Ingredients for Prawn Curry :

– Prawns, medium sized (cleaned and deveined) – 500 gms gross- 250-300 gms net

– Onions, fine chopped- 2 small

– Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp

– Tomatoes, fine chopped- 2 small

– Green chillies, slit & cut- 2

– Salt- 3/4 tsp or to taste

– Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

– Red Chilli powder- 2 tsp or less as per taste

– Coriander powder- 1/4 tsp

– Cumin powder- 1/2 tsp

– Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp (Link to our Garam Masala Recipe:

– Coconut milk- 1 cup (of a quarter coconut or readymade)

– Coriander leaves, chopped- 1 tbsp

– Oil- 2 tbsp


– Shell, devein and wash the prawns. Let the water drain from the prawns.

– Chop the onions and the tomatoes, slit and cut the green chillies.

– Take out coconut milk from a quarter of a coconut or use fresh coconut milk available in stores.


– Heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadai and add the chopped onions.

– Fry on medium to low heat till translucent( around 8-10 mins) and then add the green chillies.

– Add the ginger garlic paste. Mix and fry for around 2 mins till raw smell is gone.

– Add the chopped tomatoes, mix and add the salt. Cook for around 5 mins till tomatoes are soft.

– Add all the powders other than garam masala powder.

– Mix and add 1/2 cup of water. Bhuno on medium for around 2-3 mins till the masalas are cooked.

– Now add the prawns and mix well. Fry for around 5 mins on medium heat.

– Add the coconut milk, let it come to a boil, lower the heat to low and cover & cook for around 10 mins.

– Now add the garam masala powder, mix & sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.

– Serve hot with roti or rice.