CNN Travel lauds Kerala's own prawns curry as a must-try dish

Preparation Time

30 minutes

Cooking Time

30 minutes






Kerala became one of the 19 places picked by CNN travel this year for travel lovers to visit in 2019. Other than seven Kerala destinations, Kerala's own prawns curry has also found mention in the report which has identified it as the signature dish of Kerala. Take a break from heavy meat platters and try out these soft and chewy prawns bathed in creamy gravy that boasts of a unique nutty flavor. Flavored with cashew nut and coconut paste, this yummy korma is the best thing that you can have with paratha or roti for lunch and dinner as a side dish.


1/2 kg prawns

1 tomato chopped

1/2 cup fried onions

2 tbsp ghee

1/2 cup curd

1/2 cup grated coconut

2 tbsp cashew nuts

2 tbsp garlic paste

2 tbsp ginger paste

1 tsp chili powder

2 tbsp coriander powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

2 tsp garam masala

Salt as required

3 tbsp coriander leaves

2 green chilies, slit

Half of a lemon


Heat a pan, pour ghee into it

Add garlic paste to the pan and saute well

Add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and mix well

Add chopped tomato to this and saute well

Add ginger paste

Now add fried onions to the pan and mix well

Add salt and coriander leaves

Add prawns to the pan and fry a bit

Now add curd to the prawns and mix well

Add garam masala

Cover the pan with a lid and cook for five minutes

Now remove the lid

Add ground coconut and cashew nut mixture

Stir well

Add green chilies

Squeeze half a lemon to the curry

Prawns korma is ready to be served