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Capsicum Prawn Curry

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

  • Prawns- 500 grams (shelled and deveined)
  • Onion- 1 (sliced)
  • Garlic- 8 pods (chopped)
  • Capsicum or bell peppers- 1 (chopped)
  • Tomato- 1 (chopped finely)
  • Tamarind pulp- 1tbsp
  • Raw mango (grated)- 1tbsp
  • Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1tsp
  • Onion seeds or kalounji- 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies- 2 (whole)
  • Oil- 2tbsp
  • Salt- as per taste
  1. Marinate the prawns with salt and turmeric. Leave it aside for 10 minutes while you chop the other ingredients.
  2. Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan. When it steams, add the prawns to the pan. Saute for 5 minutes until the prawns turn golden.
  3. Then strain the fried prawns and keep it aside.
  4. Season the leftover oil with kalounji and whole green chillies.
  5. Add onions and saute for 3-4 minutes on a low flame. Then add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Pour capsicum into the pan and saute for 3 minutes more on a low flame.
  7. Then add tomatoes, turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander power and salt from the top. Mix it up and cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes until the tomatoes melt.
  8. Add tamarind pulp and grated mangoes. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  9. Add 2 cups of water and bring the curry to boil.
  10. Then pour the sauteed prawns into the curry and cover. Cook on a low flame for 8-10 minutes.

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