Cabbage Prawns

Prawns cooked with cabbage and a coconut masala This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Cabbage Prawns

Main Ingredients Medium cabbage, Medium prawns
Cuisine South Indian
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Cabbage Prawns

  • 1 Medium cabbage
  • 12-16 Medium prawns shelled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • 8-10 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Medium onions finely chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 3 Dried red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander seeds
  • 10-12 Black peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup + to garnish Fresh coconut scraped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sambhar powder
  • 2 teaspoons Tamarind pulp
  • to garnish Fresh coriander leaves chopped


  1. Heat oil in a non-stick wok. Crush garlic cloves and add and saute for 1 minute. Add onions and saute.
  2. Roughly chop cabbage.
  3. Take prawns in a bowl, add salt and turmeric powder and mix well.
  4. When onions begin to change colour, add cabbage and a little salt, toss well and cook.
  5. Put red chillies, coriander seeds, black peppercorns and coconut in a mixer jar, add a little water and grind into a fine paste.
  6. When cabbage softens, add prawns and mix well. Add red chilli powder and sambhar powder, mix well and cook.
  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.
  8. Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with a little coconut and coriander leaves and serve hot.