Sri Lankan Prawn Curry

Sri Lankan Prawn Curry


  • 500 Grams King prawns (peeled)
  • 2 Medium Red onions (chopped)
  • 5 Clove Garlic (chopped)
  • 3 Thin slice(s) Ginger (one inch in length)
  • 3 Cup Coconut milk (freshly squeezed)
  • 3 Small Cardamom 
  • 1 Medium Cinnamon stick 
  • 8 Medium Curry leaves (fresh)
  • 2 Teaspoon Curry powder (heaped)
  • 2 Teaspoon Chili powder 
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric powder 
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt (to taste)
  • 4 Medium Green chilies (cut half open)
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime juice (Freshly squeezed)


  1. In a large sized bowl mix Red onions, Garlic, Ginger, Coconut milk, Cardamom, Cinnamon stick, Curry leaves, Curry powder, Chili powder, Turmeric powder & Salt all together. Leave this for 4 minutes.
  2. Then add peeled king prawns & mix well all together. Set a side for 11 minutes, until soaked & well seasoned.
  3. Transfer full mixture from bowl to a deep sauce pan & put it stow in medium heat. Let it cook 15 minutes & make sure to stir the curry oftenly to combine all well.
  4. Add green chilies & cook for further 5 minutes.
  5. Once cooked turn off the heat & set a side. Then add lime juice & stir well.
  6. Check the salt taste just before you serve with steamed rice or your favourite bread.

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