How to make Prawns Coconut Curry (Maharashtrian style)

Prawns Coconut Curry is very delicious maharashtrian curry and is simple to make. Added coconut  to enhance the flavour of the curry. Going to share this simple recipe with you all….

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 kg Prawns
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 1 big tomato (Graind and make paste)
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut (Dry/ fresh)
  • 1 tbsp chili ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 3/4 kokum petals or 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander for garnish


  1. Clean the prawns, remove tails and wash properly.12546317_10208370830739214_862182105_o
  2. Marinate prawns with red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt.10151666_10208785705990836_929726295_n
  3. Keep aside for half an hour.
  4. Another side in a small pan dry roast coconut on slow flame.
  5. After cooling down grind in a smooth  paste and keep aside.1458873_10208785589667928_1895509486_n
  6. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add pinch of asafoetida, cinnamon stick and chopped onions. Saute till it become golden brown.12557698_10208370828579160_271154674_o
  7. Add ginger garlic paste and saute it.12787097_10208697306220897_240140471_o
  8. Now add marinated prawns mix well. (Potatoes optional)10248935_10208790846879355_1521014431_n
  9. Add 1 cup hot water and mix well. Keep lid and cook on slow flame.12833389_10208790846079335_1426790812_n
  10. After the potatoes are cooked, add tomato paste, roasted coconut paste, kokum patels or lemon juice and simmer on slow flame.12834765_10208785588667903_1251905259_n12443699_10208785588547900_1466981514_o
  11. Adjust water and spices as per your curry’s thickness. Switch off the flame.12077427_10208785496185591_386698712_n
  12. Sprinkle garam masala and garnish with coriander leaves.12833487_10208785496425597_1521171624_n12751773_10208785496585601_1381857866_o
  13. Prawns Coconut Curry is ready to serve with chapatti, phulka, naan or white rice.12837725_10208785496305594_1235722247_o

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