When it comes comes to seafood, me and my family members go crazy in the market. We get tempted so easily and finally end up buying either Fish or prawns or crab. This kuzhambu is one of our family's favorite and grandma's recipe. The combination of veggies used in this recipe, when cooked with prawns, taste too delicious and especially, it tastes divine when it is served on the next day. The flavor and essence from prawn blends well with the veggies and gives a finger licking taste. Here is the recipe of delicious and flavorful Eral Kaikari Kuzhambu....
250 gms Prawns
2 Tbsp Oil
2 Tsp Vadagam ( Substitute - Mustard, Methi / Vendhayam and Jeera )
1 Cup Onion, Finely chopped
5 Garlic pods, crushed
1/2 Cup Tomato, Finely chopped
2 Potatoes, Cut into cubes
1 Drumstick, chopped into pieces
5 Brinjal, Cut into cubes
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
1 1/2 - 2 Tsp Chilli powder
3 Tsp Coriander powder
Lemon sized Tamarind, Soaked in 1 Cup water and extract juice
Handful of Curry leaves
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a pan and add Vadagam followed by crushed garlic and finely chopped onions.
Saute it for a minute or till the color changes to light brown.
Add few curry leaves and finely chopped Tomatoes.
Fry it for a minute or till the tomatoes turn soft.
Add all the given veggies and mix well.
Now add Turmeric powder followed by Chilli powder and Coriander powder.
Mix well and fry till the raw smell goes off.
Add the Tamarind extract along with the required amount of salt.
Add 1/2 - 1 cup of water, cover and cook till the veggies gets 3/4th cooked.
Meanwhile, clean, de-vain and wash the prawns.
Add the cleaned prawns in the kuzhambu and cook it for more 5 minutes in a medium flame.
Now add the remaining curry leaves and switch off the flame.
Serving Options :
Serve with hot rice.