26 April 2015


Hi hope you all had a great weekend, cooked this delicious prawn curry for Sunday lunch and everyone in my family loved it.So din't wait to share this tastiest recipe with prawns. Give a try and you cant stop with 1 serving.

Onion - 2
Tomato - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Thin coconut milk - 3/4 cup
Thick coconut milk - 1/3 cup
Tamarind - small lemon sized
Salt - to taste 
Coriander leaves - few
To Marinate:
Prawns - 1/2 kg
Salt - to taste 
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp 
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
To Temper :
Oil - 1 tbs
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few

Clean and de-vine the prawns, add the ingredients under "To Marinate" and keep aside for 1 hour,then take a pan pour in oil and add in the marinated prawns and sauté till its 3/4 Th cooked,take the prawns and keep aside.
In the same pan add in ingredients under "To Temper",then add in onions and sauté till translucent.
Add ginger garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell of ginger and garlic paste leaves off,then add in the masala powder
Saute well and tip in chopped tomatoes give a quick mix till the tomatoes are mushy,then add in thin coconut milk and allow it to boil well.
Pour in the tamarind extract ,allow the mix the boil well or till its slightly thickened,then add in half cooked prawns along with garam masala,allow to boil for 2 mins.
Then add in pepper powder followed by thick coconut milk,after you add in coconut milk allow it to boil for 2 mins and finally add in chopped coriander leaves give a mix and ready to serve.

Yummy delicious Kerala style prawn is ready to serve:)

Marinating the prawns with masala gives a nice flavour, sautéing the prawns initially is optional, you can skip that and add the prawns after you add tamarind extract, and cook the prawns not more than 
5-8 mins.

The original recipe called for kudampuli, i usually don't use that so replaced with tamarind.

Finally drizzle a tsp of coconut oil and allow the curry to rest for a while before serving.

Keep Smiling:)
Revathi Ramkumar.


  1. drooling at the curry... though I cannot have prawns...

    1. Oh it's okie,try making it for your family and sure they will love it


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