How to make Prawns in Coconut Sauce Thai Style -

Prawns cooked in a typical Thai style coconut sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Thick coconut milk (गाढ़ा कोकोनट मिल्क/ नारियल का दूध)

Cuisine : Thai

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Prawns in Coconut Sauce Thai Style

Prawns in Coconut Sauce Thai Style Recipe Card


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.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Prawns in Coconut Sauce Thai Style Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined with tails intact 300 grams

  • Thick coconut milk 1 cup

  • Fresh red chillies chopped 2

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Galangal chopped 1 cup

  • Lemon grass stalk chopped 1

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Basil leaves shredded 8

  • Fish sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Spring onion greens chopped for garnishing


Step 1

Grind together red chillies, onion, galangal and lemon grass to a fine paste.

Step 2

Heat a non-stick wok, add the paste and cook, stirring continuously. Sprinkle a little water and cook further for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder and ½ cup water. Stir to mix and bring the mixture to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes.

Step 4

Stir in coconut milk. Add prawns and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes. Add basil leaves, fish sauce and lemon juice, mix well and simmer for a minute. Adjust salt and mix well.

Step 5

Serve hot garnished with spring onion greens.

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