Prawns Kuzhambu Recipe - Tangy Prawns In Tamarind And Coconut Gravy

Prawns Kuzhambu Recipe is a delicious Prawn dish made the South India way, which is absolutely simple. Prawns cooked in a coconut, onion, tamarind and tomato gravy. Served best with some steamed rice and fish fry by the side.

Prawns Kuzhambu Recipe - Tangy Prawns In Tamarind And Coconut Gravy
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Prawns Kuzhambu Recipe is a  lip smacking prawn gravy made South Indian style. The flavour emanates once the tamarind paste is added to it and you can taste the tangy masala with each bite of prawn.

You may add more red chilli powder, which is a perfect balance with the sweetness of fresh coconut. Weekend lunch with Prawns Kozhambu in the main course is a special attraction for all the family members eventually you will feel special too.

Serve Prawns Kuzhambu along with Steamed Rice and Cucumber, Red Radish, Tomatoes & Onion Salad Recipe for a comforting and tasty weekend meal.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Prawns recipes such as

  1. Prawns Coconut Curry Recipe
  2. Beer Batter Prawns Recipe
  3. Mustard Prawns In Coconut Recipe

Course: Lunch
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

35 M


2-3 Servings


  • 15 Prawns
  • 2 Onions , sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 Tomato , sliced
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , paste
  • 1 teaspoon Tamarind Paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoon Fresh coconut , grated
  • 2 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 4 teaspoon Cooking oil
  • 1 cup Water
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Prawns Kuzhambu Recipe - Tangy Prawns In Tamarind And Coconut Gravy

  1. To begin making the Prawns Kuzhambu recipe, firstly wash the prawns and add them in a bowl. Now put salt and turmeric powder, mix them well in a bowl. 

  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add in the prawns and let it fry for about 3 minutes. Keep them aside.

  3. Heat some more oil in the same pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves and let it cook for 15 seconds.

  4. After 15 seconds, break the cardamom pod and add to the pan. Add onions and let it cook till the onion turns soft and translucent.

  5. Once the onions are cooked, add tomato, ginger and garlic. Let it cook for about a minute.

  6. Sprinkle the grated coconut. Add water, salt and tamarind paste. Once it starts boiling, add the prawns and let it cook till soft or for about 8-10 minutes. Check salt and rest of the seasoning.

  7. Once the prawns are cooked, switch off the gas and serve hot.

  8. Serve Prawns Kuzhambu along with Steamed Rice and Cucumber, Red Radish, Tomatoes & Onion Salad Recipe for a comforting and tasty weekend meal.


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Last Modified On Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:52
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