Spicy Prawn Curry recipe


Spicy Prawn Curry RecipeSpicy Prawn Curry Recipe

The traditional Bengali, Goan and the Kerala prawn curry recipes involve use of coconut with ginger and/or garlic. This prawn curry recipe is a variation without these ingredients yet very delicious and flavorful. It goes very well with plain rice, jeera rice and ghee rice.

Prawn Curry Recipe Ingredients:

  • Prawns (Shrimp) – 1 lb or 1/2 kg (cleaned and deveined)
  • Onion (Medium sized) – 2 nos
  • Coriander leaves – 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves – 20 nos
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Home made Sambar powder – 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Dhania or Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water – 1 cup

Prawn Curry Recipe Cooking Method:

  1. Heat oil in a kadai or pan. Add mustard seeds.
  2. When it starts to crackle, add onion and curry leaves.
  3. Fry the onion till it is translucent then put the prawns or shrimp and let it cook for 10 minutes on low heat.
  4. Then add coriander leaves and stir the mixture for 2 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile take a separate bowl with 1 cup water. Add sambar powder, dhania or coriander  powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder and mix well.
  6. Then pour this water and spice mixture in to the pan containing the prawns and add salt.
  7. Cook the shrimp for a few minutes until you get the gravy consistency and you are done.

Serve hot with Jeera rice, Ghee rice or plain rice.


  • Neil Kevin said:  

    I like prawn very much.. This seems very delicious dish. Thanks for the recipe. I will tell my wife to make this dish for me.


  • Swathi said:  

    bharathi i tried your prawn curry recipe it was delicious. my husband liked it a lot.So keep posting delicious recipe so we can enjoy it.

  • kavitha said:  

    In fact we cook prawn with coconut milk.But when i came across your website i saw your prawn curry .it was different so i tried ur recipe it was tasty and spicy .

  • arpita said:  

    ill try this one....mouthwatering..........

  • Nathan Daniel said:  

    Looks great! That spicy prawn curry recipe is delicious and I'm very excited to try it. In Bangladesh for the first time I tasted this recipe. Thanks

  • wallie3 said:  

    what is sambar or what can you use in place of it???
    please assist

  • Shahzaib Khan said:  

    I have eaten prawn karhai before but not this kind of curry. I will definitely try this recipe. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes. I love all Pakistani Recipes and indian recipes and mostly the appetizers by zarnak sidhwa recipes

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