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Indian Prawn Curry Soup

4 from 3 votes

This is a recipe of tangy spicy prawn curry with extracts from a small sour fruit kokum .The curry tastes amazing to spice lovers. I called this rasam because of its thin consistency like South Indian prawn soup with a tamarind base .In case kokum is not available you can use tamarind.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Served AsLunch, Soup
Servings 3


  • Prawns 6 to 8
  • Onions 1
  • Ginger 1/2 inch
  • Garlic 4 to 6
  • Green chillies 2 to 4
  • Kokum 2 to 3
  • Tomato 1
  • Malvan Dry curry powder 1 tbsp
  • For seasoning
  • Mustard seeds 1 tbsp
  • curry leaves 4 to 5
  • Red chilies 2 to 3


  • Boil the prawns with salt,2 cups water and turmeric powder for 5 minutes.
  • Separate the stock.
  • Grind onions,ginger,garlic ,green chillies ,kokum pulp(Soak in water)and tomato into a paste.
  • Add a tbsp of oil in wok and add mustard seeds and curry leaves and fenugreek seeds.
  • Add 2 tbsp curry powder and fry. Add seafood stock. Add salt as per taste .When it simmers for 5 minutes ,take off from gas.Let it cool and strain with a strainer into a spicy clear gravy.
  • Add this gravy in the pan again and add prawns and cover cook for 5 to 7 minutes.If you like sugar add 1 tsp of sugar. in a tawa add 1 tbsp of oil or ghee and add mustard seeds ,curry leaves and red chilly.When mustard seeds starts spluttering pou


Malvan Dry curry powder
  1. Kashmiri red chillies  whole (3 to 4)
  2. Star Anise(1)
  3. Cinnamon (1)
  4. cardamom (2)
  5. Black cardamom(1)
  6. Bay leaves (1)
  7. Black pepper(2 tbsp)
  8. cloves(1 tsp)
  9. sesame seeds(1/2 tbsp)
  10. Fenugreek seeds(1 tbsp)
  11. Mace (1 flower) optional
  12. Coriander seeds(1 tbsp)
  13. poppy seeds (1 tbsp)
  14. Coconut dry powder (4 tbsp)
  15. curry leaves (4 to 6)

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