Delicious Prawns in Cashew Coconut Curry Sauce Recipe

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Delicious Prawns in Cashew Coconut Curry Sauce Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 11, 2023

Indulge in the flavors of this succulent dish of prawns cooked in a rich cashew coconut curry sauce. This recipe pairs perfectly with steamed rice or naan bread. The creamy texture of the sauce, combined with the sweetness of prawns, makes it a delightful meal for seafood lovers. With a blend of Indian spices and the richness of cashews and coconut milk, this dish is a true treat for your taste buds. A must-try recipe for any occasion!


  • 1 pound large prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  1. In a blender, grind the cashews with a splash of water until you get a smooth paste. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until they turn translucent.
  3. Add minced garlic, grated ginger, and slit green chilies. Sauté for a minute until fragrant.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, and garam masala. Mix well and cook for another minute.
  5. Add the cashew paste and coconut milk to the pan. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  6. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Season the prawns with salt and add them to the simmering sauce. Cook for about 5-7 minutes until the prawns turn pink and are cooked through.
  8. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice or naan bread.

Interesting Facts

  • Cashews are a great source of healthy fats, protein, and essential minerals.
  • Coconut milk adds a rich and creamy texture to the curry sauce.
  • The blend of Indian spices in this recipe enhances the flavors of the prawns.
  • Garnishing with fresh coriander leaves adds a fresh and aromatic touch to the dish.