Prawns in Coconut Curry

This appetizing sea food delicacy that is good to go with rice or roti This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Prawns in Coconut Curry

Main Ingredients Prawns (kolambi/jhinga), Coconut milk
Cuisine South Indian
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 21-25 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Prawns in Coconut Curry

  • 250 grams Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) , peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 8 - 10 Curry leaves
  • 1/2 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic , chopped
  • 1 medium Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Crushed black peppercorns
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh coriander leaves , chopped
  • for garnish Fresh coriander sprig


  1. Heat coconut oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add
    curry leaves, ginger and garlic, mix and saute for 1 minute. Add onion, mix and sauté till translucent.
  2. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and crushed peppercorns, mix and saute for
    1-2 minutes.
  3. Add prawns, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add salt, mix and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add coconut milk, mix and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add coriander leaves and mix well.
  5. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot garnished with a coriander sprig.