Take Me Back to Beaches, Sunsets & Curry

Dear Foodies & Friends,

One of the things I crave most when I’m a gazillion miles away from home is a big bowl of rice with some spicy, tangy Kerala prawn curry. It’s absolutely deliiiicious and takes me right back to my happy place- sun-drenched beaches and endless, glistening waters. My sisters and I have been on some amazing trips to Goa, and during one of them I had the best prawn curry of my life. Freedom, family and great food, what more could you ask for? This recipe is now one of my favourites and I had to share it with you all. Enjoy!


Prawn Curry

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  1. Prawns-150gms
  2. Coconut milk-200ml
  3. 4 Tomatoes ( I like it tomatoey)
  4. A teaspoon of chili powder
  5. A teaspoon of turmeric powder
  6. A teaspoon of coriander powder
  7. A teaspoon of garam masala
  8. A green chili
  9. A teaspoon of grated ginger
  10. 3 Cloves of garlic
  11. Coriander leaves
  12. 1 Onion
  13. 1 Teaspoon of mustard seeds
  14. A teaspoon of kokum extract
  15. Salt to taste


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STEP 1: In a heated pan, add in mustard seeds, one green chili, and curry leaves. When the mustard seeds have ‘popped’, stir in the onions, ginger and garlic. Fry the onions until they are translucent.

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STEP 2: Stir in the spices, to release their aroma, making sure that they don’t burn. At this stage you can add the tomatoes. Cook until softened and pour in the coconut milk. KEEP TASTING. If you feel like the dish needs a bit more of a sour note, add in some tamarind paste or kokum extract (click here to learn more about the benefits of Kokum!)

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STEP 3: Leave the curry simmering for about 20 minutes to let all the flavours infuse. Season generously and add the prawns. Let them poach gently for about a minute, then remove from heat and garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Et voilà! Bon Appétite! 🙂

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Serves 4

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Fantastic clicks!


    1. Thanks so much! The pictures are always a little hard to do, because I only have my phone to work with, but it’s great fun and I like to make things look beautiful. 😊
      Appreciate the encouragement!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Megala says:

        Great work!


  2. mumbaiwalli says:

    Your writing and your food are unforgettable! ❤


    1. Wouldn’t be here without your support 💜


    1. Little Chef says:

      Thank you so much! It really was 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. M. L. Kappa says:

    A must definitely trying this!🌺


    1. Little Chef says:

      That’s wonderful! 🙂 Do let me know how it turns out if you make it!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Wow this looks amazing! I’m definitely trying this out soon ☺


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