Coconut Masala Tiger Prawns

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

great simple prawn recipe from Vij's in Vancouver BC

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make garam masala, roast cinnamon, cumin, cloves and cardamom in a pan until the colour changes.
  2. Grind to a powder and save.
  3. heat onions, cumin, onions, chilies in saute pan.
  4. Stir in tomatoes, salt.
  5. Add coconut milk and vinegar and heat through.
  6. Add prawns.
  7. Saute till colour changes then stir in garam masala.
  8. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

This was the hit of the dinner, no one could get enough, like "mlok" I used a bit less vinegar also. I quadrupled the sauce and used a pound of prawns. I also cheated and used prepared garam marsala instead of making my own. This is destined to become a favorite!

Gumboot Gourmet September 20, 2006

This was wonderful!! I also used 1lb of tiger prawns, adjusted to 3tbsp of vinegar.. I used store bought masala (note - make sure you roast the masala separately before adding!) and the only change I would make would be to use slightly less chopped green chilies (1/4 cup is a bit too much) I would recco 3/4 that amount). Very yummy!!! I made this with some mushroom curry & basamati rice - heavenly :)

Sweet'n'Spicy Chef May 04, 2006

This was gorgeous! Like "that dee girl" I quadrupled the recipe for 1 lb of prawns and only added 3 tbsps of vinegar (I used a mixture of white vinegar and balsamic). I also sauteed in butter instead of ghee and used ready made garam masala. I added some brown sugar to counter the acidity and finally sprinkled on some fresh chopped cilantro (corriander). It was a lovely mild curry. (I might add some green chillies next time.) Thank you Mean Chef - I'll definitely make this again.

Spoons31 June 18, 2005