Baby Prawns & Drumstick Leaves Thoran

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Baby Prawns & Drumstick Leaves Thoran


  • Coconut Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu – 1 tsp
  • Onion – 1 medium size chopped finely
  • Curry leaves a small handful
  • Drumstick Leaves / Murungai Keerai – 2 cups
  • Baby Prawns / Kooni – 300 grams
  • Salt to taste

For Masala:
Fresh Coconut – 1 cup Grated
Dry Red Chilli – 4
Garlic – 2 pods
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp


  • Start by washing the baby prawns really well, there will be lots of sand on them. Squeeze all the water and set aside.
  • Grind the ingredients given for the masala to a coarse mix, don’t add water.
  • Heat oil in an earthernware ‘kadai.’ When they are hot, add in mustard and urad dal and let them pop.
  • Add in onions, curry leaves and saute for a couple of mins. Add salt and saute again for a couple of mins.
  • Now add in the drumstick leaves and saute for a couple of mins. They will wilt immediately.
  • Once they are wilted, add in the baby prawns and mix well.
  • Saute this for 5 mins or so on a very high heat.
  • Now add in the ground masala and toss well for another 2 to 3 mins on high heat.
  • Serve this with rice

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