Prawns Curry South Indian Style
Recipe type: Main, Seafood
RecipeCuisine: Indian, South Indian
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Serves: 6
Prawns Curry South Indian Style has loads of coconut and Indian spices which gives an awesome taste to this curry.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 30 Medium Sized Prawns
  • 25 Pepper corn
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • ½ Fresh Coconut Grated
  • 10 to 12 Garlic cloves
  • 5 Kashmiri Red Chilies
  • 2 Onion (1 onion for paste the other onion for tadka)
  • 1 Tomato
  • Few Coriander leaves
  • 25 to 30 Curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Salt as per taste
How to make the recipe?
  1. Wash the prawns and remove the spine of prawns with the help of knife. Sprinkle some salt on the cleaned prawns and keep them aside.
  2. Take a pan and roast pepper corn, coriander seeds, kashmiri chilies,cumin seeds on low flame for 3 to 4 mins.
  3. Combine the roasted spice along with one chopped onion, garlic cloves, fresh grated coconut. Grind them into a processor until thick paste is formed. Don't add water.
  4. Chop tomatoes, onion and coriander leaves.
  5. Take a big wok or vessel add oil. Keep the gas flame on medium mode. Once oil is hot add mustard seeds.
  6. Once they crackling add chopped onion, 10 to 12 curry leaves. Saute them for about 3 to 4 mins on low flame until onion color changes to soft brown.
  7. Now add prawns to it. Let this cook for 2 mins.
  8. Add ginger-garlic paste along with our thick coconut masala. Stir all of them for a minute. It's time to add tomatoes with few coriander leaves.
  9. Add little water if required. Ideally this curry is thick and not thin. So make it as per the consistency required. For seasoning add salt to it. Sprinkle the rest of curry leaves in the curry now. Cook the curry for about 10 mins Or until prawns cook.
  10. Your Prawns Curry South Indian Style is ready. Serve hot with steamed rice or pav. Garnish the curry with few coriander and curry leaves.
1. Adding curry leaves later in the curry gives a great flavor to this curry.
2. You could make similar curry with meat, chicken or any other fish.
3. Always remove the black thread from the spine of prawns. Otherwise it will give you digestion problems.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 to 7 people
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at