January 25, 2018


Prawns - 500 gms (medium size, deveined)
Potatoes -2
Onions - 2
Mustard oil - 5-6 tbsp
Vinegar - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Coriander - cumin powder - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

For spice paste:
Garlic pods - 3
Ginger - 1" piece
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 2


  • Grind all the ingredients for the spice paste.
  • Peel and cut the potatoes into cubes. Parboil the potatoes in salted water till they are just tender.
  • Heat 1 1/2 cups of water and add salt to it.
  • Add the cleaned prawns into this water and boil for 2-3 minutes. Remove the prawns from water, reserve the water.
  • Slice the onions.
  • Heat oil and fry the onions till translucent. Mix in the spice paste and fry over low flame for 2 minutes. Add the reserved water and bring to boil then lower the flame.
  • Mix in the prawns, potatoes and coriander- cumin powder. Cook till the water is evaporated.
  • Mix in the sugar and the vinegar, and add to the prepared prawn mixture.
  • Serve with khichdi.

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