Sunday, 5 May 2013

Spicy Prawn Curry / Gravy

This Indian style prawn curry is a spicy and creamy dish with great flavors. So try this and relish!

Serves -  3 to 4 persons


Prawns – 500 grams
Onion – 1
Tomato – 2
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
Cashews – 6 to 8 pieces
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 ½ tsp
Corriander powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
Pepper powder – ¼ - ¾ tsp
Salt – to taste
Oil – 1 to 2 tbsp


Peel the skin, devein and wash the prawns; Keep aside.

Boil tomato and cashew nut in water until tomato becomes soft.   After it cools down, peel the skin of the tomatoes and grind it along with cashew nuts to a smooth paste. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan ;  add the finely chopped onions and  saute till the colour changes.

After that add ginger garlic paste , red chilli powder, corriander powder, pepper powder ; Saute for a minute in medium flame.  If you think it is sticking to the pan add little water.

Once it is done add the tomato cashew paste and salt ; Allow  to boil till the raw smell goes.

Add prawns and mix well. Close the lid and allow it to cook 5 to 10  minutes .

Once the  mixture becomes thick in consistency and oil separates, add garam masala powder and mix well.  (Add water if necessary) 

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot. 

This is a best accompaniment for  any Flavored rice , Appam (hoppers) , Chappati, Parotta or with any Indian flat breads.


Adjust the spice and water level according to the consistency / taste you like. 

Adjust the salt according to your taste.


  1. I love this prawn curry, I also make the same way.

  2. Awesome though prawns are once a while for us. I also hate the cleaning part because its time consuming. The gravy is awesome, adore the great combo of ingredients for a thick curry in which the prawns are soaked.

  3. i love prawns but i don't prefer to cook them....after seeing this curry now i am craving for it...awesome..
    Today's recipe:

  4. Wow such a tempting prawn, just a small bowl of rice and I am the happiest.

  5. looks so creamy and tempting.

  6. looks so creamy & perfect !

  7. The curry looks very creamy & nice. Prawn adds such a nice flavor to the curry

  8. Super receipe, so creamy and colourful


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