Maharashtrian Prawns Curry

By: Prasanna| Published: 3:19:00 PM
One of the yummiest curry preparations I have tried recently.....Prawns / Jhinga Kalwan!!

I have grown up eating variety of fishes, with lots of fish preparations, varying by region and spice level.
As a fish lover I try to make my food interesting by trying out new fish preparations.

This week I had lots of fish at home....2 lbs of Prawns, 3 big Pomfrets and 2 packs of thinly sliced yummy Kingfish. :) What more a fish lover can ask for??

I thought of making this Maharashtrian Prawns curry and it was super quick and yummy to last bite.It was finger licking good!!! :P

Try this out and enjoy  :)

Maharashtrian Prawns Jhinga Kalwan Curry


  • 1 Cup Medium Sized Prawns,Cleaned and Deveined
  • 2 small Green Chillies
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro
  • 1 inch piece of Ginger
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 4-5 Kokum
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 6 Curry leaves
  • 2 Tbsp Grated Coconut for Gravy
  • 1 Tbsp Grated Coconut for Garnish 
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp Oil

  • Wash and clean the Prawns. Make sure the prawns are deveined.
  • In a mixer-grinder, add green chillies,ginger,garlic,coriander leaves and make a smooth paste with very little water. This paste can be roughly around 2-3 Tbsp.
  • Apply this paste to prawns. Add salt. 
  • Apply all powders to this prawns mixture. i.e. turmeric powder,chili powder,garam masala powder. Mix well and keep aside for 5 mins.
  • In a pan, add oil. When the oil is hot, add curry leaves. Add marinated prawns and saute for 1 min.
  • Add water to this and let it cook.
  • In the mixer-grinder add 2 Tbsp grated coconut with very little water and grind this. Add this to cooking prawns.
  • Add the kokum and let it cook. 
  • Check on the salt in the curry.
  • Lastly add 1 Tbsp grated coconut and switch off gas.
  • Serve hot with rice.

  • You can adjust spice levels as per choice.
  • If you do not have kokum then you can add little tamarind while grinding the masala.
  • Also, you can add 1 tbsp of Tomato puree if you wish.
Enjoy Eating!! :)

Hi, I'm Prasanna!

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