Curry Leaf Poached Prawns with Crushed Peanuts (serves 2)

This is one of those plates on the menu that never fails! Fresh Goan Prawns Poached in Butter, Lemon, Garlic Slivers AND Curry Leaves. I top it with toasted peanuts. And BOOM! It’s like this citrusy dairy herby explosion in your mouth. The trick also lies in cooking the prawns right. They need to have the crunch and still cool through. Kids especially enjoy this dish. My daughter ate 15 prawns before I had to stop her!! 😱The minute she walks into @cocoshambhala she asks for these prawns 😋. One of her friends recently told me that he felt he was in heaven when he ate these prawns (such a charmer!). I trust kids. They give you honest unfiltered opinion. Either it tastes good or they won’t touch it! 🤪
It’s a super easy recipe and you must give it a shot. The ingredients are all local across India and very easy to acquire. Here is the recipe! 🥳


  • 6 medium prawns (cleaned)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup curry leaves
  • 1 garlic cloves (sliced length wise)
  • 2 lemons (juiced)
  • 1/2 peanuts (roasted & crushed)
  • Salt & pepper


Step 1

Heat butter in a pan with lemon juice . This will keep the butter from separating.

Step 2

Hand crush the curry leaves and add to the butter

Step 3

Add the prawns and cook for 2 mins max

Step 4

Remove from flame

Step 5

Plate each prawns in a small shallow bowl, spoon in butter, garlic, curry leaves

Step 6

Top with crushed peanuts


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