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Jaffna prawn curry

Difficulty rating 1/5 Serves 6 Takes 00:35

A delicious prawn curry with a Northern twist!


  • Tomatoes
  • Cloves of Garlic
  • Green chillies
  • Bombay Onions
  • Cups of Water
  • tbsp of Oil
  • tbsp of Jaffna Curry Powder
  • tbsp of Chilli powder
  • tbsp of Black Pepper Powder
  • Sprig of Curry leaves
  • grams of Prawns
  • tbsp of Coconut Milk
  • tbsp of Salt
  • Sprig of Murunga Leaves


  • Add 2 tomatoes, 5 cloves of garlic, 2 green chillies, 1 Bombay onion, 2 stalks of lemon grass, 1 cup of water to the blender and blend well
  • Add 2 tbsp of oil
  • Add 1 Bombay onion finely chopped, 2 chopped chillies, 5 cloves of garlic and fry.
  • Add 2 tbsp of Jaffna curry powder, 2 tbsp of chilli powder, 1/2 tbsp of salt, 1 tbsp of black pepper powder and mix well.
  • Add the blended mixture and stir well.
  • Take out the curry mixture, put it into a bowl and keep aside.
  • Add 2 tbsp of oil in a saucepan.
  • Add 1 sprig of curry leaves and 500 grams of cleaned prawns.
  • Temper well for few minutes.
  • Add the curry mixture to the pan.
  • Add 1/2 a cup of water and 4 tbsp of thick coconut milk, then mix well.
  • Then add 1 sprig of murunga leaves and 1 tbsp of salt.
  • Cook for few minutes until prawns are opaque.
  • Remove from heat and serve.

Happy Cooking..!!


Garnish with murunga leaves and serve.

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