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Prawns Phanna Upkari (Prawns in chilli-tamarind sauce)

on October 16, 2014

Prawns phanna upkari is a konkani delicacy, I personally didnt like it before marriage as I used to find it spicy 😛 Well I do not eat spicy food 😀

My husband loves this a lot, and I started making this for him, Took sometime to get the perfect taste and consistency like how I wanted, But nevertheless learnt it finally 😀 This is my mommy’s recipe, Well I am not able to match up to her taste, But altleast something close-by, Hope you all enjoy this too,


  • Prawns : 500 gms
  • Red chilli (Roasted) : 7
  • Kashmiri Chilli (Roasted) : 7
  • Tamarind : A small lemon sized ball
  • Coconut oil : 2tbsp (Coconut oil gives it a good flavour, but you can use olive or refined oil too if you like)
  • Onions : 3 big (chopped)
  • Salt to taste


  • Ground the red chillies and tamarind to a fine paste, and set aside
  • Heat oil in a pan, Fry the onions till golden brown.
  • Now add the ground paste and some water to make a thick gravy and adjust the salt as per your taste.
  • Add the prawns and mix well, and simmer for 10 min.
  • Serve hot with boiled rice


Note : This is a very spicy curry.  You can prepare it a night before and let it absorb all the flavors, It tastes awesome the next day !! 



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