COCONUT CURRY PRAWNS

Updated: Jan 8, 2021

It always reminds me of my childhood days that my mom used to make for us.

I always try to recreate that taste that my mom used to make, but mom's cooking is mom's cooking :). This is a very delicious and easy recipe that I got from my mom.

Usually, I make this with whole Prawns that have a shell and head on them but of-course deveined. This coconut prawn curry is really yummy.

Prep time:30 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Serving: 2 -3


Ingredients :

500gram deveined cleaned Jumbo Prawns with shell and head on

Whole spices (1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds, 5 Cardamom, 5 Cloves, 2 small piece Cinnamon stick, 2 Bay leaves, 2 red chilies

3 tablespoon oil

1 cups finely chopped Onion

2 teaspoon garlic pest

2 teaspoon ginger pest

1/2 cup chopped tomato

1 and 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

1 and 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon chili powder ( According to your taste)

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 cup grated coconut

1 teaspoon garam masala

1 and 1/2 teaspoon salt or as much needed

1 tablespoon chopped Cilantro


Method :


Put 1/2 a teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder to the prawns and keep it aside.

Heat a medium-size pan with oil on medium-high heat.

Add whole spices to the oil.

Add chopped onion and fry until golden brown.

Add garlic pest, ginger pest, cumin powder, coriander powder, chili powder, sugar, and salt, and cook for a minute.

Add chopped tomatoes and cook for 5 mins until it's soft.

Then add the prawns to the pan and cook with the spices for few mins until the prawns turn slightly red on both sides.

Add the grated coconut.

Mix everything well and cook for 2 mins.

Add 1/2 cup of water to incorporate everything together.

Cook until sauce is dry and prawns are cooked.

Sprinkle the chopped cilantro over it.


Serve warm the coconut prawn curry with steamed rice.


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