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20 September 2019

Nadan Konchu Curry|Nadan Chemmeen Curry|Kerala Prawn/Shrimp Curry

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Nadan Konchu Curry




Quick and easy Kerala style prawn/shrimp curry.
Prep Time: 15 minutes .
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves2 to 3
Ingredients:
  1. Prawns/shrimp,cleanes- 200 gms/1cup(measured after cleaning)
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  3. Ginger,crushed- 1 and 1/2 tsp
  4. Garlic,crushed- 1 and 1/2 tsp
  5. Green Chilies,cut vertically- 2
  6. Curry leaves - few
  7. Shallots,sliced- 1/2cup
  8. Kashmiri chili powder - 1 tbsp
  9. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  10. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  11. Tomato,chopped - 1 medium
  12. Water -1 cup or as required
  13. Kudampuli/fish tamarind - 1 piece(washed and soaked in 1/4 water)
  14. Salt - to taste
  15. Coconut oil - as required
For Marination:
  1. Prawns/shrimp,cleaned- 200 gms/1cup(measured after cleaning)
  2. Kashmiri chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  3. Black pepper powder- 1/4 tsp
  4. Turmeric powder- 1/4tsp
  5. Salt - to taste
Instructions:

  • In a bowl combine together prawns along with the ingredients listed under 'For marination'.Set aside until  required.Heat oil in a manchatti/pan,add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Add ginger,garlic,green chilies,curry leaves and shallots.Saute,over medium flame until shallots turns golden brown .
  • Now reduce the flame to low ,add kashmiri  chili powder,coriander powder and turmeric powder.Saute  until raw smell leaves.(Stir continuously  to avoid burning.)
  • Now add tomato and cook until it turns mushy.Stir continuously and cook until the masala starts to leave the  sides of  the pan.  
  • Add the marinated prawns ,salt to taste and  mix  well,cook for a minute  or two. 
  • Add  the  soaked tamarind/kudampuli (along with the liquid) and  1 to 1 and  1/4  cup water depending  upon  the consistency  required .Cover and cook until  done over medium flame.Uncover  and  cook for  few  more minutes until the  gravy turns thick.Serve with rice.




    Notes.
    • Adjust the quantity of green chilies  and  kashmiri chili powder according to your taste.
    • 1 cup equals  250 ml


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