Have you ever paired prawns with bottle gourd? If not, try immediately the next time when you get hold of both these items. It's a must to do dish if u really are a sea food lover. The bottle gourd absorbs the flavor of prawn and tastes delicious with a hint of sweetness. But we need tender bottle gourd for the dish to be spectacular hence always choose the smaller one. My mom informed me that she used to make this dish before her marriage and said dropped making after her marriage to my father. But I never had this combo until one of my good friend told me when I's in Dallas. Trust me gals, it tastes osm with almost everything like Rasam, Curd, Sambar, Idli, Dosa and even roti's. Let's get into the recipe..
Yummy and sumptuous Prawn Thokku :
Prawn -- 1 pound
Bottle gourd/sorakkai -- 1 1/2 cup
Medium sized onion -- 2 no., finely chopped
Medium sized tomato -- 1 no., chopped
Ginger garlic paste -- 1 tbsp.
Freshly ground garam masala powder
(or whole spices ground into powder) -- a pinch
Turmeric powder -- 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder -- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder -- 2 tsp
Cumin powder -- 1/4 tsp
Freshly ground pepper powder -- 1/2 tsp
Salt -- acc to taste
Curry leaves -- 1 sprig
Green Chilly --1 no.
Oil -- 2 tbsp
* for additional taste add half a tsp. of tamarind paste while the vegetable is cooking.