How to make Konkani Prawn Curry-SK Khazana -

Prawns cooked in a traditional Konkani coconut masala

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Medium prawns (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Mangalorean

Course : Main Course Seafood

Konkani Prawn Curry-SK Khazana

Konkani Prawn Curry-SK Khazana Recipe Card


Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Konkani Prawn Curry-SK Khazana Recipe

  • Medium prawns shelled and deveined 20-24

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coconut oil 3 tablespoons

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Black peppercorns 10-12

  • Dried red chillies 6-8

  • Chopped onion 1 tablespoon

  • Rice 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1/2 cup

  • Medium onion finely chopped 1

  • Medium raw mango peeled and cut into wedges 1

  • Tamarind pulp 1/2 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnish


Step 1

Put prawns in a bowl. Add salt and turmeric powder, mix well and set aside to marinate for 15-20 minutes.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a non-stick pan. Add coriander seeds, peppercorns and red chillies, mix and sauté till fragrant.

Step 3

Blend together 1 tablespoon chopped onions, rice, coconut and roasted spices with sufficient water to a smooth paste.

Step 4

Heat remaining coconut oil in a deep- non-stick pan. Add onion and sauté till lightly browned.

Step 5

Add marinated prawns and mango, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add prepared paste, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 6

Add sufficient water and mix. Add tamarind pulp and salt, mix well, cover and cook till fully done.

Step 7

Garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot with red rice.

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