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Chettinad Eral Gravy / Prawn Curry Recipe

By Pjkiruthika
                  For any non vegetarian, there will be a special crush for prawn recipes. Recipes with prawns are effortless, but the outcome will always be appetizing. This prawn gravy is a fata-fat gravy, yes it consumes your time very less.
Chettinad Eral Gravy / Prawn Curry Recipe
Chettinad Eral Gravy / Prawn Curry RecipePrep Time 10-15 mins
Cooking Time 10-15 mins

1 cup Prawn (spine removed and cleaned)1-2 tsp Chili Powder1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Ground Pepper and Cumin seedsAs per tasteSaltTo grind and Make paste

5-7 pods of Garlic
1 inch Ginger

 Onion (Big sized)

 Tomato (medium sized)1  Green Chilly (optional)
To Saute 1-2 tbsp SesameOil/ Gingelly oil (preferable)2 tsp Mustard seeds2 tbsp Curry leaves chopped
To Garnish1 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped


  • Wash  the prawn/shrimp thoroughly.
  • Then make the paste of onion, followed by tomato and then ginger-garlic together. Make individual paste.
  • Now add some oil, once it is hot add the mustard seeds. After it splutters add the curry leaves.
  • Then add the coarsely ground paste of onion, followed by ginger-garlic paste. Saute till the raw smell goes off. Now add the paste of tomato.
  • Now add the turmeric powder, chilly powder and coriander powder. Let it boil for 5 minutes.
  • Now add the cleaned prawns/ shrimps.
  • Allow it to cook for for 5-10 minutes. Once the prawn is cooked, add the ground pepper and cumin seeds. Allow it cook for a minute.
  • Turn off the flame.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
                  The delicious chettinad prawn gravy is ready. Goes well with rice and rasam, idli, etc.
Chettinad Eral Gravy / Prawn Curry Recipe

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