Moms Kitchen - Andhra Recipes

Moms Kitchen - Andhra Recipes

July 19, 2006

Royyala Iguru (Prawns in thick gravy)

Today I share with you a hot and spicy dish made with prawns, royyala iguru. iguru in telugu means thick gravy made with ground masala (prepared with spices/onions). My mother used to cook the same version of prawns adding a cup of whole milk at the end and letting the gravy to turn thick.

Ingredients :

Prawns - 500 gms

Onions - 6 finely chopped

Green chililes - 5 to 6 (slit into two halves)

Curry leaves - 2 sprigs

Coriander leaves - a small bunch (finely chopped)

Turmeric - 1 tsp

Chillie powder - 2 tb sp

Salt to taste

oil - 3 tb sp

water - 2 cups

Poppy seeds (gasagasalu) - 2 tb sp

Cloves (lavangalu) - 6

Cardamom (elaichi) - 3

Small cinanmon stick (dalchini)

Coriander seeds (dhaniyalu) - 2 tb sp

Cashew nuts - 3 tb sp

Ginger - 1" piece

Garlic - 3 pods


1. Grind poppy seeds, cloves, elaichi, cinanmon stick, coriander seeds, cashew nuts, ginger, and garlic to smooth paste.

2. Wash prawns with water and little turmeric powder. Add ground masala paste,2 tb sp of chillie powder, a pinch of turmeric, and salt, leave aside for 15 mts.

3. Heat oil in a kadhai, add chopped onions, a pinch of turmeric, curry leaves, green chillies and fry till onions turn soft.

3. Add prawns and mix well. cover with a lid for 6 mts and let it cook in low flame.

4. Remove the lid, add 2 cups of water, cover and cook in low flame till the prawns turn soft. salt can be added at this point if not sufficient. once the prawns turn soft, cook in high flame till the gravy turns thick.

5. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with rice or chapathis.

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At July 19, 2006 at 11:36 PM , Blogger archana said...

Prawn curry looks so good, i have book marked this. Thank you for the recipe Sowjanya.

At July 20, 2006 at 3:23 PM , Blogger Sumitha said...

Wow I dont have words to describe looks DELICIOUS!have to try this way!

At July 20, 2006 at 8:09 PM , Anonymous Radha said...

Those shrimps sure look good, have to try it next time... and btw, today i tired your carrot kurma it was very good.

At July 20, 2006 at 8:24 PM , Blogger Sowjanya said...

Thanks sumitha. Let me know how it tasted. :-)

Radha: Thats nice to hear my recipe(carrot kurma) tasted good. Thanks.

At July 21, 2006 at 12:29 PM , Blogger Ricky said...

The recipe looks great and so yummy. I will be trying it sometime soon. Thank You!!

At July 23, 2006 at 3:40 AM , Blogger Sumitha said...

Each time I take a look at this pic....I am drooling!

At July 24, 2006 at 6:40 AM , Blogger Puspha said...

Oh so lovely!!! Drooling here........

At July 27, 2006 at 10:25 AM , Anonymous Lera said...

ooh it's so delicious ! sowjanya, your recipe is a knock out!! Thanks for sharing.

At July 28, 2006 at 12:30 PM , Blogger Shankari said...

I dont eat sea food, but I shd maybe substitute chicken. Looks awesome!

At July 30, 2006 at 9:06 PM , Blogger Sowjanya said...

wow nice to see lots of good words. Thanks Ricky, sumitha, pushpa, lera, and shankari. Let me know how it tasted.

At December 17, 2006 at 4:16 PM , Blogger Kalyan said...

hey.. one more successful attempt from myside... prawns curry turned out very well.. n am planing to invite all my frnds this time to taste it... thanks a lot...

At December 20, 2006 at 9:07 PM , Blogger Sowjanya said...

Thanks kalyan. I'm sick and could'nt reply back immediately. sorry for that. c u soon with some more recipes.

At February 16, 2007 at 12:23 AM , Blogger Sanjana said...

Hey Sowjanya

Prawns gravy looks very tempting and I tried it yesterday. Turned out to be a major hit with hubby and in-laws. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe here.
Chk out this different version of Prawn curry with Mango:

At February 25, 2007 at 2:46 PM , Anonymous vikram n said...

one successfull attempt. bein a guy for a first timer, turned out good. thanks for detailin with pics.

At February 27, 2007 at 4:46 AM , Blogger Sowjanya said...

Thanks Sanjana, will definitely try the new version of curry and let you know.

Vikram, thanks for dropping by and trying out my recipe. Would await your comments on other recipes too.

At September 27, 2008 at 10:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


THnx for the curry descript. Will be trying it today..


At September 28, 2008 at 10:37 AM , Blogger Sowjanya said...

Thanks for dropping by sagar. Do let me know how it turned out.


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