Malwani Prawn Curry Recipe - Prawns cooked in a delicious malwani gravy.

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (kolambi/jhinga),

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course_Seafood

Malwani Prawn Curry

Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Malwani Prawn Curry Recipe - How to make Malwani Prawn Curry


Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) shelled and deveined16 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Coconut scraped1 cup

  • Onions chopped4 medium

  • Coriander seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped12 cloves

  • Whole dry red chillies soaked8

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Kokum petals 5-6

  • Coconut milk 1/2 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped2 tablespoons


Step 1

Apply half a teaspoon of salt to prawns.

Step 2

Reserve one tablespoon of coconut and dry roast the remaining coconut and one onion in a thick bottomed kadai over medium heat for two to three minutes, stirring continuously or till coconut turns light brown in colour.

Step 3

Cool the roasted coconut and onion mixture and grind to a paste along with coriander seeds, turmeric powder, half the garlic and soaked red chillies.

Step 4

Marinate prawns in this paste and set aside until required.