Wednesday 5 June 2013

Shrimp & Drumsticks Gravy/Eral Murungakkai Kuzhambu

This shrimp gravy has a wonderful tangy taste with the flavors of drumsticks and eral combined together with light touch of coconut which is totally stunning and awesome. Rather than consuming the gravy immediately after cooking, it should be made to sit for at least two hours. The juice of the shrimp and drumsticks infuse really well by that time and it is lip smacking.  Meanwhile do check out other interesting Prawn Recipe here and other Non-VegetarianBiryanis/Pulavs/Gravies/Varuvals/Appetizers here.

Here’s Eral murungakkai kuzhambu with step by step photos…

15 to 20 nos
2 (cut to 2 inch pieces)
1 finely chopped
2 finely chopped
Green chillies
2 slit length wise
8 – 10 cloves
Red chilli powder
1 ½  tsp
Coriander powder
3 tsp
Turmeric powder
½ tsp
Small lime sized ball
Grated coconut
4 tbsp
As needed
1 tbsp finely chopped

For Tempering
Gingelly oil
2 tbsp
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Methi seeds/Vendhayam
½ tsp
Curry leaves
Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes                       Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes                              Recipe Category: Nonveg Gravy,Lunch
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Clean, wash and devein the shrimp. Wash it with ¼ tsp of turmeric powder. Extract the tamarind juice with about 1 cup of water and keep it aside. Grind the coconut to fine paste and keep it aside.

Heat the oil in a kadai splutter the mustard seeds, then add cumin seeds, methi seeds and curry leaves and sauté for 15 to 20 sec.

Add the onions, green chillies, garlic and sauté until golden brown.

Add the tomatoes and sauté until mushy, add the drumsticks and sauté for about 2 min. 

Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and give a good stir, sprinkle some water. Cover and cook the drumsticks for about 5 min.

Now add the shrimp and mix well, let the shrimp cook in the masala for about 5 min. The masala will thicken and release oil.

At this point of time add the tamarind extract and let it simmer for 5 to 7 min. Add the ground coconut paste and boil for about 2 min. The oil starts to float on the gravy, this indicates the gravy is ready.

Switch off the stove, finally garnish it with cilantro and serve it with white rice.

Yummy and delectable eral murungakkai kuzhambu is ready to be enjoyed.

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  1. Mouth watering kuzhambu

  2. Hello Priya...
    Thanks for visiting my space and joining it too :)
    Glad to follow you back !!!

  3. wow too yummy combo priya.. tempting..

  4. Drum sticks!!! Ah, my fav among the rest. Its a perfect thick gravy with the succulent prawns drenched inside.

  5. Love this combo very much..Mouthwatering here.

  6. Great combo..we too use shrimp with drumsticks...looks yummy.

  7. Truly delicious...Such tempting clicks :)

  8. Shrimp with drumsticks, a new combo to me. Yummy and fingerlicking good curry.

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  9. you have a good collections of traditional recipes in your blog priya!! way to go!!

  10. priya i never knew this is a combination...wonderful idea and gravy is simply tempting

  11. Looks soo good.. Yummy and unique combo Priya :-)

  12. nice curry priya, i'm hardly getting shrimps here in delhi :( , whenever i'm in goa, i do try the goan shrimp curry coconut wali, yuimmmy !

  13. Love this flavorful combo..

  14. wowhh yummy...i love the flavour

  15. Hi priya...
    I tried ur prawn kulambu,chettinad egg curry&eral thokku....cameout pretty wel...can u post d crab recipes?since u r belonging 2 nagapattinam,u may b knowing abt d muslim marriage mutton biryani.....can u post it in future....

    1. Hi Sudha,
      Thanks a lot Sudha for trying the recipes and letting me know. I will surely post the recipes as soon as possible. Thanks a lot for your encouragement and comments, pls keep coming back.


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