Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Flavors of India

Gourd with Prawn


  • Prawn: -                                                                                250gm.
  • Gourd (small size):-                                                            1 piece
  • Potato(medium size) (cut into small pieces):-                2 piece 
  • Ginger paste: -                                                                    1tablespoon
  • Tomato(slice in four pieces):-                                           1 piece
  • Green chillies:-                                                                    2 pieces
  • Red Chili Powder (if you want):-                                      1/2teaspoon
  • Cumin Powder:-                                                                  1/2teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder:-                                                            1teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder:-                                                             1/2teaspoon
  • Bay leaves:-                                                                         2 pieces
  • Cumin seeds:_                                                                     ½ teaspoon
  • Mustard / Refined Oil:-                                                    1Cup(150gm)
  • Sugar:-                                                                                 1teaspoon
  • Salt:-                                                                                     to tast


  1. Finely chopped the g0urd, wash and take aside.
  2. Wash the prawns and marinate with salt and turmeric powder before cooking.
  3. Full heat the oil in a pan & fry the prawns for 1min. and set aside.
  4. In the same oil, add the bay leaves and cumin seeds, fry for 30-40 seconds.
  5. Now, pour in the potato, salt, turmeric powder and fry for 3-4min till it should take up a bit of brownish.
  6. Now, add the chopped Gourd and mix well.
  7. Add ¼ cup water, ginger pest, tomatos, all the powders of ingredients, and sugar in it & cook for 2-3 min.
  8. Again add ¼ cup water and fried prawns and mix well.
  9. Cover and let it cook for 10 minutes on low flame.
  10. Take it off the flame when the potato well cooked.
  11. Serve hot with Rice or Indian plain Roti.

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