaves, let cook by constant stirring for another minute or two , or until the raw smell of the spices vanish. 
  • Slide in the prawns and let cook covered for 4 to 5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Before removing from the heat add garam masala powder , chopped coriander leaves and chopped chilies, let it rest for 2 minutes. 
  • Squeeze 2 tbsp of lemon juice on top, serve hot with Rice/chappatis/naan. 
prawn/shrimp kadahi
TIP: Preground spices can be used in place of whole spices, but the awesome flavor of the freshly ground spices brings adds a different dimension to the taste and texture of the dish.


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149 comments:

  1. Looks great. Yummy!
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  2. wow...I wish I could reach thro' my laptop now for a taste..LOL..!
    Tasty Appetite

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  3. these are looking great!!!!....lovely recipe....yum.

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  4. Great looking dish...lovely photos!

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  5. this looks so yummy and I think I have all the ingredients..just need to defrost the shrimp that are in the freezer

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    1. it surely tastes delicious....do try it out n let me know :-)

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  6. wow mouth watering yummmy recipe....wow...very nice clicks....

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  7. the looks itself bought me over..Wonderful delicacy there!

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  8. OMG!!! Absolutely yum!!! So happy to find this niche blog:)

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  9. Great combo of spices and looks awesome!

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  10. Wonderful and deliciuos!
    Lovely photos.

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  11. Look so tempting....I will try this...do drop by I wanna treat you banana leaf rice and mother's day afternoon.tea

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    1. thanks dear :-) sure...I'll check out your space !!!

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  12. Amazing space!!!! love the prawn recipe and the photos! :)
    Sohini

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  13. Your photos look gorgeous, Sonali, especially the first one! The prawn curry looks scrumptious and perfect as usual.

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  14. Mouthwatering prawn dish !! I bet it tasted as good as it looks

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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    1. Thanks dear:-) The taste is even much much better than the pics !!!

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  15. These prawns look incredible and your photography is really good.

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  16. wow ...that looks so amazing ...fab pics

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  17. Looks delicious, as always!

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  18. Love prawns,absolutely yummilicious recipe..loved it,Sonali!

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  19. This dish looks so yummy. I love prawns, but sadly my husband is not, so this would be a good recipe to try out when he is out-of-town. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. sure...let me know once you try it out !!!

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  20. The photograph made my mouth water. This is a fabulous recipe, I love the spices used.
    Hope you had a grand Mothers day dear.

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    1. Thanks :-) yes....had a blast that day !!!!!!

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  21. wow....entirely superb recipe dear.....yummy

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  22. Seriously cant take my eyes from that irresistible prawn karahi,salivating here.

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  23. looks really good... happy mother's day!

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  24. These prawns look absolutely delicious, beautiful photos! And thanks for visiting my blog, have a great belated happy mother's day!

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  25. I always love your presentation.looks superb!

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  26. wow...mouthwatring recipe..very beautiful space & thanx for visiting my blog..

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  27. wow! I love Prawns... wonderful site Sonali. Thanks for sharing. I am hungry now.

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  28. I was paying so close attention to the ingredients you added inside because I have the prawns in the fridge and this lovely and spicy prawn recipe will be hitting my table this weekend. I seem cant get over looking at the pics you have shared because its simply yummy yummy and more yummy.

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  29. YUmmmmmmy !
    I can't resist the temptation of prawns... they look delicious.
    I have made Nasi Goreng with prawns today..will post the recipe soon.

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    1. Thanks dear....can't wait to check out the recipe!!!!!

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  30. these prawns look so yummy...and ur pics have improved a lot these days..new camera?

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    1. Thanks....yes dear...I'm using my new DSLR :-)

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  31. oh man this looks amazing! awesome recipe!

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  32. I shared a similar recipe in my recent post :) Would love to try your version next time!

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    1. Thanks dear...will check out yours...let me know once you try mine :-)

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  33. I love prawns. This dish just looks too irresistible. Would be so good with rice. I think I will eat a big plate of rice with it :D Thanks very much for sharing.

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  34. hi sonali, this prawn karahi sure look so appetizing. bookmarked with thanks. have a nice day

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  35. Hi dear, hru? I'm bookmarking this recipe as prawn is my Hubby and son's fav! Lovely clicks! Too tempting ya!

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    1. I'm doing good dear...hru ????Thanks....glad you liked the dish...

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  36. This is a great dish for all kind of celebration, not just Mother's Day. It looks very delicious.

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  37. Oh yummy one of my favorite dishes.
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  38. exotic presentation..!!!! Yummm...

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  39. Lovely clicks and how do you manage to get so many seafood recipes? Great work!!

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  40. Mouth watering recipe!! Awesome clicks!

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  41. wow! Great job dear..lovely pictures..

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  42. the prawns looks really huge and fresh! :) i love your cooking

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  43. Looks super yummy...Wonderful clicks..

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  44. Bookmarking and will try soon! Thanks for sharing

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  45. you know i can finish of the whole bowl in no time at all. thats how good that is.

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  46. wow dear...ur list of fish recipes is not only endless but yummy...love this one

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  47. Delicious and so so yummy looking!!I have to try this soon :)Lovely recipe and pics!!

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  48. I adore shrimps and this one makes me hungry! Beautiful pictures!

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  49. this looks so yummy with hot fluffy rice!

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  50. hey nice and yummy recipe and ur list of fish recipes is endless.....Thanks for shring this....

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  51. Oh my, those prawns looks just awesome Sonali. Very vibrant n great clicks. Nice prep :-)

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  52. ma favourite prawn recipe..looks delicious and good:)

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  53. simple recipe yet delicious, beautiful clicks...

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    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  54. thanks sonali for leaving a nice comment on my blog.

    the prawns recipe is reminding of my mom's version of prawns. my mom would just love your site as she is very fond of sea food :-)

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  55. I have just now discovered your website, it's amazing! Just fish!! Wow! You must really really love fish:)

    Being a Bong, that's a given for me I guess, but the variety you have here is outstanding. I am going to be a regular.

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  56. your photos are gorgeous. delicious

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  57. wow... prawn curry looks fantastic... fabulous recipe... thanks for sharing..

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  58. U have a wonderful blog, keep up the good work. Thanks for taking time to drop by my blog Pachanti

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  59. Prawn curry looks so appetizing.

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  60. These are beautiful prawns! They must so juicy and flavorful! And the photo is so beautiful! I am glad I found your blog now :-). Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comment :-)

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  61. Hello Sonali I am your new follower the prawns look very tempting. Do viwsit my blog in your free time.

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    1. Thanks dear :-)sure,I'll check out ur space !!

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  62. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious...too tempting!

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  63. Wow! Definitely impressive, that looks really delicious!

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  64. that looks sooo tempting....super yummyy

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  65. This looks so yummy and flavorful! Prawns are my favorite!!!

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  66. Luscious looking prawn preparation.

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  67. This looks delicious! I love prawns anyway it's cooked!

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  68. Oh wow, what a stunning picture! The recipe is equally mouth-watering: I love prawn curry. Shall try this recipe: saving this for the weekend!!
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