Coriander Prawn Curry


Coriander Prawn Curry

Spicy coriander prawn curry made with coconut oil
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people


For the curry :

  • Fresh / cleaned prawn : 1 k gm
  • Fresh thick coconut milk : ½ cup
  • Thin coconut milk : 3 cup(use 1 grated coconut to make the above coconut milk i.e. thin and thick)
  • Lime leaves or slice of lemon peel : 4 nos
  • Fresh coriander leaves : a handful


  • Dry roast all the whole garam masalas together in a pan for a few seconds.
  • Remove from the heat and when still hot add the turmeric and red chilli powder.
  • Enter Step
  • Grind the roasted whole masala along with the rest of the ingredients including the oil, to a fine paste.Curry paste is ready.
  • Grind one stalk of lemon grass in the paste and keep one to add in the curry when adding the thin coconut milk.
  • Put the thick coconut milk in a wok and bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  • Continue cooking over low heat until the coconut cream is reduced by a quarter and the oil begins to separate.
  • Add the curry paste and fry stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or till the oil separates.
  • Enter Step
  • Put in the prawn and cook for 5 - 7 minutes.
  • Enter Step
  • Add the remaining coconut milk, one stalk of lemon grass cut into 3 ” pieces, and lime leaves.
  • Bring to a boil stirring constantly, then lower the heat and simmer uncovered until the prawn is tender.
  • Stir in basil or coriander just before serving.
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