Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Prawns In Pumpkin Coconut Gravy

This is usually served as a side dish with plain rice.Pumpkin is cooked as such or with some vegetarian combo.But when cooked with prawns it's a hit at home.

Pumpkin (yellow)     2 and 1/2 cups (diced)
Prawns           10 nos.
Onion(chopped)     1/2 of one
Chilly powder      1/4 - 1/2 tsp
Salt             1/2 tsp(as per taste)
Water        little (just to cook the pumpkin)
For grinding:
Coconut                    1/2 of one (scraped)
Turmeric powder         3/4 tsp
Fennel seeds               1/2 tsp
Water                      little
For Tempering:
Oil           1 tbsp
Mustard seed      1 tsp
Dry red chilly         2
Curry leaves      few
Method of cooking:
-Cook the pumpkin along with onion,chilly powder,salt and water for 2-3 minutes.
-Now add the prawns and cook till all are done.
-Mash the pumpkin (be careful not to mash the prawns)
-Now grind the coconut along with turmeric powder,fennel seeds and little water into a smooth paste.
-Add this coconut paste to the pumpkin prawns mix. Let it boil.Off the flame.
- Now in a pan heat oil ,splutter mustard seeds,then add dry chilli and the curry leaves and pour this into the curry and mix well.
-Serve with rice. 

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