5 Irresistibly Delicious Indian Prawn Curries You Must Try
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What do foodies love? A wholesome and delicious meal. Isn’t that true? We all love to sit back, relax, and enjoy our favourite food whenever we are hungry. Now, the definition of good food might vary among people. If you ask a non-vegetarian, the thought of fish tikka and chicken kebabs may spell indulgence. Meanwhile, for a vegetarian, a bowl of delicious paneer masala may do the trick.

When it comes to seafood, though, a desi foodie will immediately dream of a decadent prawn curry and rice, a combination that can never go wrong. Prawns are undoubtedly a crowd-pleaser. No matter what you put it into - from biryanis and curries to stir-fries, prawns never fail to impress us. Besides being extremely delicious, prawns are also highly nutritious and are a great source of protein and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, Vitamin A and E. Being low in calories and rich in healthy cholesterol makes it a perfect food to load up on.  

And one just cannot miss out on the delectable Indian curries, while deciding on cooking prawns. In fact, our love for this delicious seafood has helped us whip up a list of classic desi prawn curry recipes. You can prepare these lip-smacking prawn curries at home and make your next meal a delicious affair. Here’s a list.

1. Prawn Balchao 

Packed with a burst of spices, this flavourful prawn curry is cooked in spices - such as pepper seeds, Kashmiri red chillies, cinnamon, cardamom, and tamarind. The best thing about this prawn dish from Goa is that you can pair it with rice as a curry or even enjoy it as a prawn pickle. 

2. Goan Prawn Ambotik 

Another Goan-style prawn curry, prawn ambotik brings together two distinct flavours of spicy and sour. These flavours help come up with a tantalising dish that is rich, decadent and super creamy. This prawn curry is perfect for special occasions.  

3. Malabari Prawn Curry 

Malabari prawn curry is one of the most popular South Indian prawn curries. Its earthy and wholesome flavour comes from the Malabar coast, where prawns are cooked in tamarind, coconut, and jaggery to give a sweet and sour taste to the curry. 

4. Prawn Malai Curry 

Another delicious creamy dish, this rendition of prawn curry is mostly cooked in Bengali homes. It boasts the flavours of coconut, mustard paste, poppy seed, cream, and chillies. The dish is cooked in mustard oil. The best part is that you can cook this prawn curry in just about 30 minutes. 

5. Malvani Prawn Curry 

Packed with flavours of the Konkan region, this Malvani prawn curry is a luscious and yummy blend of coconut milk, tamarind, a host of whole spices and chillies. Often paired with rice, this prawn curry is hard to resist.