Prawns Curry in Coconut Milk

One more recipe from mom and me is this classy Prawns Curry in Coconut Milk!

We have tried a lot of prawn recipes with different variations. So we decided to make something light yet tasty. Hence we came out with this mouthwatering Prawns Curry in Coconut Milk. To be honest it was so yum that I could have just drank it like a stew Or soup. This  tastes great with pav, bread and steamed rice. Just accompany with fried prawns Or any fried fish. I bet you will be on seventh heaven.

Prawns2 Curry in Coconut Milk

I am glad and very delighted to share this recipe with all my readers. This dish is quite simple to make. This entire week was prawns week for us. As practically every day we have eaten prawns. Prawns fry, Prawns fried rice, Prawns curry, Prawns pulao lol. Guess next week we will take a break on eating prawns.

Prawns Curry in Coconut Milk

Prawns is such kind of coastal food the more you eat the more you want. Plus when prawns is clubbed with coconut milk its divine and creates a different impact to the dish. The Indian spices, subtle flavors, coconut milk just gives the perfect taste to this curry.

Prawns Curry in Coconut Milk

I have used thick and thin coconut milk. Now let me explain you there are two kinds of coconut milk Thick coconut milk and Thin coconut milk. Next question would be how would you differentiate between them. Let me answer you first grate fresh coconut. Take the fresh grated coconut grind into a processor with little water. Take a mesh strainer and extract the milk Or squeeze with your hand and strain the coconut on strainer. This is your thick coconut milk.

Prawns Curry in Coconut Milk

Now take the leftover coconut pulp and grind into the processor with /2 cup water. Again squeeze on the strainer and extract the milk. This would be your. If you don’t have fresh grated coconut available just use the ready coconut milk Or cream available in stores. However the fresh coconut milk gives a great fresh flavor to the curry.

Total Time: 20 mins (5 mins preparation+ rest for cooking)

Serves: 4 people

Ingredients:

  1. 150 gms fresh prawns
  2. 2 tbsp coconut oil
  3. 1/2 fresh grated coconut Or 2 cups milk
  4. 1 chopped tomato
  5. 7 to 8 small red onion Or sambar onion
  6. 2 inch ginger julienne
  7. 3 to 4 green chilies slit in between
  8. 20 curry leaves
  9. 1 t/s fenugreek seeds
  10. 1 tbsp turmeric
  11. 1 t/s asofoetida (hing)
  12. 1 t/s black pepper powder
  13. 1 tbsp coriander seed powder (dhaniya)
  14. 1 tbsp fennel seed powder (saunf)
  15. 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  16. 2 to 3 red kashmiri chilies
  17. salt as per taste

Method:

Firstly grind the fresh grated coconut  and extract thick and thin coconut milk as described above.

Clean prawns and keep aside. Chop onion, ginger, tomatoes, chilies and keep aside.

Take a vessel add oil. Keep heat on low mode. Once oil is hot saute mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, kashmiri chilies for a minute.

Now add small onion, green chilies and asofoetida. Saute for a minute.

Add ginger juliennes and saute for another minute.

It’s time to add all spices (turmeric, coriander seed powder, fennel seed powder, cumin seed powder and black pepper powder). Stir all nicely.

Now leave some space for prawns. Add prawns in empty space and saute for 3 to 4 mins. Once they are slightly brown.

Mix prawns into the masala. Add chopped tomatoes

Cover with a lid for 2 mins.

Pour the thin coconut milk first. Stir all nicely. Allow to cook until it starts bubbling.

Finally add thick coconut milk along with salt for seasoning.

Let this cook for another 2 to 3 mins more on medium heat.

Your Prawns Curry in Coconut Milk is ready. Serve hot with pav Or steamed rice. Don’t forget to garnish with coriander leaves.

Notes:

  • Vegetarians could replace prawns with paneer, potatoes, aubergines.
  • You could add onion paste for a different flavor.
  • Same curry can be made with other fish Or chicken.
  • If fresh coconut isn’t available use the ready coconut milk from store.

The printable version and detailed recipe below:

Prawns Curry in Coconut Milk
 
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Maria@flavorsofmumbai.com:
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5
Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 150 gms fresh prawns
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ fresh grated coconut Or 2 cups milk
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 7 to 8 small red onion Or sambar onion
  • 2 inch ginger julienne
  • 3 to 4 green chilies slit in between
  • 20 curry leaves
  • 1 t/s fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 t/s asofoetida (hing)
  • 1 t/s black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander seed powder (dhaniya)
  • 1 tbsp fennel seed powder (saunf)
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 to 3 red kashmiri chilies
  • salt as per taste
Instructions
  1. Firstly grind the fresh grated coconut and extract thick and thin coconut milk as described above.
  2. Clean prawns and keep aside. Chop onion, ginger, tomatoes, chilies and keep aside.
  3. Take a vessel add oil. Keep heat on low mode. Once oil is hot saute mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, kashmiri chilies for a minute.
  4. Now add small onion, green chilies and asofoetida. Saute for a minute.
  5. Add ginger juliennes and saute for another minute.
  6. It's time to add all spices (turmeric, coriander seed powder, fennel seed powder, cumin seed powder and black pepper powder). Stir all nicely.
  7. Now leave some space for prawns. Add prawns in empty space and saute for 3 to 4 mins. Once they are slightly brown.
  8. Mix prawns into the masala. Add chopped tomatoes
  9. Cover with a lid for 2 mins.
  10. Pour the thin coconut milk first. Stir all nicely. Allow to cook until it starts bubbling.
  11. Finally add thick coconut milk along with salt for seasoning.
  12. Let this cook for another 2 to 3 mins more on medium heat.
  13. Your Prawns Curry in Coconut Milk is ready. Serve hot with pav Or steamed rice. Don't forget to garnish with coriander leaves.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 people


Comments

  1. Angela says

    Hi want to make this but need to know how many this recipe would serve as I want to make it for 20 people.

  2. nirsha says

    Thank you for this lovely recipe, I made it today and it turned out really well. I used canned coconut milk but it was fine.
    I intend to try more of your recipes. I love the way you post pictures of different stages. Its even better than videos!

  3. Marina says

    Amazing recipe. Yesterday i made prawns first time in my life. It was delicious. My indian family liked it. Thanks a lot :)
    I made it with powder coconut milk, made cup of thick and cup of thin milk of it. Can imagine how tasty it would be with home made coconut milk

    • maria says

      Thanks Marina first I thought your my cousin as her name is also Marina :) nice to know your family liked the dish :) :) yeah fresh coconut milk gives greater flavor but even powdered coconut is good… thanks for trying the recipe!

    • maria says

      Thanks Aarthi I will surely check your blog and thanks for your lovely views ! also congrats on your 200th post :)

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