Simple Famous Prawn Curry
The quickest prawn curry to make at home yet so satisfying and lip smacking. I honestly don’t measure the amount of spices I add, so you can add according to your taste.
Simple Famous Prawn Curry


  • 1kg prawns, shelled & deveined
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 to 4 jam tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 to 2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp tumeric powder
  • 2 tbsp seafood masala
  • 1 tbsp crushed chilli flakes
  • Pinch of mustard seeds
  • Pinch of methi seeds
  • 3 whole green chilli
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp mint
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp peri peri oil


  1. Wash and pat dry prawns. Sprinkle chilli flakes, 1 tbsp seafood masala, peri peri oil, lemon juice onto prawns and set aside
  2. Blend your tomatoes, mint, 1 tbsp coriander and 1 green chilli until blended.
  3. On a medium heat, saute onions, garlic, curry leaves, mustard seeds, methi seeds and green chillies in oil, till the onion is soft and translucent. Do not allow onions to brown.
  4. Add blended tomatoes, and cook till dry – about 10 minutes.
  5. Then add rest of spices and simmer slowly on a low heat for 5 more minutes.
  6. Throw in the prawns, and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, adding 1/4 – 1/2 cup of boiling water if you find the gravy too thick.
  7. Garnish with coriander and season with freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately.