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prawn curry recipe

prawn curry recipe, prawn masala

A south indian style prawns curry recipe made using onions, tomatoes and coconut.
4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Curries
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 2
Calories 284 kcal


Sauteing prawns:

  • 250 gms prawns - clean and devein the prawns well
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt - to taste
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder

Cooking the prawn masala curry:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 slit green chillies
  • 2 medium size onions finely sliced
  • salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 to matoes finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon roasted coriander seeds powder
  • 2 teaspoon coconut powder dessicated coconut or fresh coconut
  • 1 cup water
  • 6-7 curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves


Sauteing the prawns:

  • In a wok, add oil and heat it.
  • Add prawns, add salt and turmeric powder, mix well.
  • Saute the prawns until the water gets absorbed and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and rest the prawns aside for later use.

Cooking the prawns:

  • In a separate wok, add oil and heat it.
  • Add green chillies, add sliced onions and cook the onions until they turn soft.
  • Add salt as per taste, ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell of ginger garlic paste disappears.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, mix well.
  • Add red chilli powder, roasted coriander seeds powder, mix well and cook the masala until oil leaves the sides.
  • Add coconut powder, mix well and cook the gravy for few minutes.
  • Add the sauteed prawns into the masala gravy, mix carefully and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup water and stir well.
  • Add curry leaves, coriander leaves, mix well and cook the gravy on low flame for few minutes until oil appears at the sides.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Serve the prawn curry masala with steamed rice.


  • In this recipe I have added coconut in powdered form but if you have coconut milk then go ahead and add it instead of coconut powder.
  • Cleaning of prawns properly is a very important step mainly deveining the prawns bu can be avoided if one does no know how to do it.
  • Do not overcook the prawns as they tend to get harder if cooked for longer time.


Nutrition Facts
prawn curry recipe, prawn masala
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Sodium 23mg1%
Potassium 304mg9%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 29mg3%
Vitamin C 77mg93%
Vitamin A 1138IU23%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.