Simple Prawn Curry with Coconut Milk without Oil

Simple Prawn Curry with Coconut Milk

Simple Prawn Curry with Coconut Milk without Oil

Simple Prawn Curry with Coconut Milk without Oil is a simple, flavorful and tasty curry dish prepared from prawns, coconut milk and spice powders. What makes the dish special and unique is the total absence of oil that makes the dish very apt for those observing diet. The dish pairs well with hot rice and even rotis. Kerala Cuisine is specially noted for dishes prepared with locally available ingredients. You will discover that coconut trees are grown in plenty in Kerala. The lip smacking flavor of coconut milk makes the dish an absolute winner. Basic ingredients have been employed in the preparation. Kokum imparts a tangy flavor to the prawn curry dish. This is one of the simplest of curry dishes with a delicious taste and wonderful aroma. . Prawns are rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for body. You can explore a well detailed Simple Prawn Curry with Coconut Milk without Oil recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Heat about 4 cups of water in a wok/kadai.
  • Add the chilly powder, coriander powder, pepper powder, ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder.
  • Let this sauce boil until it is reduced to half the quantity.
  • (Note : soak the kokum in warm for about 15 mins and make a paste. If you do not have kokum you can substitute it with Tamarind(Puli) pulp taken out of 1 big lemon sized ball of tamarind) Add the kokum/tamarind pulp to the sauce and let it boil until the kokum paste is well cooked and the raw smell disappears.
  • Add the prawns and salt to taste.
  • When the prawns curl up and is done, add the coconut milk and simmer for about 5 mins and then switch off the stove.
  • :- Serve with plain rice and papad.
  • :- This is a healthy dish since there is no oil used.


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Response (3)
  1. N
    Nandita September 10, 2008

    too bad..tastes like an ayurvedic medicine…pls give this to dish cholestrol patients..

  2. s
    suma January 12, 2008

    Authentic Goan curry.excellent job sujee.keep it up. a must try for everyone

  3. s
    shazi March 17, 2010

    Came out excellent. I guess nandita doesnt know to follow instructions or does not like trying different cuisines. This is an authentic goan recipe and is a must try for everyone.

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