Dry Chilli Prawn

Talk of prawns and your mouth is sure to start watering if you’re a sea food lover. Also, if you’ve never tried cooking sea food, what are you waiting for? This is one of the most simplest recipes you must have ever come across.

And if you thought cooking was rocket science, think again. Especially, after you read this recipe we’re sure you’ll end up saying to yourself, “How simple that is!” So what are you waiting for? Take out those tiger prawns that’s been lying in your refrigerator for quite some time and try this simple dry chilli prawn recipe. Here’s how you make it…


Tiger prawns – 4
Coconut Oil – 20 ml
Curry leaves – 1 tbs
Mustard seeds – 1 tbs
Chopped onion – 4 tbs
Chopped tomatoes – 2 tbs
Ginger paste – ½ tsp
Garlic paste – ½ tsp
Red chilli powder – 3 tsps
Turmeric powder – ½ tbs
Freshly grated coconut – 2 tbs
Salt to taste


1) First properly clean the prawns. Then, heat oil in a non-stick pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, chopped onion, chopped tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder and turmeric in that order and sauté for two minutes.
2) Now, add the prawns and grated coconut to the pan and stir for about 2-3 minutes, until the prawns turn tender.
3) Make sure you don’t overcook the prawns or they’ll turn rubbery.
4) Add to it, salt. Toss and garnish with some grated coconut.
5) Serve it hot with steam rice.

Nutritional Value:

Did you know that prawns have a lot of health benefits. They’re an excellent source of protein, which help in proper growth of the body. They’re also a rich source of selenium that prevents the growth of cancer cells in the body.

Most importantly, the omega 3 content in prawns is very good for heart patients. Prawns also gives your body the required amount of calcium, which is necessary for healthy teeth and bones.

If your wondering about the amount of calories that prawns has, let us tell you that they’re a lot more healthy than beaf and meat. Prawns are low on calories, where as meat and beaf are extremely high on calories, which is not good for the heart.