Tag-Archive for » Shrimp «

Shrimp/Crab Gravy


  • Prawn/crab
  • Coconut powder/scrapping – 1 cup with 2 tsp
  • Sombu 2 tsp
  • Fenugreek 1 tsp
  • Chili powder 4 tsp
  • Coriander powder 3 tsp
  • Turmeric powder half tsp
  • Salt to taste.
  • Big onion 2 – cut into small pieces
  • Tomato 1- cut into small pieces


o Clean 500 gm prawn/crab pieces

o Grind coconut with  sombu and add  chili powder,  coriander powder,  turmeric and salt to taste.

o Chop 2 big onions and 1 tomato into fine pieces.


  1. Heat 6 tsp of oil in a kadai and add 1 tsp fenugreek and allow it to splutter. Add onion pieces and fry for a minute, add tomato pieces and fry for another 1 minute. Add prawn/crab pieces and fry in oil for 1 minute.
  2. Add coconut-masala paste, curry leaves, adequate water and cook for 10 minutes till raw smell disappears. Cook in slow fire till oil separates.

Note: It goes well with rice, idly or dosa.

Shrimp Gravy


  • Shrimp 500 grams (1 lbs)
  • Coconut 3 tbsp; paste
  • Fennel seeds 1 tsp; ground into powder
  • Onion 4 cups; thinly sliced
  • Tomatoes 2 cups; thinly sliced
  • Ginger 1 inch
  • Garlic 4 cloves
  • Chili powder 3 tsp
  • Coriander powder 3 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 2 pinches
  • Curry leaves
  • Cilantro


  1. Clean the shrimp well and mix a little lemon juice or 1 tsp yogurt and keep aside for 5 minutes and then wash under water
  2. Put ½ cup oil and fry fennel powder till light brown and add half of the curry leaves, ginger garlic paste, and stir a bit
  3. Add onions and fry till light brown
  4. Add tomatoes and keep frying till the onions and tomatoes start to break down
  5. Add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and stir
  6. Add the coconut paste and 2 cups water and cook covered in slow fire
  7. Add the shrimp 2 minutes before the end
  8. Once the gravy thickens then turn off stove and add the rest of the curry leaves and garnish with cilantro

Note: Do not cook shrimp for more then 3 minutes otherwise it will get hard