Spicy Prawn Curry

Prawn is a favorite dish of my daughter and I need to find new ways to cook it for them.  Prawn curry is my all time favorite which is not only easy to make but taste delicious. Hope you enjoy it with your family too… Happy Cooking 🙂  – Kamakshi

Prep Time : 20 Mins                                   Cook time : 20 mins
Serves : 4


  • 500 gms Jumbo Prawns, cleaned and shells removed

For marinating the prawns:

  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 2 Green Chilies finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped green Coriander/ Cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp Tumeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar / Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Salt
For Curry :
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • 4-5 Cloves stick
  • 3 Green Cardamom
  • 1/2 Cup Onion Paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 Medium size , Tomatoes finely Chopped
  • 3-4 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 4 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • Salt as per taste
  • In a mixing bowl, add the prawns and all the ingredients listed for the marination and keep it aside for 15 – 20 mins.


  • For the gravy, heat the oil in the pan and add the cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Stir fry for a few second and then add the onion paste for 5 mins till they turn golden brown. Next add the dry red chilies and ginger and garlic paste paste and fry for another minute.

  • Lower the heat, and add the chopped tomatoes and tomato paste and add in all the dry spices (except the garam masala) listed above for the curry. Mix all the spices well and cook for the few minutes till tomatoes become soft and the oil separates from the masala.

  • Next add in the marinated prawns to the pan and mix well and stir fry for 2 mins.

  • Next add 1/2 cup water and the coconut milk.

  • Let the curry simmer for 5-6 mins till the shrimps are cooked. Sprinkle garam masala on top and Serve hot . Enjoy your meal 🙂 ….. Delicious prawn curry ready to serve.