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Prawn & Lady Finger Curry Recipe

Prawn & Lady Finger Curry Recipe

Prawn & Lady Finger Curry Recipe is a tasty and super delicious dish.It is easy to prepare and takes just about 30 minutes to make it.


  • 300 gms. fresh Prawns (washed, peeled & salted)
  • 200 gms. fresh tender Lady Fingers (cut off both the ends)
  • ½ fresh Coconut (scraped)
  • 1 med. Onion (peeled & chopped)
  • 1 or 2 fresh slit Green Chillies ( optional)
  • 8 dry Kashmiri Chillies
  • 1 tsp. Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 tbsps. dry Coriander Seeds or pwd.
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric pwd.
  • 1 tbsp. fresh Tamarind extract or paste
  • 5 flakes fresh Garlic
  • 1 tbsp. fresh Ginger (grated) or paste or chopped
  • 2 flakes Amsol/Bindi Sol/ Kokum
  • 1 fresh red Tomato (chopped roughly)
  • A pinch of Sugar
  • 4 tbsps. Coconut Oil or Vegetable Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Water or Coconut milk as required.

Method: Prawn & Lady Finger Curry Recipe

  • First, heat 2 tbsps. oil in a sufficiently deep & broad pot till hot.Reduce heat & sauté chopped onions briefly & then sauté the chopped tomatoes briefly.
  • Transfer to a masala grinder/blender along with soaked chillies with the water, scraped coconut, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric pwd., ginger, garlic, tamarind paste & grind to a fine, thick & smooth paste.
  • Transfer the masala paste to a bowl; rinse the blender & reserve the masala water to be used later to prepare the curry.
  • In the same pot, add another 2 tbsps. of oil & lightly fry the lady fingers, about 2-3 mins. Drain & transfer to a bowl.
  • Then fry the prawns briefly for about 2 mins. Do not over fry. Drain & reserve in another bowl
  • Now add the masala paste to the pot & fry till rawness disappears.
  • Add the reserved masala water & more fresh water or coconut milk depending on the consistency of the curry you prefer
  • Give it a good stir; add bindi sol, slit green chilies & let it come to a boil.
  • Add the prawns & ladyfingers. Stir gently & let it come to a boil.Reduce heat add a pinch of sugar & salt to taste; stir gently again & let it cook for about another 2-3 mins
  • Do not overcook the prawns & ladyfingers. It is better to have the ladyfingers slightly firm.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice & fried fish or prawns on the side or with bread/pav/sannas.




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