Shrimp / Prawn Curry /Royallu Iguru

Shrimp is one of my favorite seafood.Here is the simple recipe I used to prepare this curry.


Shrimp Curry
  • 2 cups Shrimp, de-veined & cleaned (notes added : How to clean the shrimp)
  • 1 cup Onion, chopped
  • 1 cup Tomato,chopped
  • 1 tsp. Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp Salt or to taste
  • 5 tsp Oil
  • Curry leaves
  • Cilantro leaves for garnishing


  • Heat oil in a pan, splutter curry leaves,
  • Add the chopped onion and green chillis and fry till transparent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste fry for a minute.
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, blackpepper powder, cumin powder, garam masala and salt to it and keep sauteing until the masala thickens and turn brown.
  • Add cleaned and de-veined shrimp/prawn to the masala and cook just until the prawns cook tender about 3-5 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.


  • Do not overcook for more than 5 minutes, then shrimp will become hard/rubbery kind of texture.
Here is the way I used to clean the shrimp.
  • To remove the shell from the shrimp, hold the tail and gently remove the shell around the shrimp body, then the tail can be detached completely by just pulling it.
  • To remove the vein, make a shallow cut lengthwise down the outer curve of the shrimp's body using a paring knife(use finger tip/nail), pick out the dark ribbon-like vein running lengthwise along the shrimp's back.
  • Rinse the shrimp in cold water. store it freezer for later use or cook them immediately.


Ashwini said...

This is the same way I make shrimp curry...Looks yum

Poornima Nair said...

This is a wonderful curry Hema. Looks delicious. You have a great collection here. Keep going.
And I hope to see your entry for my event:)

Varsha Vipins said...

wow..This is my fav n i make it so often..looks thick n rich hema..:)..n also..that was choo chweet of ur kid to ask so..Tell her I can send it if she/he gives me the address..:)

Varunavi said...

Lovely hema,wonderful curry and the colour.

Meenal Mehta said...


first time here ..lovely recipe :)


aquadaze said...

first time here... the prawn curry looks so nice and spicy!!

Smitha said...

My first time here Hema,
Nice curry and it reminds me of home:)

Hema said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments and encouraging me.

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