Sep 12, 2015

South Indian Coconut Prawn Curry Recipe

Prawn is hubby's favorite. Since many of my viewers have told me that i dont have much prawn recipes in my blog. I have started cooking with them and posting here.This is a simple prawn curry. It is a coconut based curry and taste fantastic with rice..

Still i have a prawn 65 recipe waiting for you. I am planning to make some international prawns recipes like garlic prawns and prawn pasta..So stay tuned..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 5 to 6


Prawns - 500 grams cleaned
Salt - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Brinjal - 1 large chopped
Tomatoes - 1  large chopped
Tamarind Pulp - 2 to 3 tblspn
Salt to taste

For Roasting & Grinding:
Fresh Coconut - 1 cup grated
Coriander Seeds - 3 tblspn
Dry Red Chillies - 5 to 6
Onion - 1 medium size chopped
Curry leaves a handful
Turmeric Powder / Manjal podi - 1/2 tsp

Oil - 1 tblspn


Take prawns in a bowl, add little salt and turmeric powder. Mix well and leave to marinate for 10 mins.

Heat 1 tblspn oil in a pan, add in coriander, chillies, curry leaves and onion. Saute till golden. Add in coconut and saute till golden. Now add in turmeric and mix well. Cool this down, take it in a blender and puree till smooth.

Take tomatoes and brinjal in a earthernware pot, Add in water and salt. Bring it to a boil and cook till veggies are half cooked.

Now add in coconut masala, tamarind and mix well. Cook for 5 to 8 mins.

Now add in prawns and simmer for 5 to 8 mins.

Now the curry is done.

Take cleaned prawns in a bowl

add in salt

little turmeric

mix well and set aside

Take your ingredients for roasting and grinding

in a pan, add curry leaves, coriander, chillies and onions

add a tblspn of oil

fry for few mins till golden

add in coconut

mix well

fry till it gets little darker

add in turmeric

mix it down

take it in a blender

puree till smooth
chop some brinjal and can use drumstick too

add it to a earthernware pot

cover with water

season with little salt

bring it to a boil and cook till veggies are half cooked

add in coconut masala

mix well

add in tamarind juice


mix well

cook till veggies are done

add in prawns

simmer for few mins

keep simmering

now the curry is done
prawns are cooked



  1. I am going to cook this curry

  2. It was an awesome curry ...#simple procedure#great taste#loved it.


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