Tuesday, December 31, 2013


  This is a famous ORISSA dish(a state in India)They generally add Potatos in mutton ,fish ,prawns..I learnt this recipe from my Husband.First i was surprised how it will be but, later I  tried. It came out very well.So i keep  adding potatos to the curry when i want  it in a different way.


1.Prawns 2 lbs (nearly 1 kg)
2.potato  small size 2 to 3 count
3.one big onion
4.Tomatos 2 small or 1 big size
5.Jeera and daniya powder each 1/2 tspn.(jeera-cumin,Daniya -coriander seeds)

Prawns marination: Mix 1 spn of chilli powder, turmeric powder,salt in prawns and keep  aside for atleast half an hr.
For masala powder: I  dry roast cinnamon,lavang,(clove) cardomom each 3 count for few mins then  i make into fine powder.
For masala paste: I grind onion, small ginger, few garlic pods into paste.


1.Take a small pan  add 1 spn of oil,stir fry prawns  just for 5 to 10 mins to get rid of the raw prawns smell.
2.Take another wide pan for the curry put some oil in it add dry masala powder  fry little bit then add cut onion and green chilli until onion  changes the color.
3.Now we can add cut tomato pieces and close the lid until tomato is completely mashed and cooked well.
4.When the oil oozes out from the masala its time to add wet masala paste to this.
5.Fry this well for few mins around 5 to 10 mins. We can now add turmeric,daniya powder, jeera powder. Then add potatos to the masala paste.
6.Close the lid and cook for few mins,now we  add prawns  to the potato masala .
7.cook few more mins and add water to the pan. Cover the lid,cook well until potatos and prawns cooks well.