Prawn Malabar Curry

Discover how to make relishing prawn malabar curry which is prepared with curry leaves, spices and coconut cream. Curried Prawns with coconut milk goes very well with rice.


1 kg prawns, shelled and deviened

1 tblsp coconut oil
5 whole green cardamom pods(hari elaichi)
5-6 cloves(laung)
2 large cinnamon sticks
2 large onions, finely chopped
15 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp ginger paste
2 green chilies, finely chopped
2 ripe tomatoes, pureed
A bunch of curry leaves
2 tsp coriander powder (dhania powder)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder(haldi) 1 tsp red chili powder (lal mirch powder) 1 cup coconut milk
2 tblsp coconut cream
Salt to taste

How to make Prawn Malabar Curry:

  • Heat the coconut oil in a wok and add the whole spices like cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
  • Once they start spluttering, add the chopped onions and fry till they become golden in color.
  • Now add the garlic, ginger paste, green chilies and curry leaves and fry some more.
  • You can now put in the tomato puree and mix well.
  • After 2 minutes, add in all the ground spices, salt and saute till you can see oil separating over the mixture.
  • Add the prawns to the mixture and stir for two minutes.
  • You should now put in the coconut milk and boil on low heat for five minutes.
  • Stir in the coconut cream and serve hot the prawn malabar curry with rice.