South Indian Special Prawn Curry/Eral Uralai Puli Kuzhambu

Most treasured family recipe and one of my favorites too...winter is the time to enjoy some hot and spicy soul was fun to prepare soul food for my soul mates...:) 

Recipe video in english...:)

1/2 Kilo Prawns
1 Cup Shallots
2 Whole Garlic Pods
2 Sprigs Curry leafs
2 Ripe Tomatoes
250 Grams Baby Potatoes

1 1/2 Tbsp Chilly Powder + 1/4 Tsp extra to fry prawns
1/2 Tsp Turmeric + 1/2 Tsp
1 Tbsp Coriander Powder + 1/2 Tsp
Lime Size Tamarind

1/4 Tsp Fenugreek
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 Tsp Cumin
1/2 Tsp Split Black Gram
Pinch Asafoetida

3 Tbsp Ghee
2 Tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

For Masala Paste:
Fist Full Shallots
1 Inch Ginger
2 Sprigs Curry leafs
1 Tbsp Black Pepper corns
1/4 Tsp Fenugreek
1 Tsp Cumin
4 Fresh Chilies
2 Tbsp Oil
Prep Up:
  1. Shell and devein prawns wash twice drain and reserve in a bowl
  2. Boil the potatoes. peel the skin. prick the potatoes with a fork and reserve.
  3. Heat a wok with 2 tbsp oil  on medium flame fry shallots, ginger, curry leafs, black pepper corns, fenugreek , cumin, chillies till the shallots turn light pink in color remove from flame allow to cool add to a mixer jar grind to a smooth paste.
  4. In a pot add 2 cups water add tomatoes and tamarind boil till the tamarind and tomatoes have cooked till mushy consistency strain the puree and separate the skin and seeds add extra water to the skin strain twice and extract the puree reserve.
  5. In a mortar and pestle bruise the shallots and garlic. 
  • Heat oil and ghee in a wok on a medium flame temper oil with fenugreek, mustard seeds, cumin, split black gram, asafoetida and curry leafs allow all the ingredients to splutter.
  • Add the crushed shallots and garlic fry till transparent add the tamarind and tomato puree, masala paste, chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder salt and stir bring to a boil.
  • Heat another wok with 2 tbsp oil and add chilly powder, turmeric, coriander powder and salt allow the spices to fry a bit add the baby potatoes and prawns fry till the prawns are half cooked.
  • Add the bubbling curry to the prawns and allow the prawns to cook till well done and till oil surfaces on top of the curry.
Serve hot with rice dosa or idlly...enjoy...:)
The best part about this curry is the taste enhances 3 times more after a days time the shallots and garlic are stars in my curry with a super sweet and mushy taste the prawns soak up all the spices and is super juicy this is what i call every bite of yumminess soul food served at its best...:)


  1. My kind of food, fingerlicking curry definitely.

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  7. Why to use potato in this curry? Can we use any other vegetables instead or plain?



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