Delicious and Simple Prawn Curry Recipe!

As part of the lockdown series, I am trying more and more recipes at home and although this dish has been one of my favourites since long, I never made it at home. But then today, I thought why not, try this amazingly simple dish that my son also loves a lot. So here is my version of simple home-cooked prawn curry recipe.

This recipe is good enough for 2 people and you can multiply the ingredients accordingly. So let’s get started

Prawns (Cleaned, De-Shelled and De-Veined18 Pcs
Coconut Milk1 Tetra Pack (200 ml)
Turmeric Powder1/2 Tea Spoon
Coriander Powder1/2 Tea Spoon
Black Pepper Powder1/2 Tea Spoon
Red Chilli Powder1/2 Tea Spoon
Dried Red Chillies2
Turmeric Pulp3 Table Spoons
Medium Sized Onion (Chopped)1
Medium Sized Tomato (Chopped)1
Ginger Garlic Paste1 Table Spoon
Coconut Oil2 Table Spoons
Curry Leaves6-7

You can also watch the recipe video here.


  • Heat oil in a pan and add ginger garlic paste to it. Once it flutters, add onions and saute them till the onions become softer and also add the curry leaves. Do not brown the onions.
  • Once the onions turn translucent and soft, add chopped tomato and saute till they turn soft and mushy.
  • Make a paste in a blender using 3/4th content of the packet of coconut milk, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, 2 dried chillies and tamarind pulp. Add this paste to the pan and bring it to a boil. Add water to adjust the consistency of your gravy.
  • Once the gravy starts boiling, add prawns and cook them for 5-6 minutes. Do not overcook the prawns or they will turn stretchy.
  • Add a dash of fresh coconut milk remaining from the packet, stir once more.
  • Now pour the prawn curry in a bowl and serve hot with steamed rice, poee or chapati and enjoy!

Do let me know how did you like the recipe and what more recipes you would want me to make.

In the meanwhile, you can also check this Malai Prawn recipe shared by a dear friend and executive chef of Marriott Resort & Spa, Chef Dibyendu Roy.

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17 thoughts on “Delicious and Simple Prawn Curry Recipe!

  1. I’m going to have to try making this. I love that I can make it for just my husband and I or multiply it out to include the kids. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is a new and delicious dish I would love to try making for the family. We love prawns! I will see if I can get some at the wet market tomorrow. Hopefully I can find have some nice, large, plump prawns! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. This looks SO delicious! I have never made any kind of Curry myself but I LOVE it! I will have to try this out and see how it turns out.

  4. Yum, this prawn curry looks delicious! We’re not great on spice, so I’ll keep it mild.

  5. Cannot believe how delicious that looks – very excited and will be making it at home soon!

  6. I have to admit I’ve never made curry from scratch, I always order from a restaurant or get a set from our local Asian grocer! But… I think you’ve inspired me to give it a try! Definitely have to hit the grocery store first though!!

  7. This looks INCREDIBLE! I absolutely love the taste of curry, so I’m 110% on board with any new recipes to incorporate it into our meals. I’m also a huge seafood fan, so this is the perfect combination. Thank you for sharing!

  8. A curry dish is what I always order when it’s available on the menu. I really would love to try this. Yummy!

  9. Not a big curry fan, but I think the combination with the prawn would be something that would make me want to give it a try! Especially during quarantine times where I Feel like my meals are on repeat.

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