Coconut Prawns Curry | How to make Coconut Prawns Curry

By Bhavna Kalra  |  25th Jul 2015  |  
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About Coconut Prawns Curry Recipe

A delicious marriage of Coconut and Prawns, this Prawns curry is to die for.

Coconut Prawns Curry

Ingredients to make Coconut Prawns Curry

  • 500 gms Prawns (You can use chopped boneless chicken breasts if you do not like Sea food)
  • 1 cup freshly desiccated coconut (I used frozen coconut)
  • 2 -3 Green chilies (you can reduce or increase the quantity depending on how hot you like it)
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes
  • 1 medium sized onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp red chilli Powder
  • 2 Tsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 4 Black peppers
  • 4 garlic Cloves
  • salt to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 5 – 6 curry leaves

How to make Coconut Prawns Curry

  1. Clean and devein the prawns. After washing them drain the water and pat them dry. Now add some Salt and ½ tsp Turmeric to the prawns and keep them to marinate while you get the gravy ready.
  2. Heat 1 tsp oil in a Pan and add the Cumin seeds, Pepper, Garlic and Green chillies, once they start to Splutter add the Coconut and sauté on a medium flame for 7 – 8 minutes. You have to be careful as Coconut has a tendency to stick to the pan and burn quickly. Now add the Tomatoes and sauté for another 7 – 8 minutes.
  3. Turn the heat off and add this mixture in a grinder, adding the remaining Turmeric powder, Coriander powder and Red Chilli powder. Top it up with ½ cup water and grind to a fine paste, you must ensure the paste is finely done, or the gravy would be too thick.
  4. In the same pan add the remaining oil and the curry leaves. Once they splutter add the finely chopped Onions and saute till translucent. Now add the Coconut mixture and let it cook till the oil starts to separate.
  5. Add 1 cup water and once it boils add the Prawns and some Salt to taste (Remember we have added some Salt earlier while marinating the prawns too, so be careful). Cook for 7 – 8 minutes till the prawns are done.
  6. Turn the heat off and sprinkle some Lemon juice before serving the prawns with hot Rice.

My Tip:

The key here is to ensure you do not overcook the Prawns, there has to be a bite to them, only then will you taste the full extent of the curry. Obviously if you are using Chicken instead of the Prawns the cooking time will increase. Do add the Lemon juice sparingly, I usually taste the gravy a little to adjust according to my liking. As you do not want the tanginess of the Lemon to overpower everything else. Happy Cooking.

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Sammita Mohanty3 years ago

I received a lot of accolades for presenting this dish.

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