South Indian Prawn Curry

"From a free promotional booklet from our fish monger. Times are estimated."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (438.2 g)
  • Calories 425.1
  • Total Fat - 15 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 174.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1444.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 46.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5 g
  • Sugars - 11.1 g
  • Protein - 29.8 g
  • Calcium - 258.1 mg
  • Iron - 3.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 45.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Process shallot and ginger in a food processor until finely chopped.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add ginger mixture and chillies, stir occasionaly until fragrant (2 minutes) and then add spices and stir until fragrant and then add coconut mil, curry leaf sprig, lemongrass, cinnamon, star anise and 100ml water and simmer until well flavoured (10 to 15 minutes).

Step 3

Season to taste with palm sugar and sea salt, add prawns, broccolini and mushrooms and simmer until prawns, broccolini and mushrooms are just tender.

Step 4

Serve hot with steamed rice, scattered with fried shallot, broccolini and lime wedges.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Amazing! Enjoyed every bite - the curry is bliss with its various layers of flavor, then came the mushrooms, broccoli (broccolini is now way too expensive) and then the shrimp. Heaven! Going right into my Best of 2022. Thank you, ImPat, for sharing. Made it for Best of 2021 as recommended by JostLori and for Pick Me tag game.

review by:
(5 Mar 2022)


This is a great curry, and so easy to make if you just prep everything in advance. It comes together quickly. I love Cardamom, and at first glance thought it would be too much, but I was wrong. The depth of flavor in this easy curry is amazing. Made as written, but in the future we'll add more chili's, as we like it spicy (just personal taste)! Thanks for sharing this one, Pat!

review by:
(30 Apr 2021)

Mia in Germany

Wow this was fabulous! The cardamom flavour was so lovely, we both were totally raving about this dish! I served it over moong noodles instead of rice which was very yummy. Oh, and I could not get lemon grass stalks, so I just used powdered lemon grass. Otherwise made as written. Thanks for sharing this winner!

review by:
(16 May 2018)