Prawn Olarthiyathu

An age old prawn recipe which will keep everyone licking their plates clean. THis recipe is from K.M. Mathew’a book – Flavours from the spice coast.


Prawns – 1/2 kg

For the masala

Chilli powder – 1 tsp

Coriander Powder  –  1 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/8 tsp

Shallots – 10

Ginger – 2″

Garlic – 10 cloves

Kudampulli – 3 (soaked in water)

Curry Leaves -8 – 10

Water – 1/2 cup

Salt – to taste

Ginger – 1 tsp (julienned)

For the seasoning

Coconut oil – 2 tblsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Onions – 2 (thinly sliced)

Curry leaves



Make a paste with the chilly powder, Coriander powder, pepper powder, shallots, ginger and garlic. Marinate the prawns with the paste, add kodampulli, curry leaves, ginger, salt and water, cook till prawns are cooked and water has evaporated in an earthen pot.

Heat oil in a pan, Splutter mustard seeds, sliced onions and fry till brown. Add curry leaves, prawns and fry till nice and roasted.



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