Malabar Prawns

A recipe from the coastal regions of Kerala. The gravy has a vibrant yellow colour and coastal flavours from the prawns, coconut and the curry leaves. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Malabar Prawns

Main Ingredients Tiger prawns, Salt
Cuisine Kerala
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Malabar Prawns

  • 16 Tiger prawns shelled and deveined
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 2 White onions sliced
  • 1 inch Ginger cut into strips
  • 2-3 Green chillies seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 1 inch Fresh turmeric cut into strips
  • 16-20 Curry leaves
  • to garnish Fresh coconut scraped
  • to garnish Fresh coriander sprig


  1. Take prawns in a bowl, add salt, lemon juice and chilli powder, mix well and set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add onions, mix and sauté till translucent. Add ginger, green chillies and fresh turmeric, mix and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add curry leaves and mix well. Add prawns, mix well and cook for 5-7 minutes or till the prawns are done.
  4. Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coconut and a coriander sprig and serve hot.