Prawn Mango Curry | Chemmeen Manga Curry


Prawn Mango Curry is a traditional styled dish and is well known as one of the classic dishes in Kerala Cuisine. The dish is quite popular in many parts of the world, especially in India and Southeast Asia. The dish is unique and special with a perfect lip smacking blend of creamy sweetness and spicy flavors. This is a versatile dish that can be prepared with different spices and ingredients. It varies region wise and is prepared as per the cook’s preference. Raw mangoes impart a light tangy flavor to the curry dish while coconut milk imparts a creamy sweet texture to the dish. Chemmeen Manga Curry is prepared with fresh prawns which are cooked in a spicy flavorful sauce made with coconut milk and diced raw mango. It is mangoes that balance the heat from the spices. Mangoes are in plenty during summer season and you will find the dish very popular during the time. Mangoes provide a soothing comfort to your body and it relieves you from heat.

The type of prawns for Prawns Mango Curry depend on the availability and specific likings. Chemmeen Manga Curry is best served with steamed rice or naan which helps to soak up the tasty flavorful sauce. You can also garnish the dish with fresh coriander leaves which adds a fresh herbal touch to the dish. This is one of the easiest prawn dishes that can be easily customized to suit your specific tastes. You can try out the dish at home and do not forget to send me feedback. Prawn Mango Curry is sure to satisfy your cravings for something exotic and flavorful. Prawns are very nutritious, rich in protein and other vital nutrients. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.


Prawn and Mango Curry Kerala

Prawn Mango Curry | Chemmeen Manga Curry

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing the delicious dish, heat oil in a large pan. Add the mustard seeds. As soon as they begin to sputter, add the onions, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Cook over medium heat until the onions are light brown.
  • Add the chilly powder, coriander powder and turmeric. Mix well and saute for another two minutes.
  • Add the prawns and the mangoes, stir in 1 cup water and bring the mixture to boil. Lower the heat and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Lower the heat under the pan, add the coconut milk and simmer for another 5 minutes, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens and the prawns are well cooked. Add salt to taste and serve hot.
  • The tasty curry dish is ready.


You van explore this dish Fried Prawn Curry You can also visit Kerala Style Simple Chemmeen Fry
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