Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Coconut Prawn Curry - Goan Inspired with Vegetarian option!

Coconut Prawn curry, with potatoes makes for a super savory with a splash of tang. This is great for a cool winter evening!

1/2 lb (250 grams) prawns
(shelled and de-veined)
Salt to taste
2 chopped red onions
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 Tbsp turmeric
1 tsp red chili powder
1 shake (1/2 tsp) ginger powder
2 boiled potatoes
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/8 cup vinegar

Instructions for making coconut prawn curry

Shell and de-vain your prawns.
Take half of the above spices (coriander, cumin, turmeric and red chili powder) and sprinkle it over your rinsed prawns.
Add a spoon of vinegar and mix well. Set this aside. You can do this in the morning to save time and place, covered, in the fridge.

Next, take your butter and melt it in a heavy pan.
Place the sliced onions and cook them until they begin to caramelize. Add in the rest of the spice mix from above (coriander, cumin, turmeric, red chili powder and ginger powder.) Mix well.

Add in the coconut milk and keep the heat on low until it combines well. This will take a nice slow 15 minues if you'd like, but if you're in a hurry 2-3 minutes is fine.

Add the potatoes, which should be almost fully cooked.
Bring to almost a boil, add prawns.

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Salt to taste (some people prefer to salt the prawns while marinating as well).

Serve this with either jeera rice or indian bread like naan.

Make this vegan! Substitute the prawns (shrimp) and instead using tofu or any other vegetable and using coconut oil or other oil instead of butter.


  1. I have never had a prawn before, but this sounds really good. All those spices sound great.

  2. I'm assuming prawns are shrimps because it looks that way. If it is I would love to try this! I love a good curry dish.

    1. They are basically the same :) enjoy this milder Indian recipe

  3. I would love this and for the record I am a sucker for prawns - literally!

  4. This sounds delicious. I would love to try both options - we try to make a meatless meal once a week so I love that this could easily be both.

  5. My Mom would just flip for this dish. I will have to surprise her and make it sometime.

  6. That's a nice combination! I'm allergic to shrimp myself. But my husband would love it!

  7. This is a recipe I'd love to try for my husband. I'm allergic to shelled fish too, so I feel Kristen's pain. ^^^ But I always look for great recipes for my husband.

  8. This sounds really tasty. I'll have to give this a try.

  9. Coconut and curry do go beautifully together, don't they? This sounds so super tasty!

  10. This sounds absolutely delicious. I wish prawn weren't so expensive. They are worth it though.

  11. This is such an interesting recipe, especially since I just learned what a prawn was. Pretty informative.

  12. So delicious! You had me at coconut and prawn :)

  13. I am not a seafood fan at all but my husband would love this. Thanks for the recipe.

  14. I really love coconut or anything with coconut milk so I probably would enjoy this. It is different than most things I make which is a good thing.

  15. I don't think I've ever tried curry or anything like this! It looks super delicious!

  16. My husband loves curry but I am all about those coconut prawns. Yum!

  17. This looks really delicious. I've never really tried curry but I think I would enjoy the flavors in this recipe.

  18. My 2 favorite items: shrimps and curry. The combination is great. I have never tried this recipe: I added it to my list of to make recipes. I love Indian food

  19. This looks delicious. I will have to share this with my sister in law so she can make the vegan option.

  20. That sounds yummy! As a Jamaican, we curry anything! Lol

  21. I've never heard of this dinner before. Thanks for the introduction. We might have to try it!

  22. Thanks for sharing a great recipe. I have never eaten curry before, but I really would love to try it.

  23. I don't care for curry but my hubby likes it. He would enjoy this recipe.

  24. This recipe looks fantastic! We love a good curry.

  25. I am not a seafood fan but this recipe looks delicious.


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