How to make Malwani Prawns -

Prawns cooked with malwani masala and coconut milk.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Scraped coconut (कसा हुआ नारियल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Seafood

Malwani Prawns

Malwani 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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Malwani Prawns Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined with tails intact ½ cup

  • Scraped coconut ½ cup

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Coriander seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 3-4

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Malwani masala 1 teaspoon

  • Rice 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Coconut milk ½ cup

  • Kokum petals 3-4

  • Dried red chilli 1 fried to garnish


Step 1

Put prawns in a bowl, add turmeric powder and salt, mix and set aside to marinate.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a shallow non-stick pan. Add coriander seeds and sauté till fragrant.

Step 3

Break red chillies and add to the pan and sauté for a minute. Add half the onion and sauté till golden.

Step 4

Add coconut, mix and roast for 30 seconds. Switch off heat and add rice.

Step 5

Grind this mixture with some water to a fine paste.

Step 6

Heat remaining oil in another non-stick pan. Add remaining onion and sauté on high heat till golden.

Step 7

Add garlic and sauté till golden. Add ground paste, mix and cook for a minute.

Step 8

Add marinated prawns, mix and cook for a minute. Reduce heat, add Malwani masala and mix well. Add some water, mix and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.

Step 9

Add coconut milk and mix well. Add kokum petals, mix and cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes.

Step 10

Serve hot garnished with a fried dried red chilli.

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