Friday, June 16, 2006


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King Prawns-250g
Onion-2 (medium, sliced)
salt -as required
oil-as required
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Bay Leaves-2

Cinnamon powder-1 pinch
Cardamom powder-1 pinch
Nutmeg powder-1 pinch
Fennel seed powder-1/2tsp
Cloves powder- 1 pinch
Pepper powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder=1/4 tsp

Masala-for grinding

Parsley-1 bunch
Poppy seeds-1tsp.
Grated coconut-2tbsp.
Green chillies-10
Ginger+ garlic -75g.


Make the 'Pachi Masala' by grinding all the said ingredients into a coarse paste. Marinate the prawns with the masala paste and salt and leave it in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Heat oil in a deep bottomed vessel.Once the oil starts smoking add bay leaf and curry leaves.Saute for a second. Now add the sliced onions and fry till golden brown.Add the marinated prawns(along with the masala) and saute them well until the masala forms a uniform coating over the prawns.Add 2 cups of water and cook it for 7 minutes or till you get the desired consistency.Now add all the powders.Mix well,and cook for a couple of minutes.Now serve it hot,garnished with fresh parsley along with Chappathi/Paratha/Steamed Rice. You can use the same recipe with Chicken and enjoy Kodi Pachi Masala.


Puspha said...

Yummy!!! Looks super delicious. Thanx for sharing the recipe.

sherin said...

That is a good prawn curry.There is lots to try from your blog.