Prawn Coconut Curry/Prawn Curry in Coconut Milk

Prawns or Shrimps in creamy and delicious coconut curry..Goes well with Steamed rice or Appom..Tangy mild spicy delicious Prawn curry some steamed rice and some fried fish at side.
Ahhh bliss๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ ..I love such simple comforting meals specially now that the weather is turning cold.
This curry taste great with rice but goes well with appam/dosa or chapati as well. The ground masala and the coconut milk makes this curry more creamy and yummy .I prefer using fresh extracted coconut milk you can use store brought as well

15 to 20 Prawns shrimps
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup Coconut milk 
1 tsp Tamarind pulp
1 tsp chilli powder

grind to paste
1/2 cup  grated coconut
1 inch ginger
2 green chillies
7 to 8 garlic cloves
1 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds

to temper
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
2 onions chopped fine/sliced


  • Clean the prawns ,de vein it and wash it
  • To the cleaned prawns apply salt turmeric 2 tsp lemon juice  and set aside 
  • Grind together coconut and other ingredients mentioned to a smooth paste
  • Heat a pan add coconut oil/refined oil
  • Once the oil is hot add mustard seeds and curry leaves
  • Add   onions and saute till they turn soft .
  • Add the ground paste and the red chilli powder
  • Add in prawns and saute for few minutes.
  • Add water and salt if needed and bring it to a nice boil
  • Once the curry comes to a nice boil add the taamrind pulp and let it simmer for few minutes.
  • Lastly add the thick coconut milk and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Switch the flame off ,serve the curry with rice or any flat bread 

You can replace the tamarind pulp with kokum
You can also replace the chilli powder with 4 to 5 whole red chillies and 2 green chillies add this while grinding the coconut and cumin.