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Kerala Prawn curry

Prawn curry

A simple preparation of prawn curry made in spices and coconut milk, a kerala style of making prawn curry.


  • Kodampuly(Also known as brindleberry(4)/Raw mango (medium size 1/2, cut)
  • Prawns(200 gms)
  • Chilly powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Turmeric powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Coconut Oil/Cooking oil(2 tbsp)
  • Onion( 2, chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste (1 tbsp)
  • Curry leaves (2 stem)
  • Ginger (1 inch, chopped)
  • Green chilly (1, split)
  • Water (1 cup)
  • Salt as per taste
  • coconut milk (1 & 1/2 cups)


  1. Soak Kodampully or tamil tamarind in water and keep it aside.
  2. In another bowl, add prawns, chilly powder, turmeric powder mix well and allow it to marinate for 15 minutes.
  3. In a pan add the coconut oil.
  4. Once oil is heated, add chopped onion and saute till it turns light color.
  5. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the aroma of ginger garlic spreads.
  6. Add curry leaves and saute again.
  7. Add chopped ginger, green chillies, water, mix well and bring it to a boil.
  8. Add marinated prawns and mix well.
  9. Close it with a lid and cook it for about 2 to 3 minutes in slow flame.
  10. Add salt as per taste, Kodampully or tamil tamarind. You can also add raw mango (medium size, cut into half).
  11. After 1 minute, add coconut milk into it and mix well.
  12. Simmer it for 1 minute and switch off the flame.

Creamy Kerala prawn curry is now ready to be served with steamed rice. Enjoy!

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