Prawn and Mango Curry

by Erica Dinho on September 18, 2009

shrimp 12Guest posting today and sharing her delicious recipe is Sarah Naveen from “Vazhayila”. Sarah has a beautiful blog filled with Indian recipes.

I have many childhood memories associated with this particular dish. My grand mom used to make it every time I visited her during summer vacation. This is a very traditional and everyday dish from my native place called Kerala, located at the southern most tip of India. It is a place that is rich in the arts and is also rich in a variety of flavorful foods.

I guarantee that the aroma of this “Prawn and Mango” in creamy coconut milk is enough to get even the soundest of sleepers out of bed!!!

Serves – 2
Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking time – 15 minutes


Prawns/Shrimp- 1 cup
Raw mango diced – 1/2 cup
Onion sliced – 1 nos
Ginger – a small piece
Garlic – 2-3 pods
Green chillies – 3-4 nos
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)
Thin coconut milk – 1 cup
Thick coconut milk – 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves

• In a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle , crush ginger, garlic and green chillies.
• Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they pop, add diced onion, crushed ginger, garlic and green chilies.
• Make a paste with chili, coriander and turmeric powder by adding a little water and add to the pan. Combine it well.
• Add sliced mango pieces, salt and toss it for a minute.
• Pour thin coconut milk to the pan and add prawns. Mix it well.
• Cover it with a lid and let it cook on a medium flame for 6-7 minutes.
• Remove the lid, add thick coconut milk and curry leaves and mix it well.
• Let it stand on fire for 2 minutes and remove.
Serve hot with rice!!!!

To make thin coconut milk, take 1/2 cup of the canned coconut milk and dilute it with 1/2 cup of water.


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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 justcooknyc September 18, 2009 at 1:13 PM

wow, everything about this sounds so amazingly good to me


2 Empar September 18, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Hola Erica! Que receta más original y realmente esa combinación de sabores tienen que darle al plato un toque muy especial.
Ahora mismo te copio la receta que quiero hacerla pronto. Gracias.
Un beso.


3 {kiss my spatula} September 18, 2009 at 4:22 PM

this sounds just mouth watering and looks it too!


4 kristy September 20, 2009 at 6:56 AM

Oh Erica, your posting are always deliciously gorgeous! How I wish I could taste them.


5 Soma September 20, 2009 at 5:20 PM

This sounds so much like a dish commonly cooked in the southern parts of india. I guess it is a recipe of southern India. so fulfilling with a bowl of white rice.


6 Erica September 20, 2009 at 8:52 PM

Thank you Sarah for a wonderful recipe :)


7 Erica September 20, 2009 at 8:52 PM

Thank you all for the comments!


8 Oysterculture October 1, 2009 at 10:02 AM

oh my, I am gearing up for my week of Columbian cooking because the fantastic recipes just keep coming.


9 Chinese Prawn Recipes November 5, 2009 at 7:32 AM

Wow, the cooking way of this dish is great, I’ll try it later and I hope it tastes delicious. Just one suggestion: If you add some cooking pictures it will be easier to follow!


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