Prawns with Mango & Drumstick / Chemmeen Manga Muringakka Curry

Prawns Curry

This is a Kerala special seafood delicacy  in which prawns/shrimps are cooked with raw mango and drumstick in coconut gravy. You can use any size of prawns for this, better use small size because it tastes more. Here I have used the tiger prawns. The most time consuming process is the cleaning of shrimps. Once you remove head, tail and shell of the shrimps, remove the vein by making a cut in the back ridge of it using a knife, grab it with your fingers and pull it back toward the tail of the shrimp. Rinse it in cold water and cook it right away.


  • Prawns – 250 gram
  • Raw mango – 1/2 of one
  • Drumstick – 3
  • Ginger – small piece
  • Green chili – 1
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chili powder – 1/2 teaspoon

To grind

  • Coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds – 1/8 teaspoon
  • Shallots – 2
  • Green chili – 1
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

To season

  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dry red chili – 2
  • Shallot – 5


  1. Grind the ingredients to a fine paste with 1/4 cup of water.
  2. Add ginger,green chili,curry leaves,chili powder, turmeric powder ,salt ,drumsticks in an earthenware with 1 cup of water.
  3. Cook until drumsticks are half cooked  then add shrimps and the mango pieces. When it is cooked add the ground paste with 1/4 cup of water. Bring it to a boil in medium flame, give a good stir and turn off.
  4. Heat coconut oil in a  pan and add mustard, when it crackles add fenugreek seeds, dry red chilies , shallot and curry leaves.Saute until the shallots are golden brown.pour it on top of the curry.
  5. Keep it closed for some time then serve it with (Kerala Matta) rice.

Prawns Curry


5 Comments Add yours

  1. My all time favorite curry. Yours look so yummy

    Liked by 1 person

  2. navane64 says:

    Its a yum factor.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Its my all time fav…mouth watering…


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