Prawns Kanthari

Hey, why not decorate the fast approaching Christmas  lunch with this vow…vow..yummy…Prawns dish? Let your family members and friends tongues get drowned with its aroma and taste.


  1. Prawns – ¼ kg
  2. Small Onion – 10 or 12
  3. Garlic – 6 cloves
  4. Green Chilli (Kanthari) – 5
  5. Pepper – ¼ Teaspoon
  6. Curry leaves – 5 leaves
  7. Ginger – 1 small piece
  8. Turmeric powder – ¼ Teaspoon
  9. Chilli Powder (Kashmiri chilli powder)  – ½ Teaspoon (optional)
  10. Cloves Powder – 2 pinches
  11. Cinnamon Powder – 2 pinches
  12. Cumin seeds (Small Jeera Powder) – 2 pinches
  13. Salt – To taste
  14. Lemon Juice – ½ or 1 Lemon
  15. Coconut – 2 Table spoons (Optional)
  16. Coconut Oil – 1 Table spoon
  17. Curry leaves – 5 -10 leaves
  18. Water – 1/4 Cup


Clean and wash the prawns, apply Salt and lemon juice. Grind rest of the ingredients except coconut oil, water and second set of curry leaves. Make a smooth paste and apply well on the prawns and keep aside covered for 10 to 15 minutes. The chillies I have used are a tiny variety widely available in South India.  It’s very tiny but very spicy. Those who don’t use spicy dish use them according to your preference.  You can use any type of green chilli that is handy for you.

After 10-15 minutes take a dish for steaming, add the coconut oil and empty the prawns in it. Wash the mixi with little water to get out all the masala and add to the prawns; also decorate the top with curry leaves.  Pull out a steamer or idly maker and steam for 20 to 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes switch off the flame and remove the dish, serve hot with fried rice, chapatti, Appam or any other dish of your choice. Suppose you don’t require much gravy, take a frying pan and put the prawns and cook till he gravy gets dried.

Have a Holly…Jolly time at your Christmas lunch….Merry Christmas to all of you…Bye. Bye now…see you soon.   

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