How to make Cabbage Prawns -

Prawns cooked with cabbage and a coconut masala

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Medium cabbage, Medium prawns (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स)

Cuisine : South Indian

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Cabbage Prawns

Cabbage Prawns Recipe Card


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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Cabbage Prawns Recipe

  • Medium cabbage 1

  • Medium prawns shelled and deveined 12-16

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Garlic 8-10 cloves

  • Medium onions finely chopped 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 3

  • Coriander seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 10-12

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1/4 cup + to garnish

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Sambhar powder 1 teaspoon

  • Tamarind pulp 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped to garnish


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick wok. Crush garlic cloves and add and saute for 1 minute. Add onions and saute.

Step 2

Roughly chop cabbage.

Step 3

Take prawns in a bowl, add salt and turmeric powder and mix well.

Step 4

When onions begin to change colour, add cabbage and a little salt, toss well and cook.

Step 5

Put red chillies, coriander seeds, black peppercorns and coconut in a mixer jar, add a little water and grind into a fine paste.

Step 6

When cabbage softens, add prawns and mix well. Add red chilli powder and sambhar powder, mix well and cook.

Step 7

Add the ground paste, tamarind pulp and ¼ cup water and mix well. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 8

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with a little coconut and coriander leaves and serve hot.

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