How to Make South Indian Prawn Pappas

<Ingredients
1. ½ kg. Prawns
2. 1 cup water
3. Salt to taste
4. 1 dsp coriander powder
5. ½ tsp chilli powder
6. ¼ tsp turmeric powder
7. ¼ tsp pepper powder
8. 4 button onions
9. ¼ cup refined Vegetable oil
10. 1 tsp mustard seeds
11. 1/8 tsp fenugreek seeds
12. 1 cup onion, sliced
13. 1 tsp ginger, julienned
14. 12 garlic cloves
15. 3 green chillies, half slit
16. A few curry leaves
17. 4 pieces cocum, washed and soaked in water
18. 2 cups thin coconut milk
19. ½ cup thick coconut milk

Method
1. Wash the prawns well. Shell and devein. Parboil the prawns in salt and water till dry and keep aside.
2. Grind ingredients 4 to 8 and keep aside
3. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds.
4. Add ingredients 11 to 16 and fry till the onions turn golden in colour.
5. Add the masala paste and fry over low heat till an aroma rises.
6. Add cocum and fry again.
7. Add thin coconut milk and bring to a simmering point.
8. Ladle in the cooked prawns. Add salt to taste. Cook over low heat till the gravy thickens.
9. Add thick coconut milk. Cook for a few minutes and remove from heat. Serve hot.

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