Kerala Tasty Prawn Curry


Kerala Tasty Prawn Curry

Prawn curry in a naadan way
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 5 people


  • 2 lb Raw prawns
  • 2 cups Coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp Desicated coconut
  • 1 tbsp Ground rice
  • 2 tbsp Ghee & oil mix
  • 2 nos Onions finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Fresh ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp Curry powder
  • 1 tsp Chilly powder
  • Salt As reqd
  • 8-9 nos Curry leaves
  • 1/4 cup Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Fresh coriander leaves


  • Peel prawns and remove the veins.
  • Dry roast the desicated coconut in heavy based pan until golden. Keep this aside.
  • Do the same with the rice powder.
  • When cooked, blend (using a blender) both of them with half a cup of the coconut milk and make into a paste.
  • Heat the ghee in a pan and stir fry the curry leaves followed by the onions, garlic and ginger paste and fry until all ingredients mix well together.
  • Add the curry powder, chilli powder and fry for a further 2 to 3 minutes on low heat.
  • Add salt, coconut and rice paste and simmer for around 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add the prawns and cook for a further 15 minutes until the prawns are cooked.
  • Remove from flame and add lemon juice and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
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Response (6)
  1. v
    vani January 5, 2004

    Why should we keep 2 cup of coconut milk????

  2. J
    Jaanu April 30, 2005

    I belive garlic n onion does nt go well with coconut milk or any a recipe(its different when coconut is bhuna with them..tats another story). Also Curry leaves n mustard seeds r must..ginger adds to the mix n salt n honey/sugar to taste…tats all u need

  3. J
    Jacob May 2, 2004

    Hi Rosy, I think ur recipe is being incomplete without the usage of coconut milk..So, Pls edit the method of preparation, abt the addition of coconut milk into the curry..Thanx!!!

  4. A
    Anne Jacob May 3, 2004

    Hi Guys…Here is a suggestion for the coconut milk ….You can cook the prawns with 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk and ground masala (desciated coconut & Rice). Otherwise add about 1 1/2 cups of hot water and cook the prawns. Once they are almost cooked add coconut milk and curry leaves and cook for sometime until the gravy is thickened..

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