Prawns Kurma


1/2 kg prawns, cleaned
2 medium onions, finely chopped
2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
4 green chillies, finely chopped
2 tsp pepper powder
1 piece cinnamon
1 clove
1 cardamom
few curry leaves
50 gms cashew nuts
2 cup thick coconut milk
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 cup coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Soak cashew nuts in little water and grind to a paste. Mix this ground cashew paste with 2 cups of coconut milk and keep it aside.
  2. Heat little oil in a pan and saute cinnamon, cardamom and clove. Add chopped onions and saute well.
  3. Then add ginger paste, garlic paste, chopped green chillies and saute well.
  4. Add finely chopped tomatoes and saute till soft.
  5. Add cleaned prawns, salt, pepper powder and few curry leaves, mix well and cook covered for few minutes.
  6. Add garam masala and mix well.
  7. When prawns are cooked, add cashew nut-coconut milk mixture and mix well. Cook for few minutes.
  8. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  9. When it starts to boil, remove from flame and serve hot with pathiri, ghee rice , neer dosa etc….


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