600 gm. Medium prawns peeled & deveined
100 gm. Onion finely chopped
6 cloves Garlic finely chopped
20 gm. Curry leaves chopped
07 gm. Pandan leaves
02 pcs. Cinnamon (01 inch)
04 pcs Cloves & cardamom (each)
40 gm. Fried drumstick Leaves
20 gm. Roasted or fried kanamadhu
75 gm. Fresh tomato ground
25 gm. Tomato paste
07 gm. Turmeric powder
10 gm. Chili powder - 1 tbsp
10 gm. Maldivian fish curry powder
100 gm Raw kanamadhu, soaked & ground to a paste
400 ml Thick coconut milk
25 ml Coconut oil
Salt, pepper & lime to taste (SPL)
Season the prawns with all spice powders, salt, pepper and allow to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
Sauté the onions, garlic, curry leaves, pandan leaves along with whole spices in a hot pan with coconut oil.
Add the ground tomato, tomato paste and cook for around 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the pre-seasoned prawns and allow to cook until they are half done.
Add in the Kanamadhu paste mix with the coconut milk and allow to cook stirring frequently on a medium fire.
Lower the heat when it starts to boil and let it simmer for up to 2 minutes or until the prawns are done.
Remove from the fire and add salt, pepper and lime, according to your taste.
Sprinkle fried drumstick leaves and roasted Kanamadhu on top before serving.