Prawn Curry - Spicy Prawn Shrimp Masala

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Jan. 17, 2019

This delicious Prawn curry has a smooth and luscious gravy that is great with some rice for a hearty lunch.


Prawns/Shrimps 500 Gram
Chopped onion 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Shredded fresh coconut 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Chopped ginger 3 Tablespoon
Chopped garlic 3 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 Tablespoon
Coriander seeds 2 Tablespoon
Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
Water 10 Tablespoon (or as much needed)
Green chilli 1 , slitted
Kokum 5 (petals)
Tamarind pulp 1 Tablespoon (soaked in 1/2 cup warm water)
Chopped coriander 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (for garnish)



1. Clean and deseed the dry chilies and add to a food processor onion, coconut, ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander & turmeric, and process.

2. Add as much water as you need to make a nice smooth paste

3. Shell and devein your prawn.

4. In a pot, heat up some oil and add the shells followed by some water – this is optional to draw some nice stock out of the shells.

5. Discard the shells and add all the ground paste and allow to heat.

6. Add the green chilli and salt to taste.

7. Add the kokum petals and tamarind.

8. Add the prawn or shrimp and cook for a few minutes.


9. Garnish with coriander and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 6