Coconut Prawns

It takes a maximum of 5 minutes to prepare everything, and 6-7 minutes to cook it all.



  • 2 cups of cleaned and de-shelled prawns
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 medium sized onions, chopped
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 3 tablespoons desiccated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon curry leaves (10-15 leaves), cut in half
  • 1/2 cup water



  • In a bowl mix the prawns, salt, and turmeric powder. Set it aside.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a pan. Chuck the red chilli and onions in. Saute.
  • Once the onions have softened up a little, add the prawns. Keep tossing.
  • Add the desiccated coconut and curry leaves.  Mix everything till evenly coated.
  • Take the half cup of water and add a little by little every 2 minutes. Keep stirring.
  • Cook till the prawns have cooked through.


Aaand you’re done! That’s all. Easy, isn’t it? Wait till you get to have a bite.

It’s not too spicy, it’s a bit sweet from the coconut, but the salt balances it out. And the reason I let the onions soften and not brown is so that it adds a nice body to the dish. And it’s a step up from being crunchy, while being a step away from being a total mush.

Well, bon appetit!

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Hey! I'm Pratty. I bake, develop recipes that are easy for people to follow and use few ingredients for the same. I run a recipe blog called Pratty and Food. Food photography is another little aspect of food blogging that has had an immense impact on me.

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