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Prawn Temperado
Prawns and White Pumpkin in a Coconut Gravy
1/2 kg big size prawns
1 medium white pumpkin
1 14 oz. can coconut milk
2 1 inch pieces cinnamon
3 cloves
3 green cardamoms
1 teaspoon kashmiri chilly powder
3 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
Salt to taste


1.Shell & devein prawns - wash well and keep aside.
2. Peel the white pumpkin, remove seeds and cut into 1 inch cubes.
3. Heat oil
4. Lightly fry prawns - remove and keep aside.
5. Fry the cinnamon, cardamom and cloves for about 2 minutes
6. Add the cubed pumpkin, salt and kashmiri chilly powder and stir well.
7. Keep on medium heat for about 15 minutes, till all the water from the pumpkin comes out.
8. Add the coconut milk + one can of water and mix well.
9. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let it cook for about 15 minutes
9. Add the prawns and let it be for another 5-7 minutes.
10. Check the seasoning (salt) and remove.

This dish tastes good with rice and a squeeze of lemon over it.

P.S. : For a little heat, add a couple of slit green chillies when adding the prawns.

Preparation Time: 45 mins Serves: 4
Recipe Origin: India
Submitted by:
Rochelle Gracias Presley
United States
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