Saturday, April 26, 2014

Prawn thokku | Shrimp thokku | Eral Thokku | Prawn recipes | Sunday Special Recipes | South Indian Prawn Recipe

If you are my regular reader, you definitely know I am a great fan of prawns. This prawn thokku or eral thokku is my hubby's favorite. It can be had with rice as side dish or with any kind of tiffin items like idli or dosa or chappathi. This prawn thokku can be kept for 3 days also. But in our family it will be over within 1 day as everyone loves it. Now we see how to prepare this prawn thokku. 

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How to make Prawn Thokku

Preparation time: 15 min | Cook Time: 25 min 
Total Time: 40 min | Serves: 5
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian


Prawns - 1/2 kg (deveined)
Tomato - 3 chopped finely
Onion - 2 (medium sized - copped finely)

Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp

Urud dal - 1/2 tsp

Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1.5 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - 2 chopped finely
Cloves - 3 or 4
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch
Cardamom - 1
Star anise - 1
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - 3 tbsp chopped finely


1. Devein the prawns and Soak the prawns with the ingredients under marination for 30 min at least. 

2. In a vessel or kadai, add the oil and when it us hot, add the mustard seeds, and Urud dal, fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamom, star amuse and curry leaves. Fry for a min. Then add the onion and green chillies. 

3. When onions are soft, add the ginger garlic paste. Fry till it's raw smell goes off.  Add the tomato now and sauté it well. 

4. Add the chilli powder, turmeric and coriander powder. Mix well. 

5. Cook the tomato and onion so well that the oil oozes out. Now add the prawns. 

6. Mix the prawns well, donut is coated wth the masala. Do not add any water. The prawns by itself leaves out water and gets cooked by that water itself.  Add the garam masala now and mix it.  

7. Let the oil oozes out again. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it. 

8. Serve the thokku with rice or roti or naan. 

Yummy and tempting prawn thokku is ready

6 lovely comments:


Love prawns very much and i will sure make one thanks for sharing


Loooooooooooove the clicks... seafood is my favorite and hubby eats only prawns in seafood.. so am definitely making this... BTW thanks for stopping by my blog. Am following you :)

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks

soo soo sooo tempting !!!


Looks great, perfectly made..

Rafeeda AR

this looks awesome... my hubby will really love this...

Shama Nagarajan

awesome preparation dear

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