Prawns Curry(Sungta ambat)

Back in India, since I am from a coastal area, we get very fresh fish. So I never liked the fish we used to get in Bangalore, because they had bad smell. Prawns and Crabs are always my favorites compared to fish. I still remember.. my parents used to get a lot of fish, prawns when they used to visit us in Bangalore. It used to be a feast when they were with us.

So from many days, I wanted to buy some fish here and try out.

Last weekend when we went to Price Choppers, I just went near the fish section, hoping to find some familiar fish. But unfortunately there were none. I had never heard the names of fishes they had. Finally I found Prawns, they had 3 types of prawns. I bought the one, which looked similar to what we get in India. I called up my aayi and asked for the delicious prawn curry recipe, which she always makes. The curry was too good. I felt like I was sitting in my native and eating the curry served by aayi. So I have decided to buy some fish at least once in 15 days, even though they are very very expensive here.

Here the prawns I got were very big ones,unlike the small and tasty ones we used to get in my native.

1 cup prawns/shrimps
1 cup fresh/frozen coconut
1/2 cup onion
5 red chillies
1 green chili
1 tea spn coriander seeds
2 pieces dried kokum or 1/4th tea spn tamarind extract

Heat oil and fry coriander seeds. Grind with coconut and red chillies to a very smooth paste.
Heat oil and fry chopped onions till they turn slightly brownish. Add prawns/shrimps and fry for some time(till the prawns become white in color, this enhances the taste of the curry).
Add the ground masala, green chili(slitted) and kokum/tamarind(In the traditional recipe kokum is used, since I was not having that I used tamarind extract). Add salt and sufficient water. Cook till completely done.
Serve hot with rice.

Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 30min

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