South Indian Prawn Curry

A very tasteful South Indian Prawn curry in a mouth watering traditional style with the flavor of coconuts. Learn how to make Indian Prawn curry recipe.


1 kg prawns- washed, shelled and deviened

4 tblsp cooking oil
2 big onions finely chopped
2 big tomatoes
3 whole red kashmiri lal mirch
3 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 green chilies, chopped
2 cup coconut paste (made by grinding coconut in water)
Salt to taste
2 tsp dry fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi)
1 tsp red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder (dhania powder)
1 tsp garam masala pwder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder.
1/2 cup tamarind paste (made by dissolving a large ball of tamarind in water and passing through a sieve)
How to make South Indian Prawn Curry:

  • Heat oil in a deep pan and add the ginger garlic paste, and fry for 1 minute.
  • Now add the onions and fry till they are pink in color.
  • First soak the whole red chilies in water for 15 minutes and then grind them into a smooth paste along with the tomatoes.
  • Add this tomato chili paste to the frying onions.
  • Saute for sometime.
  • Now add all the spices and the fenugreek leaves.
  • Mix well and add the coconut paste.
  • Saute till the time oil leaves this mixture and starts floating over and around it.
  • Now add the tamarind paste and mix well.
  • Add water and let it boil.
  • Put in the prawns, cover and boil till a thick gravy is formed and prawns are tender.
  • Garnish the Prawn Curry with cream, chopped coriander and serve hot.