Prawn Dum Dum

prawn dum dum


  1.  Prawn -1/2 kg
  2. Onion(chopped) -4
  3. Tomato paste -1/2 cup
  4. Ginger – garlic paste -1 1/2 tbsp
  5. Garam Masala -1 tsp
  6. kasoori methi powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Turmeric powder – 1tsp
  8. Kashmiri chilly Powder-1 tbsp
  9. Coriander powder ? 1/2 tsp
  10. Cashewnut or Almond paste – 2 tbsp
  11. Salt
  12. Coriander Leaves


  1. Wash and devein prawns.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai and fry chopped onions till brown in color.
  3. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes.
  4. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder and tomato paste and saute well.
  5. Add prawns with little quantity of water and boil for 6 mins (don’t overcook prawns as they tend to become tough on overcooking)
  6. Add salt and kasoori methi powder.
  7. Add cashewnut or almond paste dissolved in 1 cup of water to get a thick gravy and add it to the curry and cook for 2-3 mins.
  8. Garnish with Coriander Leaves.


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4 Responses

  1. Asha says:

    Looks delicious, nice name too! 🙂

    Good to see your post Prajusha, hope you are going well.

  2. Cynthia Nelson says:

    How can I not love a dish with a name like that 🙂

  3. mathew says:

    long time since i actually have had a prawns dish…this recipe is quite different from my usual..will try it.

  4. Rahimah says:

    Can u pls post more lakshmi nair recipes especially non vegetarian recipes

    thanks in advance

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