Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Chettinadu Prawn - Potato masala curry

Here is one of the simple prawn curry with potatoes in chettinadu style again.


  • Prawns- 10 big pieces
  • Potato-2
  • Garlic-4 or 5
  • Big Onion-2
  • Tomato-1
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chilli powder-1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder- 3/4 teaspoon
  • For seasoning:Fennel, curry leaves
  • Oil- 2 tablespoon
  • Salt.


  • Clean the prawns and allow it to dry seperately.
  • Cut potatoes into large squares and mix it with chilli powder, coriander powder and salt.
  • Heat oil in pan and add fennel and curry leaves.
  • When it starts to splutter add the garlic paste, cut onions and then the tomatoes.
  • When the tomatoes are cooked add the prawns with turmeric powder.
  • After 2 minutes of frying, add the potatoes and fry it .
  • Add enough salt, close the lid and allow it to cook.
  • Stir with a spoon and sprinkle some water if needed in intervals.
  • Brinjals can also be added if needed.
  • Suits well with all kind of rices as sidedish.

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