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Prawn Thokku Recipe

Prawn Thokku is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Family friendly Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 pack - Prawns, big or medium sized.
  • Onion - 1 big sized and chopped.
  • Tomato - 1, chopped.
  • Ginger and Garlic Paste - 3 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder - 2 pinches.
  • Red Chilli powder - 2 tsp for mixture and 3 tsp for cooking.
  • Cloves - 3.
  • Cinnamon Stick - a small piece.
  • oil - 3 tsp.
  • Salt - to taste.
  • Garam Masala - 2 tsp.
  • How to Make Prawn Thokku:

    1. Add 2 tsp of red chilli powder, a pinch of turmeric powder, some salt and mix well with the washed prawns.
    2. Keep the prawns aside for some time.
    3. Heat a deep kadai and pour 3 tsps of oil.
    4. After the oil gets heated, add the chopped onions, cloves, cinnamon and saute until brown.
    5. Add the ginger and garlic paste, and fry for 5 minutes.
    6. To this, add a pinch of turmeric powder, tomatoes, red chilli powder, garam masala and fry on a medium fire.
    7. Allow the tomato juice to mix with the other ingredients.
    8. Now add the cleaned prawns to this and mix well. Then add 3 glasses of water.
    9. Let the water dry up and the gravy thicken.
    10. Once the gravy thickens, turn the stove off.
    11. Garnish it with coriander leaves and squeeze some lime juice over it (optional).


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