Drumstick – Dry Prawns Theeyal (Muringakka – Unakka Konj Theeyal)

Ingredients for Drumstick – Dry Prawns Theeyal (Muringakka – Unakka Konj Theeyal):

1. Coconut oil – As needed

2. Shallots chopped – ½ cup

    Drumstick – 10-15, cut into pieces

    Curry leaves – A little

3. Coconut scrapped – 1 cup

4. Dry prawns cleaned – ½ cup

5. Turmeric powder – ¼ small spoon

    Chilli powder – 2 small spoons

    Coriander powder – 1 small spoon

6. Tamarind – Gooseberry sized, soaked for half hour and squeezed

7. Salt – As needed

How to prepare Drumstick – Dry Prawns Theeyal (Muringakka – Unakka Konj Theeyal)?

1. Heat oil in a vessel and sauté ingredients no: 2.

2. When shallots are sauted well, put off the flame and close it.

3. Heat a little oil in a pan and fry coconut.

4. When water content is fully gone, add dry prawns and mix well.

5. When coconut is fried well, add ingredients no: 5 and put off the flame.

6. Allow it to cool completely, and then grind to a smooth paste.

7. Add coconut-prawn paste to drumstick.

8. Also add salt and tamarind water.

9. Cook the contents till gravy thickens.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine March 19 – April 1, 2022

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