Dry Prawns Tomato Chutney, also known as Dried Prawn Chutney or Dry Prawns Tomato Thokku Chutney, is a popular South Indian dish made from dried prawns, tomatoes, and a variety of spices. It is a tangy and flavorful chutney that is typically served as a side dish with rice or idli, dosa. To make this recipe, you will need:
- 1/2 cup dry prawns
- 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp urad dal
- 1 tsp chana dal
- 1 tsp curry leaves
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp tamarind paste
- Salt to taste
- Oil for frying
- In a pan, heat oil and add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves and fry until it turns golden brown.
- Add the onion, garlic, and fry until the onion turns translucent.
- Add the tomatoes and fry until it turns mushy.
- Add the dry prawns, red chili powder, tamarind paste and salt.
- Fry for 2-3 minutes or until the masala is well combined and the prawns are cooked through.
- Allow the mixture to cool and then grind it to a fine paste.
- Serve the chutney as a side dish with rice or idli, dosa.
This recipe is a great way to incorporate more dried prawns into your diet and it’s also a perfect option for those who are looking for a different type of chutney. You can also adjust the spiciness of the chutney according to your taste preference. Dried prawns are a rich source of protein, healthy fats and fibers, and also high in minerals like Iron, zinc, and iodine.