Prawn Masala Curry

4.30 from 3 votes

Prawn masala curry is a South Indian style coconut based prawn curry. Prawn masala curry is easy and quick to prepare with basic ingredients from your kitchen. It is a delicious and rich curry recipe. Perfect with piping hot steamed rice or can even have with chapati, roti, dosa etc.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Served AsDinner, Lunch
CuisineSouth Indian
Servings 3


  • Prawns 300 grams
  • Cinnamon 1 small stick
  • Cardamon 2
  • cloves 2
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Onion 1 large chopped finely
  • Green chilly 3 chopped
  • Tomato 1 large chopped finely
  • Chilly powder 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Coconut ¼ cup finely grated
  • Lemon juice 1 tsp
  • Salt
  • Oil 3 tbsps
  • Water as required
  • Few chopped coriander leaves


  • Heat the oil in a pan. Add the whole spices and let it crackle.
  • Add the onions, green chillies, ginger garlic paste, half of curry leaves and saute for 2 mins.
  • Add the powdered masalas except the garam masala powder. Mix well and saute for a min.
  • Add the prawns, cover the pan and cook in low flame till the water evaporates completely which will take around 5 mins or little more.
  • Add water as required, garam masala powder, grated coconut, remaining curry leaves, mix well.
  • Cook on high flame for around 10 mins stirring occasionally.
  • Adjust the gravy consistency as per your requirement, add lemon juice and take off the flame.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve.

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Akum Raj Jamir
Akum Raj Jamir

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