Prawns theeyal

Konju theeyal

Konju theeyal or shrimp cooked in roasted coconut gravy tastes fabulous with rice. Check out the pretty simple recipe of shrimp theeyal.


500 gms prawns/shrimp

½ grated coconut

3-4 dried chillies

1 ½ tbsp coriander seeds

¾ tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp pepper corns

5-6 fenugreek seeds

10-12 shallots

1 small piece ginger (finely chopped)

½ tsp turmeric powder

1 small piece tamarind (soaked in water)

Curry leaves

Salt as required

Oil as required

Water as required


Dry roast the grated coconut, coriander seeds, dried chillies, pepper corns and fenugreek until they turn dark brown and fragrant

Grind these into fine powder without adding water first

Then add some water and grind again

Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds

Sauté shallots, curry leaves, ginger and dried chillies

Meanwhile, clean and devein the shrimp/prawns

Add the cleaned prawns into this sautéed mixture

Add salt, turmeric powder and some water as well

Cook the prawns with the lid on

Add the ground coconut mixture when the prawns is nicely cooked

Allow the gravy to boil

Pour the tamarind water into the boiling gravy

Give everything a good mix

Cook for some more time before turning off the flame

Delicious prawns theeyal is ready.  

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