I don't make prawns at home often but when I cook them its always in combination with some vegetable.
I bet most of you might not have heard about this dish, but it is a favourite in the areas around Cuddalore and Pondicherry in TamilNadu. Whenever Prawn is in the menu for the sunday lunch, my mom always keeps aside a handful of them in the freezer to make this delicious thokku/curry the next day.
Other vegetables that can be used in combination with Prawns are Ridgeguard, Bottleguard, Drumsticks and Raw Plantain.
1 medium white daikon raddish
8 - 10 large Prawns, cleaned (if small use about 1/2 cup)
1 large onion
6 cloves of garlic
1 tsp of fennel seeds
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
salt as required
Take 1 tblsp of oil in a pan
Add the fennel seeds and curry leaves when the oil is hot
When the fennel changes colour add the chopped garlic and onions, fry well till translucent
Now add the cleaned Prawns, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt
Saute till the prawns turns pink for about 2 mins.
Now add the chopped up radish and mix well to coat the masala.
Add about 1/2 cup of water , close with a lid and let it cook for about 10 mins.
Add some chopped coriander and switch of the stove.
The consistency of the curry should be semi dry
Serve with plain hot rice.