Prawns Gravy / Prawns curry is a side dish made with spices cooked in onion tomato base. This gravy pairs very well with pooris and chapatis.
Prawns is available only during a certain season and we mostly make it as gravy as everybody likes it with Poori. However, its again a case of one of them not liking it. Until some point, I had Peddu eat just the biryani, then now he completely stopped saying he doesn’t like it. So we don’t make the biryani that often as it becomes a laborious process.
I had to redo this final Thali featuring nonveg special of South India, as the previously selected one had a Prawns Roast along with Chicken Biryani. When all the previous thalis were done and I felt I finally completed the most tough theme of the series, I felt it wasn’t enough. I wanted to feature the same variety of meat in the thali, to showcase how it can be plated and which dish complements the other.
As I had previously said, we are used to cooking different meat for the same meal as all are used to it. However, I wanted the Thalis to showcase each one separately. So I ended up planning for new one. I was to feature the Prawns Biryani in this Thali. However, I couldn’t find the step by step pictures and ended up sharing the Prawns Gravy. Both the recipes are new. So I will have to share the biryani on another occasion.
How long do prawns take to cook?
Prawns don’t take much time to cook. Amma says at the most it only takes about 10 mins to get done. However, the cleaning process is the tedious one.
When I had planned on this one, I had to make the biryani as well. Everybody loved it and said it came out really so well. Since Peddu and the vegetarians needed something, we were happy with the rasam. Moreover, the sweet was something we were making after a long time. This used to be frequently made during my growing up years when Amma would do it just like for a quick bite!
Thalis & Platters
Week 1 – Platters for Elders
Week 2 – Thalis featuring Non Veg Regional Cuisines – Non Veg Thali
Chicken Donne Biryani – Non Veg Thali 1 for Day 1
Raju gari Kodi Pulao – Non Veg Thali 2 for Day 2
Mutton Biryani – Non Veg Thali 3 for Day 3
Mutton Dum Biryani – Non Veg Thali 4 for Day 4
Fish Curry – Non Veg Thali 5 for Day 5
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Step By Step Pictures to make Prawns Gravy
Ingredients Used in making Prawns Gravy
Prawns is cooked in a onion tomato base with spices to make a rich tasty gravy as a side dish for pooris/rotis.
After cleaning is done, it is left to drain well. Once the gravy is ready, the prawns are added in the last 10 minutes as it only needs 10 minutes to get cooked and soft.