Prawn thokku shrimp thokku eral thokku
Prawn thokku | Shrimp thokku | Eral Thokku
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
This prawn thokku or eral thokku is my hubby’s favorite. It can be had with rice as side dish or with any kind of tiffin items like idli or dosa or chappathi. This prawn thokku can be kept for 3 days also.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: tamil nadu
Keyword: eral thokkuu, prawn thokku, shrimp thokku
Servings: 4
Calories: 400 kcal
Author: Akila
  • Prawns – 1/2 kg deveined
  • Tomato – 3 chopped finely
  • Onion – 2 medium sized – copped finely
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Urud dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1.5 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies – 2 chopped finely
  • Cloves – 3 or 4
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
  • Cardamom – 1
  • Star anise – 1
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Coriander leaves – 3 tbsp chopped finely
  1. Devein the prawns and Soak the prawns with the ingredients under marination for 30 min at least.
  2. In a vessel or kadai, add the oil and when it us hot, add the mustard seeds, and Urud dal, fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamom, star amuse and curry leaves. Fry for a min. Then add the onion and green chillies.
  3. When onions are soft, add the ginger garlic paste. Fry till it’s raw smell goes off. Add the tomato now and sauté it well.
  4. Add the chilli powder, turmeric and coriander powder. Mix well.
  5. Cook the tomato and onion so well that the oil oozes out. Now add the prawns.
  6. Mix the prawns well, donut is coated wth the masala. Do not add any water. The prawns by itself leaves out water and gets cooked by that water itself. Add the garam masala now and mix it.
  7. Let the oil oozes out again. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it.
  8. Serve the thokku with rice or roti or naan.
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