Prawns Curry

if you like spicy, you gonna love it

Recipe by lovy alvin of berkhamsted, GB

Ingredients non vegetarian 2 servings

    • ½ kg prawns (its tasty to use small pink prawns)
    • ½ tsp mustard seeds
    • ½ a cup shallots
    • 3 green chillies
    • 1 stem curry leaves
    • 1 piece ginger
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1½tsp corriander powder
    • 1 tsp red chilli powder
    • 1 large piece tarmarind
    • salt to taste
    • 2 tbsp oil
    • water as required


    1. Clean and de-vein the prawns and keep aside.
    2. Heat a thick base pan, add oil and splutter the mustard seeds.
    3. Add the sliced shallots, saute for 1 minute .
    4. Add sliced green chillies, chopped ginger, curry leaves and saute till the shallots begins to turn brown.
    5. Now add turmeric saute for a minute, then add corriander powder and again saute for another minute.
    6. Reduce the flame and add red chilli powder. take care not to burn the chilli, it spoils the taste.
    7. Now add a cup of water followed by tarmarind and salt to taste.
    8. Allow to boil.
    9. Now you can add the prawns ,stir gently and place the lid and allow to cook in low flame.
    10. Stir ocassionly... when the gravy get thick, remove the curry from the flame.

    Please note:- -This curry tastes delicious when prepared in mud vessel. -If you can get tarmarind that is used in south indian fish curries ...this recipes get really tasty. -if the prawns is processed and refrigerated....after cleaning, fry them in oil seperately (without adding spices) and remove excess oil and you can add them into the curry.



    shenila - you are so wrong! - baljeet - you are right! shallots are small red onions.


    Shallots are not red onions. They are also known as spring onions. They are small bulb like onions attached to long green stem.

    baljeet sidhu

    baljeet sidhu

    shallots are small red onions ...they come in 2 diff vararity light red thet r frm china ,,the dark red rounded are best for such curries


    hai ! what is shallots?i want to try this prawns curry recipes pls.

    baljeet sidhu

    baljeet sidhu

    This sounds easy ,...only will it thickened without any milk ?Just wondering ...