How to make Malabar Prawns -

A recipe from the coastal regions of Kerala. The gravy has a vibrant yellow colour and coastal flavours from the prawns, coconut and the curry leaves.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Tiger prawns (टाईगर प्रॉन्स ), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Snacks and Starters

Malabar Prawns

Malabar Prawns 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 : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Malabar Prawns Recipe

  • Tiger prawns shelled and deveined 16

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • White onions sliced 2

  • Ginger cut into strips 1 inch

  • Green chillies seeded and cut into thin strips 2-3

  • Fresh turmeric cut into strips 1 inch

  • Curry leaves 16-20

  • Fresh coconut scraped to garnish

  • Fresh coriander sprig to garnish


Step 1

Take prawns in a bowl, add salt, lemon juice and chilli powder, mix well and set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add onions, mix and sauté till translucent. Add ginger, green chillies and fresh turmeric, mix and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Add curry leaves and mix well. Add prawns, mix well and cook for 5-7 minutes or till the prawns are done.

Step 4

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coconut and a coriander sprig and serve hot.

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