How to make Prawn Curry with Raw Mangoes -

Prawns cooked in South Indian style – coconut oil lends its special flavour

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (प्रॉन/कोलम्बी/झींगा), Raw mango (कच्चा आम)

Cuisine : South Indian

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Prawn Curry with Raw Mangoes

Prawn Curry with Raw Mangoes Recipe Card


India’s peninsular region comprises of four states that can all together boast of around a dozen different cuisines. This is more than any other part of Asia.
There is something unique about the South Indian food that evokes extreme devotion from all who take pride in its food culture. 
South Indian cuisine has its own niche. If you are in Andhra Pradesh you will relish a coastal Andhra, Telangana and Rayalseema cuisine in addition to Mughlai in Nizami style. Karnataka? It will give you north Karnataka, Saraswat, Coorgi and Mangalorean cuisines. Take a trip to Tamil Nadu to relish its Chettinad cuisine, Madurai and Coimbatore styles of cooking. Kerala, God’s own country, has the Moplah, the Syrian Christian and the Palakkad Iyer food to boast of.
South Indian food is based on a calculated and scientific culture that has been passed down from one generation to another. There is a basic understanding of what to eat in the winters and summers, what not to when one is ill, what to eat to avoid being ill and what to eat when one has a fever. There are no owners for these rules but these safely guarded secrets and recipes are an integral part of traditional South Indian home cooking.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Prawn Curry with Raw Mangoes Recipe

  • Prawns , cleaned and deveined 12-15 large

  • Raw mango , peeled 1 large

  • Onion , peeled and halved 1 medium

  • Coconut oil 2 tsps + 1 tablespoons

  • Coriander seeds 3 teaspoons

  • Black peppercorns 12-15

  • Dried red chillies , seeded 3

  • Fresh coconut , scraped 1 cup

  • Ginger , roughly chopped 1/2 inch

  • Garlic 4-5 cloves

  • Raw rice 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Rice , cooked 1 1/2 cups

  • Garnish

  • Prawns 7-8 large

  • Salt to taste

  • Coconut oil 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Quarter ½ an onion and finely chop the remaining ½.

Step 2

Heat 2 tsps coconut oil in a non-stick pan, add coriander seeds and black peppercorns and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add red chillies, quartered onion and mix well. Add coconut and mix well. Saute the mixture, stirring continuously, for 1-2 minutes on medium heat.

Step 4

Cool and transfer the mixture into a blender jar, add sufficient water, ginger, garlic and rice and blend to a fine paste.

Step 5

Heat remaining coconut oil in a deep non-stick pan, add chopped onion and sauté till translucent.

Step 6

Add turmeric powder, mix well and add the ground paste, mix well again and saute for a few minutes.

Step 7

Add 1½ cups water and salt and mix well and let the mixture come to a boil. Cook for 1 minute on low heat.

Step 8

Meanwhile, chop raw mango into 2 inch pieces and add to the gravy. Mix well, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or till the mango turns soft.

Step 9

Add the prawns and mix well. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Step 10

For the garnish, take off the head and shell of the prawns, keeping the tails intact, devein and wash. Add salt and mix well.

Step 11

Heat coconut oil in another non-stick pan, place these prawns in it and saute for 2-3 minutes on each side.

Step 12

For serving, place a portion of cooked red rice (local rice) on each serving plate, put some prawn gravy over it and garnish with the sautéed prawns. Serve hot

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