Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Prawn Vindhali / Prawn curry

This is my very good and beautiful friend Priya, who lives in Philly. We've been friends from our college days. She visited India too, in December, when I was there. We met up with old friends and had a blast.

She gave me this wonderful recipe for prawn vindhali. She says it's a recipe from Thirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. It is a very simple and delicious dish. I tried it and loved it. Thought I must give her the credit for the recipe. So, kudos to you, Priya. And thanks a bundle pal :)

  • Cleaned prawns - 1 pound (abt. 1/2 kg)
  • Vinegar - 4-5 tbspns
  • Onion - 1 large (chopped)
  • Garlic - 6-7 cloves (chopped)
  • Ginger - 1 inch thick piece (chopped)
  • Oil - 4-5 tbspns
  • Red chillis - 10
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tspn
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tspn
  • Mustard seeds- 1-1/2 tspn
  • Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Lightly dry roast the red chillis, mustard and cumin seeds in a pan.
  • Grind this to a paste with a 2-3 tbspns of vinegar (do not add water at all to this mixture)
  • Marinate the prawns in this paste for about 30 mins.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add onions, garlic and ginger and saute for 4-5 mins.
  • Add turmeric powder.
  • Add the marinated prawns, salt and vinegar and fry well.( For about 4-5 mins)
  • Pour 1/4 cup of water, add curry leaves and allow it to simmer till the gravy becomes thick.
  • Serve hot. Pairs well with rice .
Luv 'n' luc'


  1. Wow..Looks very spicy and colourful...Nice version dear...Kandittu muzhuvan theerkan thonunnu...

  2. Wao the dish looks so juicy and tempting..your frnd is very cute too....

  3. wow u hve a lovely blog...http://mykitchen-been.blogspot.com/

  4. Wowo i wouldlove to have that prawn curry and rice, so so yumm.

  5. hai dear..yummy curry..i too posted a prawn recipe

  6. Prawn curry looks really delicious and very colourful! would love to have this with rice:)

  7. she is beautiful :)
    Prawn vindalu is my Fav..looks adipoli..

  8. I thought this should be a north Indian prawn dish when I read the title...I am surprised to see that it is from Tirunelveli...curry looks very spicy and delicious, must have tasted great :)

  9. That looks soooo good smitha.....and ur friend is pretty too:)

  10. I am so drooling at the sight of such a beautiful curry. Thanks to your friend Priya and to you for posting it.

  11. So you are back with great articles again. Your friend appears to be beauti... as mentioned :)

    The prawns curry appears fine though the preparation is different than my expectations.

  12. Your friend is beautiful and this prawn curry looks delicious.

  13. Curry looks delicious... I dont cook meat, so I will be substitute egg for it...

  14. That's a wonderful prawn dish Smitha..Love to gorgeous Priya :-)

  15. Spicy prawn luks so delicious..I want to try this recipe from u..

  16. Wow, that looks fiery and fiesty. The name sounds so similar to Goan vindaloo. Funny how all the different cultures and states have such similar foods.

  17. Love the rich color with all the spices.Thanks to priya for the tasty recipe :D

  18. Love the flavor combos here ... but it smells pretty fantastic too, as it's cooking!

  19. prawns looks spicy and delicious.. We are drooling here... nice recipe...

  20. Looks really yummy... And let me tell you... You have a wonderful blog...

  21. I have got a lot to learn from ur blog.

    Following u.



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