Kerala Style Prawns Stew

It’s a special evening. After months, my husband is coming home and I wanted to cook something really exotic. I have never heard him complain about anything in life, especially food. But since a while, he has been constantly ‘hinting’ me that he is missing the food I prepare.

Prawn Stew

Whenever I ask him about his lunch or dinner plans, it’s always the same answer- Roti and Dal. My heart goes out for him then. And hence I decided to prepare something that reminds him of home.

Prawn Stew1

Ha, the delicious, creamy coconut curry is scrumptious and the pleasant and mildly spicy stew is always a favorite.

Remember the Indonesian Chicken Curry, Egg curry in Coconut milk or Chicken Stew from before? The base ingredient to these curries is coconut milk. Serve hot with steamed rice or Appam and you will not be disappointed.

Kerala Style Prawns Stew


  • 200g Prawns
  • Marinade:
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 potato, cubed and boiled
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 dried red chilli
  • 3 green cillies, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs of curry leaves
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil


  1. Marinate the prawns with pepper, turmeric and salt. Shallow fry and keep aside.
  2. In the same pan, add green chilies, red chili and ginger-garlic paste. Saute. Add curry leaves.
  3. Add the boiled potato and sliced onion. Add a cup of water and salt. Mix well. Let it cook for about 5 mins or till the gravy gets thick.
  4. Mash the potatoes a little. Let the chinks remain.
  5. Add in the fried prawns and coconut milk. Cook covered for 5 minutes in low heat.
  6. Switch off the flame and drizzle in a tsp of coconut oil.
  7. Serve hot with rice or appam.




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