Sunday, September 7, 2008

Chettinad Eral Masala Curry - Chettinad Prawn Masal Curry

Here is another variety of non veg recipe with prawns in chettinadu style.


  • Prawns-125 grams(approx 10 big pieces)
  • Large Onion-1
  • Tomato-1
  • Garlic-5,6
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
  • Oil-2 tablespoon
  • Salt
  • For seasoning: Mustard, Urad dal, Cumin seeds, Curry leaves

To grind:

  • Fennel(sombu)-1 teaspoon
  • Khuskhus(poppy seeds/ kasakasa)-1/2 teaspoon
  • Pepper-1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli-2 or 3
  • Grated coconut-3 tablespoon


  • Grind the above said items without adding much water.
  • Heat oil in pan and add the seasoning items.
  • When it starts to splutter, add the onions and garlic.
  • When it is half cooked in oil, add the turmeric powder and then the tomatoes.
  • After the tomatoes are cooked well add the cleaned prawns.
  • Fry the prawns for few minutes and allow it to cook in the closed lid with very little water.
  • When the prawns are half cooked add the masala paste and required amount of salt.
  • Now add approximately 1/4 cup of water and cook it with the lid closed.
  • Add water little by little till the prawns are well cooked.
  • Allow the gravy to cook till it reduces into a thick masala.
  • Serve it with all types of rices , idlis or dosas.


sangs said...

I loved your Chettinad Prawn curry.
Million Thanks :D

kavitha said...

hi, I tried your prawn Masala curry last wednesday for a dinner get together. It turned out so great!!!
Everybody was asking me the recipe. Thanks to you.