Prawn Kanji Curry /Prawn Curry with gruel

Prawn Kanji Curry/Prawn Curry with Gruel

This is a traditional East Indian curry made with Rice gruel/kanji..its absolutely healthy and delicious . Have it hot steaming Rice and you will really enjoy .The green Masala and the Rice gruel  gives this curry a unique taste.Usually we do add small brinjals and bottle gourd But here I have only added Bottle gourd.


 1 cup  Prawns deveined but keep the shell
 1 1/2-2 cups  gruel/kanji
  1 tomato
2 med Onions chopped
4 to 5 green chillies
5 to 6 garlic cloves
1.5  inch ginger
a pinch of turmeric
1/2 cup  fresh grated coconut
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp coriander seeds
handful of Coriander leaves
sprig of curry leaves
250-300 gms Bottle gourd/dudhi/lauki
4 to 5 small brinjals(i had not added in this recipe but normally we do add)
1 tbsp tamarind pulp
2 tbsp coconut oil/any oil.
salt to taste


Wash the prawns and marinate with salt and turmeric and keep aside for  15-20 min.

 Grind coconut,coriander seeds cumin,chilli,garlic ginger and coriander leaves with little water to a smooth paste.

Slice the onions and chop the tomatoes fine and cut the vegetables .

In a Vessel heat oil (if u have earthen vessel do use that) add curry leaves ,Onion tomato fry well then add the ground paste and the prawns fry for 6-8  min .

Then add the rice gruel/kanji and the vegetables and bring the curry to very nice boil.

Reduce the flame cover with a lid and simmer and cook till the veggies and prawn are cooked well.

Check for salt as we marinated the prawns and even the gruel has salt..add if needed ..if u find it too thick add water once it comes to a nice boil add tamarind pulp simmer and cook for 5 min .

Serve hot with steamed rice.

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