Keerti's Karwari Prawns

    50 mins

    This traditional prawn dish made with fresh coconut is typical to the coastal areas of Karwar in Karnataka state, India.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 2 tablespoons (30ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
    • 1 coconut, drained and flesh grated
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 375g tiger prawns, peeled and deveined

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and fry till softened.
    2. Add coconut to the onions and fry for a few minutes. Mix in turmeric, cayenne pepper and salt. Add prawns and stir. Reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. Serve hot.

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    These shrimp were delicious, yet I found the coconut difficult to shred.  -  08 May 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used pregrated unsweetened coconut that you buy at any store. The recipe is a little dry, but flavor delicious. I think the flavor would be enhanced if 1/2 cup coconut milk or fish/chicken stock was added.  -  11 Apr 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Indian food is some of the most imaginativly flavored cuisines in the world, much is done with many spices with few ingredients. Adds a lot of interest to a menu . Marigold  -  05 Nov 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)