How to Cook Prawn Pollichathu

Posted on Sep 19 2018 - 10:43am by kumar

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Serves: 4 People

Ingredients for Prawn Pollichathu :

Marination:

  • 6 prawns
  • Chilli powder
  • Turmeric powder
  • Salt
  • Lime juice (all of the above, as desired)
  • 2 tsp coconut oil

Masala:

  • 3 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 2 slit green chillies
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 10 uncut shallots
  • 1 Tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup fish stock
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • Salt to taste
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How to Cook Prawn Pollichathu :

  1. Marinate prawns in a mix of chilli powder, turmeric, salt & lime juice, keep for 10 minutes. Heat oil in pan and saute; the marinated prawns on a low flame for 5 minutes.
  2. Once done, keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and crackle mustard; fenugreek seeds.
  4. Add curry leaves followed by rest of the ingredients and fish stock. Saute till onions and shallots turn brown. Add prawns and cook covered for 5 minutes. Now remove the lid and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Allow the gravy to reduce to a semi dry consistency. Cook till the prawns turn dark brown. Finish by adding coconut milk, give a final cook for 1/2 a minute.
  6. Add salt to taste and serve with aapam, rice or parantha.
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