|Recipe Submitted By||:||Guest|
|Preparation Time||:||10 Minutes|
A feast dish , you can use fish instead of prawns. this dish does not need any side dishes as it will spoil its taste. Just serve with some basmathi rice and pappadom
Marinate the peeled and cleaned prawns or fish in the tumeric cayenne and salt mixture. leave to rest half an hour in the refrigerator.
Mean while in a deep bottomed frying pan , add the grated coconut, green chillies, shallots and fry on a medium fire till brown, the coconut should smell like fried ground nuts. Add the ground fennel, coriander,cumin and cayenne and mix for another minute. Remove from fire and leave to cool. When cold grind to a fine paste in a mixer and keep aside.
NOW FRY THE PRAWNS OR FISH AND KEEP ASIDE
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan , add the SECOND ingredients, beginning with the mustard seeds and curry leaves, then the fenugriek, fennel and cumin , when slightly brown, add the chopped onions, garlic, chillies, chopped ginger and sauté for a few minutes until softened, add the tomatoes and continue to stir. Then add the tamarind paste along with the fried coconut paste add two cups of water and bring to a boil, then add the okra and cook for a minute and then add the prawns or fish, season with salt to taste and cook further till the okra is cooked through.You can cook it further to reduce the sauce, but this must be done before you add the fish or the prawns. Overcooked fish or prawns could spoil the dish. Serve hot with basmati rice and pappadom.