Prawns in Coconut Gravy

Did you watch the Oscars yesterday?

Prawns in Coconut Gravy

Honestly, I was just waiting for them to announce Leo’s name (intuition people..intuition) and kept switching after Priyanka Chopra presented an award. She looked gorgeous by the way!


Yes, Leo won an Oscar and the whole world can finally heave a sigh of relief. He not only received a standing ovation from the live audience but also a jumping ovation from me. #LeowinsOscar

Knowing that Leo and I knew he won at the same time at the same moment is more than enough for me!

He deserves an Oscar not only for the movie but also for the best speech that night. Along with the regular thanking he called out on the issue of climate change and also pressed that one should not take anything this world offers for granted. Now that’s what I call a victory speech.

Prawns in Coconut Gravy

Prawns in Coconut Gravy

Celebrated this win by making Prawns (Shrimp) in Coconut Gravy.

Prawns have become a regular at my house as I have found a place where they give deveined and clean prawns; phew, saves me the struggle of cleaning making my job faster.

Prawns in Coconut Gravy

Prawns with that extra red chilli , coconut and whole spices flavor makes a winning combination and goes very well when served with basmati or jeera rice.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Served: Hot

To Marinate
500 gms Prawns (peeled and deveined) 
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp  Lemon Juice
4 tbsp Oil
1 Cinnamon stick
2 cloves
1 tsp cumin seeds
3 large Onions
2 Large Tomatoes
2 Green Chilies
1/2 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
1/2 tbsp Red Chili Powder (or to taste)
2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1 Cup Coconut Milk
3 tbsp Chopped Coriander Leaves



  • Marinate prawns (shrimp) with ingredients under marinate section and keep it aside. You can even marinate them for 1-2 hours if you have time.
  • In a pan, heat oil and add whole 2 cloves, one cinnamon stick , 1 tsp cumin seeds along with chopped onions.
  • After the onion becomes translucent add in ginger-garlic paste and green chilies and saute until onions turn golden brown.
  • Add in tomatoes, turmeric, red chili powder, cumin and coriander powder and cook until the mixture gets mashed for about 6-7 minutes on a medium flame, stirring regularly.
  • In another pan, add in 2 Tbsp of oil (you can also add 1 Tbsp of butter or ghee) and partially cook the prawns for about 2 minutes per side. Now, add them in the onion-tomato mixture until well combined. Cover and let it cook for 10 to 15 minutes. (Add 1/4 cup water if the mixture gets too dry)
  • Add in coconut milk, garam masala and salt. Simmer for 5 -8 minutes on low flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

Prawns in Coconut Gravy

Serve it on a hot bed of basamati or jeera rice and enjoy with your friends and family!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks so tasty!!

    Please visit and follow my blog ( or my Instagram (lazymom_cooking) for some recipe ideas 🙂

  2. Garance says:

    Looks delicious! How spicy is it?

    1. Tanvi says:

      Thanks Garance for stopping by. The coconut milk is sweet so it is not that spicy but gives the gravy a good smooth texture.

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