Prawn Thokku

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 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

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