Easy Homemade Prawn Curry for Family Dinners











This prawn curry is the perfect blend of spiciness and rich, creamy texture, making it a delight for pescatarians and gluten-free eaters alike. Learn to make it in just 45 minutes!


Step 1: Prep the Prawns

Start by shelling, deveining, and washing the prawns in salt water. Season them with 2 teaspoons of ground turmeric and 1 teaspoon of salt, letting them marinate for a flavorful infusion. Meanwhile, get your potatoes ready by skinning and quartering the larger ones or halving the small ones, and giving them a similar turmeric and salt treatment.
Pro Tip: Ensuring prawns are well-cleaned removes any fishiness, elevating the final taste.

Step 2: Cook the Potatoes

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the potatoes until they're beautifully golden brown. This not only precooks the potatoes but also enhances their flavor with a slight crunch. Remove them from the pan once done.
Pro Tip: Frying on medium heat ensures even cooking without burning the potatoes.

Step 3: Sauté the Aromatics

In the same pan and oil, add cumin, cinnamon, and cardamom to infuse the oil with their aromatic flavors. Then add the sliced onions and stir-fry until they're tender and lightly golden, setting the stage for a rich, flavorful base for your curry.
Pro Tip: Stirring frequently prevents the spices from burning and ensures onions cook evenly.

Step 4: Combine and Cook

To this fragrant mix, add the prawns, ground chili, coriander, ginger juice, yogurt, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Stir well to combine all the ingredients, ensuring each prawn is coated in the spice mix. Then, add the boiled water and the pre-fried potatoes. Let everything simmer gently until the potatoes are tender and the gravy has thickened to your liking.
Pro Tip: Gentle simmering melds the flavors and tenderizes the prawns to perfection.

Step 5: Final Touches

Just before taking the curry off the heat, add the sliced tomatoes for a fresh, tangy kick. This final addition brightens the dish and adds a lovely color contrast. Serve this mouth-watering curry over a bed of fluffy rice for a complete meal that's sure to impress.
Pro Tip: Adding tomatoes last retains their shape and adds a burst of freshness.