Prawns in a Roasted Coconut Masala

Prawns in Roasted Coconut Masala


1. Prawns – 250 gm, cleaned

Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp

Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – To taste

Kudam puli / cocums – 1 – 2 or as required to taste (Soak it in little water for 15 mts and tear into small pieces)

2. Coconut oil – 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 – 2 sprigs

Sliced coconut/ thenga kothu – 2 – 3 tbsp

Pearl onions – 20 – 22

Onion – 1 small, chopped

Ginger – 1 inch, chopped

Garlic – 4, chopped

Green chilies – 4, slit

3. Grated coconut – 1/2 cup

Chilly powder – 1 – 1.5 tsp (Adjust according to your spice tolerance)

Coriander powder – 1.5 tsp

Fennel seeds – 1/4 tsp

Whole black pepper corns – 4 – 5

Prawns in Roasted Coconut Masala


1. Fry the grated coconut till light brown. Switch off and add the chilly powder, coriander powder, fennel seeds and pepper corns. Mix well. Cool down and grind to a powder.

2. Cook the prawns in an earthen pot / chatti adding salt, little water, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp chilly powder and kudam puli. Cook covered until done.

3. Meanwhile heat oil in a pan. Splutter the mustard seeds and fry curry leaves. Saute the sliced coconut, chopped pearl onions, chopped onion, curry leaves, little salt, green chilies, ginger and garlic for a few minutes. Add the cooked prawns and the ground roasted coconut masala. Mix well and stir until dry. Serve with rice and any gravy.

Prawns in Roasted Coconut Masala

Recipe Courtesy – Mini Sukesh

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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