Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Prawn mappas

A tasty dish made with prawns.

Wash and de-vein prawns. Grind together to a smooth paste, roasted coriander and chilli powders along with turmeric powder, pepper powder, cloves of garlic, and fenugreek.

Splutter some mustard seeds and in the same oil, sauté finely chopped onions, garlic and pieces of ginger cut lengthwise.  Now add the masala and sauté for some time. Then add salt and water, and when the water starts to boil, add green chillies, curry leaves and the prawns. Mix everything together till the gravy is thick, remove from the flame and eat while still hot.

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