Bottlegourd – 1 medium size
Prawns (big), peeled and deveined – 20 nos
Tamarind – gooseberry sized
Salt to taste
Roast and grind
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds – a pinch
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Pearl onions, sliced – 1/4 cup
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Coconut oil- 2 tbsp
Soak tamarind in half cup of water and keep aside.
Cook prawns with turmeric powder, salt and water.
Wash and remove outer layer of the bottlegourd. Cut into 1 inch pieces. Cook them with little water,
salt and turmeric powder.
In a kadai, dry roast grated coconut and fry till golden brown. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Stir in low flame and immediately switch off the stove. Leave this to cool, Now transfer this to a blender. Add little water while grinding and grind them to a fine paste.
In a pan, heat coconut oil. Splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves and small onions. Saute well. When the onion turns light brown in colour, add ground paste and stir. Add cooked bottle gourd, prawns tamarind water, salt and required amounts of water , Cover with a lid and cook. When the gravy thickens, switch off the flame.
16 thoughts on “Churakka chemmeen theeyal / Bottlegourd Prawns Theeyal / Bottlegourd and Prawns in Roasted Coconut Gravy/ Lauki Prawns Curry”
never tried prawns with bottle gourd…looks good
Inviting color… Wat an unique combo..sounds too delicious..
New to me, lovely combination 🙂
Love the combo of bottle guard and prawns.. Lovely share
We love this combo.at home..curry looks so delicious
Have never heard of this combination… very interesting…
Didnt try this combo….i love the theeyal with prawns!!
adipoli combination,looks yumm
Bottle gourd and prawns makes an awesome combo! Looks yum!
Yummy! Love this comfort food. 🙂 Perfect for this cooler weather too.
Slightly tangy and creamy curry laden with yummy prawns and freshness of bottle gourd. Looks mouthwatering good dear. 😋
A lovely combo of flavours! The curry looks delicious.
We too prepare this but a dry one… will try yours too… looks yum
Wow…!!! What a recipe dear…!!! sarikkum kothiyavunnu….love the combo.. Perfect pair with matta rice…!!