Prawns Thokku / Shrimps Thokku – Start Cooking!

Prawns Thokku / Shrimps Thokku – Start Cooking!

Eral Thokko:

Other than cooking shrimps in curry form, my mother never thought about combining it with new ingredients. Shortly after I started cooking, I kept experimented with various spices and combination. To my surprise, the result was good the each time. My first idea was never to repeat the same old recipe or method. However, when something turned out spectacular, will definitely be making them again. Later, traveling also improved my culinary perception a little. And cooking became an addiction these days. Well, it is one of the earliest form of celebrating life. The variety cooking seem to have taken the food blogging world by storm of new posts appearing every day. If you haven’t cooked anything differently, maybe its perfect time to visit your kitchen…check out this recipe, done with extra effort and flavor.


Fresh shrimps 2 cups – de gut, shelled, retain the tail fin
Garlic 1 large head…pealed and grated
Onion 1 large finely chopped
Tomato 1 large crushed
Turmeric 1 pinch
Lemon juice few teaspoons
Chili powder 2 teaspoons
Curry leaves few
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Sesame oil 1 table spoon.


Marinate the shrimps with salt, lemon juice, turmeric and chili powder. Maybe couple of hours should be good.

Heat oil in a wide wok. Add mustard and cumin seeds. Wait till they pop and sputter.

Further add garlic and onions. Fry real good till fragrant. Now, add the tomatoes too…fry till oil separates. Stir-in shrimps at this point. Wait till it turns opaque. Then cover and cook in low-medium heat briefly.

Once the shrimps are half the way done, remove the lid and stir-fry over high heat till reddish brown and crisp. When the oil shows up on the sides and top…remove from heat.

Serve warm to go with your steamed rice.


10 Responses so far.

  1. sangee vijay says:

    i never tasted prawns…but unga recipe n picture paarkave supera erukku :) with same recipe i can do chicken right??? bcoz v won’t eat prawns..

  2. Malar Gandhi says:

    Yes this recipe works well for chicken too, I have done them before, it was fabulous. Feel free to experiment. Enjoy cooking.

  3. divya says:

    lovely recipe…wanna taste now..

  4. Priya says:

    Slurp,fingerlicking prawn thokku…makes me drool..

  5. Swathi says:

    Prawn thokku looks awesome delicious.

  6. Rich, spicy and mouth watering thokku… Would love it with anything…

  7. Plateful says:

    I’m glad your extra efforts paid off- the prawns look simply delicious!

  8. Biny Anoop says:

    wow prawns okra,beetroot all the dishes look superb…malar u r so quick… many dishes at a go and dat too yummy ones… greatdear…i sometimes wonder how do u do it.

  9. SSSSss appaa vaay uuruthupaa

  10. with plain dal i like this prawn

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