Malabari Prawn Curry

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Malabari Prawn Curry


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 40 Min


Serves : 6
  • 12-15 nos prawns

  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp red chilli powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1/2 cups for the spice paste: grated coconut

  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds

  • 1 tsp coriander seeds

  • 1 tbsp to sear the prawns: oil

  • 1 tsp for the base: coconut oil

  • 5-6 tsp shallots (madras onions)

  • 4-5 nos thin ginger slices

  • 4 nos garlic cloves, sliced thinly

  • 2 nos red chillies, partly split

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 2 nos green chilies, partly split

  • 3/4 tsp urmeric

  • 1 tsp chilli powder

  • 1 cups coconut milk

  • 1 pinch salt, to taste

  • 7-8 nos curry leaves

  • 1 nos tomato, diced

  • 1/2 tbsp tamarind extract

  • 1 nos small piece jaggery

  • 1/2 cups green peas

  • 1 tsp for garnishing: oil

  • 4-5 nos mustard seeds

  • 4-5 nos curry leaves

  • 1 tbsp coconut

  • 2 nos prawns with tails


  • To Marinate The Prawns: In A Bowl Add The Prawns That Have Been De-Shelled, De-Veined. Now Add The Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Salt And Coconut Oil. Keep Aside For 10 Minutes.
  • For The Spice Paste: In A Pan Dry Roast Coconut, Fenugreek Seeds And Coriander Seeds. Make A Fine Paste Out Of These Dry Roasted Spices. Keep Aside.
  • To Sear The Prawns: Ina A Pan Add 1 Tsp Oil. Sear The Prawns Lightly And Keep Aside. Do Not Throw Off The Juices Released.
  • For The Base: In A Wok Add Coconut Oil. Add The Shallots (Madras Onions), Ginger Slices, Garlic Slices, Red Chillies, Mustard Seeds And Green Chillies. Let It Splutter. Add Turmeric, Chilli Powder, Spice Paste. Loosen It A Bit With 2 Tbsp Coconut Milk. Add The Remaining Coconut Milk, Salt, Curry Leaves. Stir. Add Diced Tomatoes, Tamarind Extract, Jaggery And Green Peas. Simmer For 4-5 Minutes On Low Heat. Add The Seared Prawns. Let Them Simmer For 3-4 Minutes.
  • For Garnishing: In A Pan Add Oil, Mustard Seeds, Curry Leaves And Grated Coconut. Cook The Pranws (With Tails) From Both Sides (2 Minutes Each). Top The Tadka On The Curry.
  • Serve With Boiled Rice.