Prawn Coconut Fry – Naadan Konju Thoran

2012-11-23
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  • Yield : 250 gm
  • Servings : 5nos
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 25m

Prawn fry with coconut recipe

Shrimps and prawns are the most popular type of seafood that are consumed in restaurants and homes all around the world. They are used in a wide number of dishes ranging from curries to rice dishes to salads and are even delicious just eaten on their own.

Prawns and shrimps are an extremely good source of protein, yet are very low in fat and calories, making them a very healthy choice of food. Although shrimps and prawns have a high cholesterol content, they are low in saturated fat, which is the fat that raises cholesterol levels in the body and is bad for you. For this reason, there is no need to avoid eating shrimps or prawns, as the cholesterol in the food is not the same as the cholesterol in one’s blood.

Shrimps and prawns do contain a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, but these fatty acids are good for you and help prevent against heart disease, circulatory diseases and many other types of illnesses. Prawns and shrimps also contains high levels of vitamin B12, zinc, iodine, phosphorous, potassium, selenium and iron and have smaller quantities of calcium, magnesium and sodium.

Naadan konju thoran or prawn coconut fry is easy to prepare and a delicious dish and it goes well with boiled rice.

 

Ingredients

  • Prawns( Chemmeen ) - 250 gm
  • Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger - A small piece
  • Green chillies - 3 nos (chopped)
  • Garlic pods - 4 nos
  • Curry leaves - 2 string
  • Salt to taste
  • Grated coconut -1/2 cup
  • Crushed dried red chilly - 4nos
  • Shallots ( sliced ) - 5 nos
  • Coconut oil - 5 tsp
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Kudampuli ( Gambooge ) - 2 pieces
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

Method

Step 1

Clean the prawns and marinate it with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and little salt and keep it aside for about 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Heat Coconut oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when it pops up, add curry leaves and crushed dry red chillies and fry for one minute.

Step 3

Add sliced shallots, chopped green chillies, crushed ginger and garlic and saute till shallots become soft and transparent. Then add prawns/shrimps along with water, grated coconut , red chilly powder, kudampuli and enough salt and cook covered for about 10 minutes in a medium-low flame.

Step 4

After 10 minutes cook uncovered for another 5-6 minutes or till the thoran becomes dry and then remove from the flame.

Step 5

Delicious prawn coconut fry or nadan konju thoran is ready.

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