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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Prawns Thoran

This is an easy way to eat something tasty on a lazy day (if you've some cleaned prawns). I had some cleaned shallots in my fridge so things were very quick. Just had to mix and love all ingredients and put it on flame. Enjoy with hot rice. 

  • Prawns - 250 gms
  • Shallots - 1 cup + (3 for tempering)
  • Chopped ginger - 1 tbsp (chopped)
  • Green chilli - 5
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Kudam puli - 2 pieces 
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

  • Clean the prawns. If they're big one cut each one into 2 to 3 pieces.
  • Slice shallots and green chilli. chop ginger .
  • In an earthenware (or any kadai) put together all the ingredients and mix well with your fingers.
  • Keep on flame and let it cook for 6-10 minutes (Prawns actually take only 2-3 minutes to cook. you can adjust the cooking time according to your taste)
  • Switch off the flame
  • Temper as below

For tempering
  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Add mustard seeds. 
  • When it starts spluttering add sliced shallots and saute until brown. 
  • Pour over the thoran. 


  1. Yummy and tempting thoran,my favorite..

  2. Delicious prawns.. Very inviting!!

  3. One of my favorite thorans :)

  4. Prawn thoran looks absolutely divine.

    Today's recipe:

  5. This might be my curry come tomorrow night's dinner. Prawns thoren looks mighty good, Reshmi.


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