South Indian food is popular for its distinct flavours. When these unique flavours blend with prawns, a perfect seafood delicacy is born – Prawn Coconut Curry! Here we have an easy-peasy recipe that cooks within 30 minutes and requires no exotic ingredients. Just head into your kitchen, and you will find the needed ingredients right there! So, why wait? Take a look at the recipe below.
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- 250 gms prawns peeled and deveined
- ¾ cup grated coconut
- 2 inch ginger
- 5-6 garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp oil
- ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
- ¼ tsp Fenugreek Seeds
- ½ cup onion finely chopped
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- 2 tsp coriander powder
- ½ tsp chilli powder
- 1 small tomato diced
- 1 Kokum
- 1 sprig of curry leaves
- salt as needed
- Grind grated coconut, ginger, garlic with a little bit of water into a smooth, fine paste and set aside. In a deep pan, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. Add onion and sauté for about 2-3 minutes until browned. Then add curry leaves, lower the flame and add turmeric, coriander and chilli powder.
- Fry for a minute and add the tomatoes. Sauté until the tomatoes become slightly mushy and add the curry paste. Continue to fry for another 2 minutes and then pour water as needed to make a thick gravy. Turn the flame to medium-high and boil. Add salt as per taste and simmer for about 2-3 minutes.
- Once the oil separates, add kokum, prawns and some curry leaves. Mix well and bring to a boil, then lower the flame, cover the pan and cook for more 4-5 minutes until prawns become opaque.
- Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with hot rice or roti.
You can also use coconut milk or cream instead of grated coconut.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use tamarind instead of kokum?
Yes. You can use tamarind concentrate or tamarind paste instead of kokum. Soak a small ball of tamarind in the water and then add to the curry.
How can I make the curry spicier?
You can blend 1-2 green chillies along with coconut to make the curry spicier.