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Prawns In Coconut Milk Recipe.

Updated on August 15, 2016

Prawn in coconut milk

Prawn in coconut milk with bun and cucumber
Prawn in coconut milk with bun and cucumber

Prawns in Coconut milk:

Sea food is though not something we guys from New Delhi are used to but this is very popular in western coastal regions of India especially in state of Maharashtra. Being coastal area Prawn and coconut are in abundant supply there. One of very tasty and healthy dish from coastal regions of India. In this dish peeling of tiger prawns is very important. Tiger prawns shouldn’t be over cooked. For people not living in India, i can understand that you may not get everything fresh so dried or canned ingredients can be used too. Also am putting links where you can get some Indian spices if you find it difficult to get in local stores.


Serves 4:

1. Tiger Prawns : 1 pound cooked and peeled.

2. Olive Oil / sunflower oil : 4 tsp

3. Mustard seeds : 1 tsp

4. Onion: 1 finely chopped.

5. Fenugreek seeds : ½ Tsp

6. Ginger puree : 2Tsp

7. Garlic Puree : 2 Tsp

8. Green Chillies: 2 finely chopped.

9. Grounded coriander : 1 tsp

10. Red chilli powder : ½ Tsp

11. Turmeric Powder : ½ Tsp

12. Salt : 1 Tsp

13. 250ml/ 9 fl oz of coconut milk ( fresh or canned both are good)

14. Juice: Juice of half lemon.

15. Black pepper Crushed : ½ Tsp

16. Curry Leaves : 12 fresh ( dried if fresh not available)

How to Make:


1. Take a pan and heat 3 Tsp of Olive oil. Keep in mind that it should be on medium to high heat.

2. When oil is heated first add mustard seeds and then add to it fenugreek seeds.

3. When seeds start making noises add finely chopped onions in to it.

4. Cook for about 5 minutes till onions are soft but not brown. Stir continuously while doing this.

5. Now to this mixture add garlic puree, ginger puree and chopped green chillies.

6. Cook for another 5 minutes or so till onions turn light golden colour. Stir continuously while doing this.

7. Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder in to this mixture and cook for a minute stirring continuously.

8. Now add salt and coconut milk in this mixture. cook for another 30 seconds.

9. Now add prawns and tamarind juice to it.

10. Simmer the heat and bring to boil and once boiled cook for another 4 minutes on low heat.

11. Take another very small pan and heat one Tsp of olive oil over medium to high heat.

12. When oil is boiled add grounded pepper and curry leaves.

13. Now turn off heat and let the leaves sizzle for about half a minute.

14. Now take this oil with leaves and put it in the pan containing prawns.

15. Prawn in coconut milk is now ready.

16. Take away from heat and serve hot.

17. Serve it with buns and cucumber.

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