Kerala Style Prawns Stew

 Winter fever is here! Yaay! FINALLY!! Freshness, optimism, and better moods all around. It’s a post summer relief that sweeps the city. 

 

During the scorching summers we all usually like to hibernate under the air-conditioning, whereas now everyone is outdoors and Kuwait takes on a festive spirit.

  

Warm up the coldest day with a creamy coconut milk stew – it’s got quite a kick! This is a Kerala style stew. Its quite different from the Brazilian prawn stew, the recipe of which i posted few days back. I love the mild, and comforting taste of this curry. 

 

But i have never made stew with prawns before. I usually make with chicken, plain potato and mutton. This recipe was very new to me, I’m sure it is for many of you. This was introduced to me by my best friend Nimeena, who got this recipe from her aunty, Rahila. So i thank Rahila ammayi for this super delicious, super easy and super flavorful curry. Thank you soooo much for such a yummy discovery. Now you all try out this recipe and thank her too. 😃😃 

  

Ingredients:

  • 200g Prawns
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder 
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small potato
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1″ ginger cut in juliennes
  • 2 dried red chilli
  • Lots of curry leaves
  • 4-5 green chillies 
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil

  

NOTES:

✔️ If you don’t have a pressure cooker, just boil the onion and potatoes in a pan till potatoes are mashed well. 

✔️ You can add pepper powder in the end. 

✔️ This stew tastes best with vellapam (rice pancakes), rice or noolputtu ( string hoppers)

Method:

  1. Marinate the cleaned prawns with pepper, turmeric and salt. Shallow fry them till cooked through. Keep aside. 
  2. In a pressure cooker, add in the onions and potato. Add in 1 cup of water. Let it come to a boil. Close the pressure cooker and cook on low flame till you cooker goves two whistles. 
  3. Meanwhile, in the same pan in which you fried the prawns, saute the green chillies, red chilli and ginger and garlic. Add in lots of curry leaves. 
  4. Pour in the cooked potato and onion. Add in salt. If there is lots of liquid, turn the heat to high and cook till the water dries up and the gravy gets thick. Mash up the potatoes a little bit. 
  5. Add in the fried prawns. 
  6. Pour in the coconut milk under low flame. Cover and cook (simmer) for 5 minutes. 
  7. Switch off the flame and drizzle in a tsp of coconut oil. 
  8. Serve with rice or appams. 

 

Kerala Style Prawns Stew
Serves 3
A mild and comforting Kerala style prawn stew made in coconut milk.
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INGREDIENTS
  1. 200g Prawns
  2. 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  3. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  4. 1 small onion
  5. 1 small potato
  6. 1 tsp garlic paste
  7. 1" ginger cut in juliennes
  8. 2 dried red chilli
  9. Lots of curry leaves
  10. 4-5 green chillies
  11. 1 cup coconut milk
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Coconut oil
DIRECTIONS
  1. Marinate the cleaned prawns with pepper, turmeric and salt. Shallow fry them till cooked through. Keep aside.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add in the onions and potato. Add in 1 cup of water. Let it come to a boil. Close the pressure cooker and cook on low flame till you cooker goves two whistles.
  3. Meanwhile, in the same pan in which you fried the prawns, saute the green chillies, red chilli and ginger and garlic. Add in lots of curry leaves.
  4. Pour in the cooked potato and onion. Add in salt. If there is lots of liquid, turn the heat to high and cook till the water dries up and the gravy gets thick. Mash up the potatoes a little bit.
  5. Add in the fried prawns.
  6. Pour in the coconut milk under low flame. Cover and cook (simmer) for 5 minutes.
  7. Switch off the flame and drizzle in a tsp of coconut oil.
  8. Serve with rice or appams.
NOTES
  1. * If you don’t have a pressure cooker, just boil the onion and potatoes in a pan till potatoes are mashed well.
  2. * You can add pepper powder in the end.
  3. * This stew tastes best with vellapam (rice pancakes), rice or noolputtu ( string hoppers)
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8 thoughts on “Kerala Style Prawns Stew

  1. Hi sadia,
    Made this curry for dinner with noolputtu. It was super yummy. All of us liked it. I found your blog two weeks ago and now I am addicted to it. Also tried your kabsa,butter chicken , French toast roll up, 5 ingredient chicken masala etc . All the items tried were good. I am in mehboula . Where are you in Kuwait ?

  2. I love Kerala stew! I made it once but I didn’t have my pressure cooker back then (click here). Thanks for sharing this post. It reminded me to cook it again. I just love the aroma of this food!

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