How to make Pukshan Odai Marina Erra Kutta -

The simplicity of this prawn dish belies its taste .

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (प्रॉन/कोलम्बी/झींगा), Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Main Course Seafood

Pukshan Odai Marina Erra Kutta

Pukshan Odai Marina Erra Kutta Recipe Card


The cuisine of Kerala is very hot and spicy and offers several gastronomic opportunities. The food is generally fresh, aromatic and flavoured. Keralites are mostly fish-and-rice eating people. The land and the food are rich with coconut, though one cannot imagine Kerala food without chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, tamarind and asafoetida. Just a little tamarind can substitute tomatoes, but there is no real substitute for curry leaves. 
The locals put to good use whatever the land offers and the result is a marvellous cuisine that is simple yet palate tickling. 
Kerala has an abundance of jackfruits, pineapples, mangoes, custard apples and an endless variety of bananas. The unusual cuisine of Kerala brings to the fore the culinary expertise of the people of Kerala. Producing some of the tastiest foods on earth, the people of Kerala are gourmets with a difference.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pukshan Odai Marina Erra Kutta Recipe

  • Prawns 500 grams

  • Tomatoes to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Onions cut into roundels 2 small

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Tomatoes chopped 2 medium


Step 1

Wash and devein the prawns. Season them with salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan and gently sauté onions until soft. Add mustard seeds, when they start to splutter add the marinated prawns. Sauté until the prawns are well cooked. Add ginger-garlic paste and tomatoes.

Step 3

Reduce heat and cook for five minutes more. Serve hot.

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