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Prawn Green Curry / Shrimp Green Curry

  Shrimp/Prawns 1 Pound
  Salt To Taste
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic – ginger paste 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice/Lime juice 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped spinach 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Grated coconut/Frozen grated coconut 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Tamarind paste 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chopped coriander 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped mint 1 Tablespoon
  Ginger 1 Inch
  Chopped cashew nuts 1 Tablespoon
  Green chilies 5 (Or To Taste)
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Minced garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Cumin powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Peel, devein and clean the shrimp. Marinate by adding salt, turmeric, red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste and lemon juice. Mix well and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Put spinach, coconut, chopped coriander, mint, ginger, cashew nuts and tamarind paste to a blender and blend to a smooth paste by adding about 1/4 cup of warm water. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and minced garlic. Saute for few seconds. Add chopped onions and saute until soft. Add 1/4 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds.
Add marinated prawns and salt and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add ground paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and 1/4 cup of water. Mix well and bring it to a boil. Cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes.
Serve hot along with steamed rice or any Indian flatbreads.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
This is one of the recipes from my recipe collection which I had noted down after watching a cookery show long time back.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 274 Calories from Fat 119

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g20.9%

Saturated Fat 3.2 g15.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 172.4 mg57.5%

Sodium 337.6 mg14.1%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.3%

Dietary Fiber 3.1 g12.5%

Sugars 3.7 g

Protein 26 g51.6%

Vitamin A 31.3% Vitamin C 73%

Calcium 12.3% Iron 25.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


ifoodiee's picture
This seems like a very different prawn recipe Snigdha .. The coconut paste id the most essential part i think, On the whole a great Prawn Green Curry wonder you saved the recipe :-)..have you tried it yourself?...i am just wondering if you know how to make the prawns or shrimps come out less hard and more tender..mine always ends up being reallt hard:-(..especially if i am boiling it in a gravy or such...
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Shrimp tends to harden if overcooked. Do not cook it for more than 5-10 minutes.
aparna.priya's picture
hey sarita, this prawn green curry/shrimp green curry recipe seems to be very different. i wonder if it's a south indian recipe (coz you have used coconut). will surely try it and let you know how it turned out to be....
healthyeating's picture
prawns are my all time favorites! coconut in the curry seems to add up the aroma of the dish...i always steam up the prawns and then prepare its always end up being tender and tasty...:))
tanya3286's picture
very intriguing recipe..... there are so many ingredients in this?? wont the garam masala rob the unique flavors of the mixed ingredients...its usually very overpowering..
Jeeva's picture
Thanks for the recipe...I am from from Konkan area in Maharashtra and my mom makes this type fo recipe with coconut...thanks for sharing it with us.
Prawn Green Curry / Shrimp Green Curry Recipe