Prawns Gashi

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Total Time:
40 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

243 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Gashi, in Konkani, means a thick coconut based curry. In this Prawn Gashi recipe, the coconut paste is made with half a cup of grated coconut, whole Red Chillies, Coriander seeds and Turmeric powder. Prawns Gashi can be served for lunch or dinner with Rice, Neer Dosa, Appam or Idiyappam

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  • For prawns:
  • 250 g - prawns
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • Other ingredients
  • 1 tbsp - cooking oil
  • 10 - small onions / shallots / sambar onions, sliced
  • 1 tsp - thick tamarind paste or 1 ripe tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup - water
  • 3 tsp - gashi paste (dry roasted coconut paste)
  • 1/2 tsp - salt ( or to taste )
  • For Gashi paste/ Coconut Paste:
  • 1/2 cup - coconut, grated
  • 10 - whole red chillies
  • 1 tbsp - coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder

How to Make Prawns Gashi

  • For Gashi paste/ Coconut Paste:
  • Heat a heavy bottomed kadai and dry roast all the ingredients on a low heat till golden colour / fragrant for 20 - 25 minutes.
  • Grind gashi masala ingredients in a mixer without adding water. Grind till the oil leaves from the sides of the jar. It should be a very fine paste. Store in an airtight container for further use or store in refrigerator.
  • For gashi:
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan / kadai. Fry sliced small onions till pink colour and fragrant.
  • Add tamarind paste or chopped tomatoes and 2 - 3 tsp thick gashi paste, and gently stir well for 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Add 100 ml water and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Cover with a tight lid and cook on a medium to low heat for 10 - 12 minutes or until the gravy thickens.
  • At this stage, add marinated prawns and cook again for another 5 minutes until prawns are cooked.
  • Serve with rice.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World