Coconut Prawn Gravy

Coconut Prawn Gravy is a popular Indian Side Dish
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Side Dish
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Preparation Time :
15 mins
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Serves 2
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


Prawn - 750 g

Onions - 1 large, ground to a paste

2 medium, sliced finely

Chilli paste - 2 tbsp

Bay Leaves - 3

Coconut Milk - 1 cup, thick, 1 cup - thin

Green Cardamom - 3 to 5

Salt to taste

Oil for frying


  1. Wash and dry the prawns in a kitchen towel. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a wok (kadai). Add bay leaves and green cardamom and fry for a few minutes.
  3. Add sliced onions and fry till golden brown.
  4. Then add the ground onion paste and the chilli paste. Fry for several mins adding a little water, to prevent the masala from burning.
  5. Add the prawns. Stir thoroughly and then add the thin coconut milk.
  6. Keep simmering in a high heat till the gravy reduces by half. Add salt to taste.
  7. Finally add the thick coconut milk and simmer on a medium heat for 12 to 15 mins
  8. Serve hot with rice.

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