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Prawn Kerutuk Recipe

Prawn Kerutuk Recipe

Prawn Kerutuk Recipe

Kerutuk is a Kelantan dish. The important ingredient in this dish is the Toasted Grated Coconut. Serve with Nasi Dagang and some Pickled Vegetables.

Ingredients :

    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) oil
    • 400 g (14 oz) fresh prawns, heads removed
    • 2 cups (500 ml) thick coconut milk
    • 150 g (11/2 cups) Toasted Grated Coconut
    • 2 teaspoons tamarind pulp
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 tablespoon sugar

Spice Paste :

    • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
    • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
    • 1 teaspoon fennel powder
    • 2 cloves
    • 1 cardamom pod
    • 4 dried red chillies, de-seeded, cut into short lengths, soaked to soften
    • 6 shallots
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 1-cm (1/2-in) ginger, sliced
    • 1-cm (1/2-in) galangal root, sliced
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

Method :

    1. Make the Spice Paste by grinding all the ingredients into a fine paste in a mortar or blender.
    2. Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Fry the Spice Paste for 3 minutes or until fragrant. Add the prawns and stir to mix well. Stir in the coconut milk, then the Toasted Grated Coconut, tamarind pulp, salt and sugar. Cook over medium heat for another 10 minutes or until the prawns are done.

Serves 4–6
Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 15 mins

See also Malaysia Cooking “Ikan Bakar (Grilled Fish) Recipe”