Prawn Curry with Lady Fingers.

This is a typical East Indian Prawn Curry with lady fingers which make it even more tasty .We East Indians use a lot of vegetables with fish and meat there are so many combos of veggies which we add in fish n meat curries .
I have already posted one kanji curry recipe before in which we add bottle gourd and brinjals .We also make a awesome chilly fry with shrimps with the most bitter vegetable which is bitter gourd but the chilly fry taste simply wow and all those who hate eating bitter gourd otherwise fall in love with it eating this.. I will be posting it here someday.
Coming back to this curry its a simple prawn curry with ladies fingers in  a coconut chilli based gravy it taste lovely with hot steamed rice and goes very well with handbreads(rice bhakri)too.

15-20 medium sized Prawns deveined
250 gms lady fingers cut into 2 or 3 pieces
4-5 garlic cloves
3-4 crushed  garlic cloves
1.5 " ginger 
8-10 kashmiri chillies dry
2 medium onions sliced
1/2 fresh coconut grated
1.5 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp  tamarind pulp
oil 1 tbsp
salt as needed


 Devein the prawns remove the shell and the tail but keep  the head intact all the flavours lie in there.but if you wish too you could  clean the prawn completely without keeping the shell.

Grind the fresh coconut,kashmiri chillies ,ginger-garlic ,coriander -cumin seeds and turmeric to a smooth paste adding little water.

In a vessel heat oil add the sliced onions and saute till soft then add the crushed garlic cloves and saute for a minute then the prawns and fry well.

Now add the masala paste and water as needed and the ladies fingers and let it come to a nice boil

Simmer and cook  once the prawns and ladyfingers are well cooked .(don't let the ladyfingers become mushy.)

Add salt if required and lastly add the tamarind pulp and let it come to  a nice boil again .

Serve hot with rice /'rice rotis/ taste good with breads too.

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  1. i love this prawn curry..looks perfect n yummy

  2. this looks too good... prawn with drumsticks is really interesting....

  3. this is my all time favourite..looks very tempting

  4. the prawn curry looks yummy

  5. looks too good..i loved it....

  6. Wow, this looks amazing. I'm from the U.S. and I'm not familiar with the term "lady fingers". Is this okra or "bhindi" (in Hindi)? I'll definitely have to try this recipe out, since I LOVE prawns. Mmm!

    1. Hi Nadia,
      Thanks for stopping by and for your kind compliment ,Yes its Bhindis/ try it out..